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Summary of Employment Patterns for all courses

These tables provide an overview of the 'First Destinations' of the 2016 cohort of UL graduates, by course. (Clicking on the individual courses gives graduate profiles and typical job titles for the course).

Summary of results for primary degree courses 2016

Primary Degree Courses Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Aeronautical Engineering 42% 8% 35% 0% 15 26 29
Applied Languages 51% 11% 29% 0% 9% 35 46
Applied Physics 33% 0% 67% 0% 0% 6 7
Architecture in Architecture 60% 27% 0% 0% 13% 15 18
Arts (Joint Honours) 35% 4% 47% 2% 12% 49 63
Biomedical Engineering 63% 0% 31% 0% 6% 35 37
Business Studies 75% 5% 16% 1% 3% 200 228
Business Studies with French 64% 7% 22% 0% 7% 14 17
Business Studies with German 57% 14% 29% 0% 0% 7 7
Business Studies with Japanese 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 1 1
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 88% 0% 12% 0% 0% 8 9
Civil Engineering 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 8 10
Computer Aided Engineering and Design 83% 0% 17% 0% 0% 6 6
Computer Games Development 81% 5% 0% 0% 14% 21 23
Computer Systems 78% 4% 11% 0% 7% 27 29
Construction Management and Engineering 73% 18% 9% 0% 0% 11 14
Design and Manufacture 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6 6
Digital Media Design 67% 8% 8% 0% 17% 24 26
Economics and Mathematical Sciences 50% 0% 50% 0% 0% 6 8
Economics and Sociology 78% 11% 11% 0% 0% 18 25
Electronic and Computer Engineering 74% 13% 13% 0% 0% 30 35
Electronics 75% 0% 0% 0% 25% 4 8
Energy 46% 15% 31% 0% 8% 13 14
English and History 24% 21% 45% 0% 10% 29 41
Environmental Science 48% 0% 35% 0% 17% 23 23
Equine Science 46% 36% 9% 0% 9% 11 21
European Studies 25% 25% 38% 0% 12% 8 10
Financial Mathematics 60% 0% 40% 0% 0% 5 6
Food Science and Health 71% 11% 11% 2% 5% 44 51
Health Informatics 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 1 1
Health Sciences 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 1 1
History Politics Sociology and Social Studies 35% 17% 48% 0% 0% 23 33
Industrial Biochemistry 57% 5% 33% 0% 5% 37 45
International Business 68% 12% 12% 4% 4% 25 28
International Insurance and European Studies 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 1 1
Irish and New Media 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 4
Irish Music and Dance 24% 20% 50% 3% 3% 30 40
Journalism and New Media 68% 18% 9% 0% 5% 22 31
Languages Literature and Film 27% 46% 27% 0% 0% 11 15
Law and Accounting 71% 3% 26% 0% 0% 34 48
Laws (Graduate Entry) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 4
Laws (Law Plus) 36% 5% 49% 0% 10% 41 50
Mathematical Sciences 70% 0% 30% 0% 0% 10 13
Mathematics and Physics 0% 25% 75% 0% 0% 4 5
Mechanical Engineering 69% 11% 14% 2% 4% 45 48
Medicine and Surgery (Graduate Entry) 69% 29% 1% 1% 0% 108 130
Midwifery 82% 9% 0% 9% 0% 11 13
Mobile Communications and Security 82% 9% 0% 0% 9% 11 11
Music, Media and Performance Technology 65% 6% 9% 3% 17% 34 45
New Media and English 55% 14% 17% 3% 11% 34 45
Nursing (General) 87% 7% 3% 3% 0% 31 41
Nursing (Intellectual Disability) 80% 0% 10% 0% 10% 10 15
Nursing (Mental Health) 90% 10% 0% 0% 0% 10 15
Nursing Studies 83% 0% 0% 0% 17% 6 12
Paramedic Studies 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 19 21
Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry 61% 0% 28% 0% 11% 18 21
Physiotherapy 81% 11% 4% 0% 4% 26 30
Politics and International Relations 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 3
Politics and Public Administration 40% 10% 40% 10% 0% 10 15
Product Design and Technology 69% 8% 17% 3% 3% 36 41
Production Management 84% 0% 8% 0% 8% 13 16
Psychology 28% 5% 67% 0% 0% 21 25
Psychology and Sociology 22% 6% 61% 0% 11% 18 27
Public Administration 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0 1
Sport and Exercise Science 48% 2% 40% 0% 10% 48 59
Voice and Dance 80% 0% 20% 0% 0% 5 7
Wood Science and Technology 90% 0% 0% 0% 10% 10 12
Overall Average 62% 10% 21% 1% 6% 1463 1793

