Tax Year 2018-19

Graduate outcomes (LEO): postgraduate outcomes

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Graduate outcomes (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO)): Employment and earnings outcomes for those who graduated with a level 7 (masters) or level 8 (doctoral) postgraduate degree by subject studied, current region and domicile.  

This release updates previously published figures with the latest available data (2018/19 tax year). These statistics do not include any impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These are official statistics. For more information on what this means, please see the ‘Official statistics’ section at the end of this publication. 

Employment and earnings outcomes given are for postgraduates of an English Higher Education Institution (HEI), one, three, five and ten years after graduation (YAG), in the 2018/19 tax year, with comparisons to previous tax years from 2014/15 to 2017/18. UK domiciled and International (EU and non-EU domiciled) outcomes are separated. 

Comparisons are also made between postgraduate and first degree earnings and outcomes using data from the Graduate outcomes (LEO) publication. It should be considered that first degree graduates who go on to study at postgraduate level are a non-random subset of the first degree population, typically being the higher attaining graduates. The data coverage, specifically institution type, should also be considered (see methodology ‘Data quality and coverage’).  

For the first time in this publication, we have included a new table which provides more granular breakdowns of subject areas. This table can be found in the ‘Download data and files’ section.

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