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Durham University

Careers & Enterprise Centre

Durham Graduate Destinations

Durham graduates progress into an incredibly diverse range of professions. This is reflected in the current destination of leavers information that can be accessed in this section of the website.

Destination Data

Finding out what our graduates have gone on to do after leaving is very important to the Careers & Enterprise Centre and to the University. Recent graduates are contacted to take part in the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey which all universities take part in.

The information gained from this survey is of key importance to the University as it informs League Tables, provides data to our current and potential students about career paths of past graduates from their courses and provides academics with an understanding of employability outcomes for their courses.

Please use the links below to view the latest destinations figures for the University from the 2016/2017 DLHE survey. The information provided includes data on the number of graduates that are in work and/or further study, the average salary of graduates and their job titles and employers. You can select either Faculty or individual Department level data. Paper based destination information, including departmental breakdowns, is also available within the Careers & Enterprise Centre.

The information reflects the destinations of students six months after graduation. At this stage it is important to take into account that not all graduates have made specific career choices or entered a graduate level job role; indeed some graduates are working in temporary employment or taking additional time to volunteer or gain appropriate work experience. You will also find many examples of graduates that have entered graduate schemes or professional careers. This reinforces the high esteem in which Durham students continue to be held by the most selective of employers. The destination data is an excellent means of generating career ideas based on what your peers have gone on to do but also effectively illustrates the point that as a Durham graduate the range of career options open to you are incredibly broad, irrespective of degree discipline!

Graduate statistics

Postgraduate Destinations information

If you are interested in discovering more detailed postgraduate Destinations information click here.