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Summary of results for teacher education courses

Teacher Education Courses Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
(Education) in Materials and Architectural Technology 66% 22% 6% 0% 6% 36 49
(Education) in Biological Science 58% 25% 9% 2% 6% 36 49
(Education) in Materials and Engineering Technology 74% 20% 6% 0% 0% 34 45
(Education) Physical Science 29% 57% 14% 0% 0% 7 7
Arts (Education) in Languages 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2 3
Physical Education 76% 11% 8% 2% 3% 62 72
Overall Average 67% 20% 8% 1% 4% 194 240

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Total results for all primary degree courses 2016

Degree Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Overall Average 63% 11% 20% 1% 5% 1657 2033

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Summary of results for certificates and diplomas

Certificates and Diplomas Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Advanced Clinical Practice 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1 1
Community, Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Lifeskills 60% 0% 0% 20% 20% 5 10
Digital Fabrication: Design and Manufacture 50% 0% 20% 0% 30% 10 20
Equine Science 40% 0% 60% 0% 0% 5 9
Exercise and Health Fitness 33% 0% 62% 0% 5% 37 54
Exercise and Health Fitness - Full Time 18% 0% 73% 0% 9% 11 14
Music and Dance 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 3 3
Overall Average 36% 0% 53% 1% 10% 72 111

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Summary of results for graduate/higher diploma courses

Grad/H Diploma Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Grad Dip in Chemical Engineering 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 4
Grad Dip in Computer Aided Engineering Product Design 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 2
Grad Dip in Computer Engineering 67% 0% 33% 0% 0% 3 4
Grad Dip in Computing 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 1 2
Grad Dip in Education (Research) 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Grad Dip in Engineering (Information and Network Security 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Grad Dip in Journalism 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 2 2
Grad Dip in Nursing (Dementia Care) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5 11
Grad Dip in Nursing (Palliative Care) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 7 11
Grad Dip in Nursing (Peri-Operative Care) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 10 21
Grad Dip in Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 9 21
Grad Dip in Nursing (Respiratory Care) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5 7
Grad Dip in Occupation Studies 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Grad Dip in Sociology (Applied Social Research) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Grad Dip in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 2
Grad Dip in Technical Communication and E-Learning 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 1 2
Grad Dip in Work and Organisational Psychology 50% 0% 0% 0% 50% 2 2
H Dip in Business and English as a Foreign Language 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 2 2
H Dip in Data Analytics and Software Development 50% 0% 50% 0% 0% 4 4
H Dip in International Financial Services 56% 0% 11% 0% 33% 9 15
H Dip in Manufacturing and Automation 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 4
H Dip in Midwifery 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5 11
H Dip in Mobile and Secure Cloud Computing 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 1 1
H Dip in Sci and Eng with English Foreign Lang (Pre Masters Studies) 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 1 1
H Dip in Software Development 90% 0% 5% 0% 5% 20 24
H Dip in Software Development for Middleware Integration 82% 0% 9% 0% 9% 11 15
Overall Average 81% 3% 7% 0% 9% 113 178

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Summary of results for taught masters courses

