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What and where are the jobs for students completing their degrees in Biological or Computer Sciences, Physics or Mathematics?

These are questions which prompted the development of this section of our site. Not every case or aspect can be addressed, but hopefully the methodology adopted will prove helpful in a wide range of situations. For example:

  • Factors to consider when choosing a career direction or planning the search for a first graduate job are described. 
  • Information and opinions from Employers, recent Graduates and Careers Advisers are presented, mainly as videos.
  • Data regarding the jobs selected by former students are provided, as well as links to more information about the organisations for whom they went to work.

A good place to start is with the data shown below and discussed in the videos on this page. The first video explains how the destinations data is collected, the others explore the results for the subject areas listed.

Alternatively, you could go straight to How to Research Types of Work or How to Search for Employers.

Please be aware that this site links to content which is outside the control of The Careers Group, University of London.

Over the last 5 years, around 48% of University of London Undergraduates in Biological Sciences have gone into work within 6 months, 31% have continued with their studies and 8% have combined work with further study.

The corresponding figures for Postgraduates are approximately 74%, 9% and 9%.

How the Royal Holloway Graduates found their first job 2009 - 2012 :    NewStemBiolPie

Over the last 5 years, around 50% of University of London Undergraduates in Computer Science have gone into work within 6 months, 29% have continued with their studies and 6% have combined work with further study.

The corresponding figures for Postgraduates are approximately 71%, 11% and 6%.

How the Royal Holloway Graduates found their first job 2009 - 2012:  

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Over the last 5 years, around 40% of University of London Undergraduates in Mathematics and Physics have gone into work within 6 months, 35% have continued with their studies and 8% have combined work with further study.

The corresponding figures for Postgraduates are approximately 64%, 20% and 6%.

How the Royal Holloway Graduates found their first job 2009 - 2012: 

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In 2008, the CBI Education & Skills survey reported that:
  • Nine out of ten firms employ STEM-skilled people. Many businesses need highly numerate and analytical STEM-skilled people for financial positions in their companies.
  • 40 per cent of employers across all sectors need STEM-skilled people to design and innovate new products and services.
  • Nearly a quarter of employers value STEM skills in sales and marketing roles.

Destinations - How should you interpret the data? 

Biological Sciences - What do graduates go on to do? 

Computer Science - What do graduates go on to do? 

Mathematics and Physics - What do graduates go on to do? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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