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European & International Studies

Grad Stats

european and int studies grad statsWhat do graduates do?

We’ve analysed the latest graduate destinations data to show you what graduates from your department were doing six months after completing their course at King’s. 

Undergraduates 2014

The data here include all students (Home, EU and other international) who completed first-degree (undergraduate) programmes in 2014. 

Undergraduates: initial destinations

Broken down into the four main areas: work, study, unemployment and other (this includes taking time out to travel, due to start work, unable to work etc).

Initial destinations for graduates are evenly split between work and study - as a proportion far more European & international Studies graduates continue into further study than their peers from other departments at the university. Zero unemployment too - though this is based on just 21 responses overall for leavers from 2014.

European & international Studies, undergraduate destinations, 2014

European and International Studies Destinations of Undergraduates - Main Activity - 2012-14

ActivityAs %
Work 48%
Study 48%
Unemployed 0%
Other 5%
Level of work or study

Graduate level means work that is classified as being professional or managerial OR further study that is at a higher level (for example, Masters, PhD or professional courses). Includes all those in work or studying; excludes unemployed.

% of European & International Studies graduates in graduate-level work/study

European and International Studies Destinations of Undergraduates - Level of Work or Study - 2012-14

Overwhelmingly, those in work or study are in professional/managerial roles or higher level study.

How much might I earn?

Unfortunately we don't have enough data to provide a figure here. The median figure for the Faculty of Arts & Humanities was £20,000 in 2014 - for those in full-time work only, earning over £10,000 per annum. We use median (the mid-point value in a data range) as we feel it is a better indicator than mean (or average) where very high or low salaries can distort the results to give an inaccurate picture.

Employment sectors

Again, there is insufficient data to provide a list of employment sectors.

Please use the Job Titles list below to get an idea of common occupational areas for European & International Studies graduates.

Job titles and employers (examples) - 2012-14
As a word cloud...

European and International Studies Destinations of Undergraduates - Jobs Word Cloud - 2012-14

...and in full
Job Titles (A-Z)
Account Manager
Accounts Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Advisor for Public/Foreign Relations
Aid Worker
Analyst x 2
Associate
Brand Ambassador
Business Strategy and Planning Analyst
Campaigns and Parliamentary Volunteer
Communications and Training Assistant (Graduate Scheme)
Corporate Banking and Securities Analyst
Customer Business Executive
Editor
Entrepreneur
EU Affairs Officer
Freelance Graphic Designer
Operations Officer
Personal Assistant (PA) to the Commercial Counsellor
Programme Co-Ordinator
Project Assistant
Project Manager x 2
Receptionist
Research Intern
Risk Trainee at the Salamanca Group
Sales Associate
Shopkeeper
Trainee Account Executive
Employers (A-Z)
Amnesty International
Barclays Capital
Charityworks
Cherie Blair Foundation
Cloths Questions Ltd
Concern Worldwide
Connolly Accountants & Business Advisors
Deloitte
Deutsche Bank
Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London
Ernest Jones
European Friends of Israel
EY
Freelance Graphic Designer
Government, Ministry of Culture in Estonia
HM Government
Lucy A Raymond & Sons Ltd.
Nestle UK Ltd
PwC
Refugee Resource
Salamanca Group
Samsung
Self-Employed Restaurateur
Telefónica
The City Factory
The Deanery Bookstore
The French Consulate
Thistle
Further study courses - 2012-14

Leading providers:

  • LSE, 7 students
  • King's College London, 4 students

Popular subject areas include

  • international relations, peace and security
  • public policy
  • management
  • politics and economy
  • law

Postgraduates 2012-14

The data here include all students (Home, EU and other international) who completed postgraduate taught programmes in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Postgraduates: initial destinations

Broken down into the four main areas: work, study, unemployment and other (this includes taking time out to travel, due to start work, unable to work etc).

The proportion of European & international Studies postgraduates going straight into work and study is the same as the whole university figure.

European & international Studies, postgraduate destinations, 2012-14

 european-and-IntStudies-mainactivity-PGT

ActivityAs %
Work 79%
Study 8%
Unemployed 11%
Other 2%
Level of work or study

Graduate level means work that is classified as being professional or managerial OR further study that is at a higher level (for example, Masters, PhD or professional courses). Includes all those in work or studying; excludes unemployed.

% of postgraduates in graduate-level work/study

European-and-IntStudies-graduate-level-PGT

Four out of five graduates from the department go straight on to graduate level work. Remember, this is a snap-shot of the situation for graduates six months on: national longitudinal studies indicate that the vast majority of graduates (i.e. 95%+) are in professional level jobs and careers within three years.

How much might I earn?

The figures below are for those in full-time work only, earning over £10,000 per annum. We use median (the mid-point value in a data range) as we feel it is a better indicator than mean (or average) where very high or low salaries can distort the results to give an inaccurate picture.

