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Graduate destinations

We were recently ranked in the top ten of UK Music departments for career prospects. 

(Complete University Guide, 2014)

Music graduates from Royal Holloway have had particular success in gaining employment, and are in even greater demand if they have taken advantage of the opportunities to study other subjects, or have studied abroad.

85% of our most recent graduates are in employment or enhancing their skills with further study (source: KIS, 2013).

 About a third of our graduates go into further training in a conservatoire or university (including teacher training), a third go into music-related jobs (such as arts administration or the media), and a third take up all sorts of other professions (including accountancy, law, and management). 

Music is not just a vocational degree, and you will find Royal Holloway’s music graduates working in orchestras, concert halls, opera houses, and cathedrals, and come across them in rock groups, in the media, and in arts management. Our graduates have gone on to success in all walks of life – some examples are listed on the right. 

Recent employers include English National Opera, Surrey County Arts Service, EMI and Slaughter & May, and a number of our graduates set themselves up as successful independent performers and/or teachers. 

Music graduates are highly employable, given the social, technical, creative, and verbal skills developed during their studies (not to mention the evidence of self-discipline and commitment provided by those long hours of practice!). 


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