Taught Masters Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Arts: Business Management 79% 14% 0% 0% 7% 14 24
Arts: Classical String Performance 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 1 2
Arts: Community Music 43% 29% 14% 0% 14% 7 7
Arts: Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2 4
Arts: Creative Writing 40% 0% 0% 20% 40% 5 12
Arts: Dance 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2 6
Arts: Dance Performance 71% 29% 0% 0% 0% 7 11
Arts: English 50% 0% 50% 0% 0% 2 6
Arts: Ethnochoreology 50% 25% 0% 0% 25% 4 4
Arts: Ethnomusicology 25% 25% 25% 0% 25% 4 6
Arts: Ethics in International Affairs 50% 0% 0% 50% 0% 2 2
Arts: Festive Arts 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 4 8
Arts: Gender, Culture and Society 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 1 1
Arts: History 67% 0% 33% 0% 0% 3 5
Arts: History of the Family 0% 0% 0% 67% 33% 3 4
Arts: Human Rights in Criminal Justice 50% 0% 0% 50% 0% 2 2
Arts: International Entrepreneurship Management 69% 0% 6% 0% 25% 16 24
Arts: International Studies 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 1 3
Arts: International Tourism 59% 8% 0% 0% 33% 12 23
Arts: Irish Dance Studies 50% 0% 50% 0% 0% 2 2
Arts: Irish Traditional Music Performance 60% 20% 0% 0% 20% 10 17
Arts: Journalism 80% 10% 0% 0% 10% 10 13
Arts: Languages and ICT Content Development 0% 50% 0% 0% 50% 2 2
Arts: Modern Language Studies 67% 33% 0% 0% 0% 3 4
Arts: Music Technology 50% 0% 0% 50% 0% 2 3
Arts: Music Therapy 88% 12% 0% 0% 0% 8 11
Arts: Peace and Development Studies 75% 0% 0% 25% 0% 4 4
Arts: Politics 67% 0% 0% 33% 0% 3 4
Arts: Psychology 75% 8% 0% 0% 17% 12 20
Arts: Ritual Chant and Song 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 2
Arts: Sociology (Applied Social Research) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Arts: Sociology (Youth, Community and Social Regeneration) 80% 0% 20% 0% 0% 5 6
Arts: Taxation 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 10 10
Arts: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 36% 36% 0% 0% 28% 11 15
Arts: Technical Communication and E-Learning 84% 0% 0% 8% 8% 12 14
Business: Human Resource Management F/T 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Eng: Aeronautical Engineering 17% 50% 0% 0% 33% 6 11
Eng: Computer Engineering 67% 0% 33% 0% 0% 3 4
Eng: Computer and Communications Systems 50% 0% 0% 0% 50% 12 17
Eng: Information and Network Security 50% 25% 0% 0% 25% 12 24
Eng: Mechanical Engineering 64% 27% 9% 0% 0% 11 15
Eng: VLSI Systems 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 2
Laws :Commercial Law 71% 0% 0% 0% 29% 7 9
Laws: (General) 50% 0% 50% 0% 0% 4 5
Laws: Human Rights in Criminal Justice 50% 0% 50% 0% 0% 2 2
Science: Advanced Engineering Materials 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 5
Science: Applied Physics 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 1 1
Science: Biomedical Device Materials 43% 0% 43% 14% 0% 7 8
Science: Computational Finance 56% 22% 22% 0% 0% 9 10
Science: Economic Analysis 80% 20% 0% 0% 0% 5 7
Science: Financial Services 80% 7% 0% 0% 13% 15 28
Science: Health Informatics 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 12 14
Science: Human Resource Management F/T 86% 7% 0% 0% 7% 14 16
Science: International Management and Global Business 69% 8% 0% 0% 23% 13 15
Science: Interactive Media 83% 17% 0% 0% 0% 12 16
Science: Marketing, Consumption and Society 81% 6% 0% 0% 13% 16 21
Science: Mathematical Modelling 50% 0% 38% 0% 12% 8 11
Science: Multilingual Computing and Localisation 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 2 2
Science: Music Technology 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 2 3
Science: Nursing (Dementia Care) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5 7
Science: Nursing / Midwifery 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2 5
Science: Nursing (Palliative Care) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4 4
Science: Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5 7
Science: Nursing (Rehabilitation of the Older Person) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2 4
Science: Nursing (Respiratory Care) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2 3
Science: Nursing Studies 50% 0% 0% 0% 50% 4 17
Science: Occupation Studies 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Science: Occupational Therapy 83% 4% 0% 0% 13% 24 32
Science: Project Management 55% 25% 0% 0% 20% 20 28
Science: Psychological Science 47% 27% 0% 13% 13% 15 17
Science: Quality Management 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Science: Risk Management and Insurance 50% 33% 6% 0% 11% 18 18
Science: Software Engineering 33% 0% 0% 0% 67% 3 4
Science: Software Engineering and Entrepreneurship 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 2
Science: Speech and Language Therapy 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 16 22
Science: Sports Performance 55% 20% 15% 0% 10% 20 24
Science: Work and Organisational Behaviour 25% 25% 25% 0% 25% 4 4
Science: Work and Organisational Psychology 86% 7% 0% 0% 7% 14 15
Tech: Computer Aided Engineering Product Design 86% 0% 14% 0% 0% 7 7
Professional Master of Education (Business) 75% 6% 6% 0% 13% 16 21
Professional Master of Education (Languages) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8 11
Professional Master of Education (Mathematics) 80% 20% 0% 0% 0% 5 9
Professional Master of Education (Music) 25% 25% 0% 0% 50% 4 6
Professional Master of Education (Physical Education) 84% 8% 8% 0% 0% 12 15
Professional Master of Education (Technological Education) 67% 33% 0% 0% 0% 6 8
Overall Average 68% 12% 6% 2% 12% 585 823

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Summary of results for research masters courses

Masters Research Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Overall Average 84% 0% 8% 8% 0% 13 20

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Summary of results for PhD courses

PhD Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Overall Average 71% 20% 3% 2% 4% 85 117

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Summary of results for all award categories

All Award Levels Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Overall Average 65% 11% 16% 1% 7% 2524 3282

 

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