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Future prospects

Having a degree from Oxford can help you achieve your goals in life. We've surveyed employers and they tell us that Oxford students are 'more likely' or 'much more likely' than the average UK student to possess high-level employability skills - such as problem solving, leadership, and communication.

All Oxford graduates’ impressive skill-sets are highly sought after by employers, so whatever degree course you study, you will have a very wide choice of careers. This is important because it means you can confidently choose the course you really love, not the one which you think will give you the best career prospects. 

Six months after leaving, the majority of our graduates are in employment or in further study 8% were doing something else such as taking time out to travel and only 4% were looking for work.

And of those in work:

Health & social care       12%
Education       10%
Banking & investment       9%
Accountancy, insurance & financial services       7%
Charity, development, not for profit & think tanks       6%
IT & computing       6%
Consultancy       6%
Government & public services       5%
Media, journalism & publishing       5%
Academia & higher education       4%
Consumer goods & retail       4%
Advertising, marketing & communications       4%
Sport, leisure & tourism       3%
Engineering & manufacturing       3%
Law       2%
Arts & heritage       2%
Energy & the environment       2%
Other sectors       10%