Median salaries of European & International Studies postgraduates

European-and-IntStudies-median-salary-PG

At £21,000, salaries for European & International Studies postgraduates are lower than the college average (£28,000), but bear in mind that many popular career paths have relatively low starting salaries. For example, many graduates go on to work for charities and NGOs. Often these have a relatively low starting salary, but this can be expected to increase as your career progresses.

Longer term studies (for example, DLHE Longitudinal Survey) show that graduate salaries are about 20% higher after three years.

Employment sectors
Employment sectors for European & International Studies postgraduates

European-and-IntStudies-sectors-PG

The diverse nature of the course lends itself to a variety of sectors - as is evidenced by the data. Finance, International organisations and Public Administration & Defence account for more than half of destinations; but the remainder cover a wide spectrum from education to consultancy to the arts. 

Job titles and employers (examples) - 2012-14
As a word cloud...

european-and-IntStudies-jobs-wordcloud-PG

...and in full
JOBTITLE
Accounts Executive
Admin Assistant
Administrative Manager
Administrator
Analyst
Anti-Illicit Trade Systems Co-Ordinator
Assistant to the World Heritage Center
Associate Social Security Expert
Banking Intern
Bar Staff
Business Developer
Civil Servant
Consultant
CRM Analyst
Deputy Director
Development Intern
Digital Marketing Executive
E-commerce content writer
European Union Expert
Financial accounting
Financial Analyst
Foreign Rights Assistant
Freelance Consultant
Fundraiser
Government and Parliamentary Relations Analyst
Graduate Training Program
Information Analyst
Intern
International Analyst
International Banking Analyst
Junior Analyst
Junior EU Communications Manager
Junior Expert in European Politics, Municipality of Plovdiv
Junior Expert in Foreign Economic Policy
Junior Financial Analyst
Junior Policy Adviser
Junior Project Manager
Kitchen Team Player
Lecturer
Legal Analyst
Legislative and Press Intern
Loan Adviser
Manager
Marketing Assistant
Marketing Intern
Marketing Officer
Merchant Acquisition Executive
Paralegal/Advice Assistant
Parliamentary Assistant
Parliamentary Assistant (European Parliament)
Personal Assistant (PA)
Personal Trainer
Policy Adviser
Policy and Public Affairs Officer
Policy Assistant
Political Analyst
Political Research Intern
Political, press and information Trainee
Presentation Operator
Press officer
Product Manager
Programme Co-Ordinator
Project Consultant
Project Coordinator
Project Management Specialist
Public Administrator
Public Relations Account Executive
Rate Sales Intern
Receptionist
Research Administrator
Risk analyst
Sales Assistant
Sales Associate
Senior Adviser
Staff Officer
Telephone Interviewer
Trading Account Manager
Trainee Economist
Trainee European Parliament
Trainee Policy Adviser
Trainee Public Relations (PR) Officer
Trainee Rating Analyst
Employer Name
AFG Immigration Ltd
Amplifier PR
APCO Worldwide
Baku European Games Operation Committee (BEGOC)
Cancer Research UK
Cecimo
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
Chocolaterie Monaco
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Council of Ministries
Credit Suisse
DeHavilland
Delegation of the European Union to Singapore
Directorate for Anti-Corruption Initiative (DACI)
ESP Consultancy
Espirato Santo
European Parliament
European Union
Evonik
Fitch Ratings
Fitness First Riverside Leisure Centre
Freedom from Torture
Future First
Gatehouse Advisory Partners
German Association of the Automotive Industry
Ghent University
Goldman Sachs
GovNet Communications
Greenovate
Halyk Bank
Hotel Mercure
Hume Brophy
IBM
IHS
ILA
Imperial College London
Imperial Tobacco Group
Imprima
Independent Colleges Dublin
Inquiron
Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses
Intermedia
Jaguar Land Rover
LCH.Clearnet
Listen
Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism of Bulgaria
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications
Mobeus
Municipality of Plovdiv
Nationwide
NATO
Network Research
Norwegian Army
NYBT
Oakam Loans
Octopus Invest Holding
Otto Beisheim School of Management
Pension Department
Postal Office of Norway
Quipper
Ransquawk
Risk Advisory Group
Shay Zavaro
Shenzhen Hofan
Société Générale
Spirit Pub Company
Stitch and Trim
The Dutch Foreign Ministry
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
The Law Society of England and Wales
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) - Policy C
Tipik Communication Agency
TNO Netherlands
UN (United Nations)
unbiased.co.uk
UNESCO
United Nations (UN)
United States Senate
Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

 

Further study courses - 2012-14

Most European & International Studies postgrads go into work rather than study after completion. Those who have continued in education have done so studying a diverse range of topics including law, journalism, finance & economics. King's has been the most popular destination.

 

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