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Summary of Employment Patterns for all courses

These tables provide an overview of the 'First Destinations' of the 2011 cohort of UL graduates, by course. (Clicking on the individual courses gives graduate profiles and typical job titles for the course).

Primary Degree Findings for the 2011 Graduate Survey also provides more detailed information on the employment record, salary levels and locations of employment for each course. 

Summary of results for primary degree courses 2011

Degree Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Aeronautical Engineering 26% 11% 53% 5% 5% 19 22
Applied Computing and Network Technologies 0% 0% 75% 0% 25% 4 6
Applied Languages 16% 32% 47% 5% 0% 19 22
Applied Physics 14% 14% 71% 0% 0% 7 8
Architecture in Architecture 47% 13% 20% 0% 20% 15 19
Arts (Joint Honours) 19% 22% 53% 3% 3% 32 33
Biomedical and Advanced Materials 50% 0% 25% 0% 25% 4 6
Biomedical Electronics 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 1 1
Biomedical Engineering 62% 8% 31% 0% 0% 13 13
Business Studies 63% 7% 20% 4% 6% 279 321
Business Studies with French 31% 46% 15% 8% 0% 13 16
Business Studies with German 67% 0% 0% 33% 0% 3 3
Business Studies with Japanese 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 1 4
Computer Aided Engineering and Design 25% 0% 75% 0% 0% 4 4
Computer Engineering 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 3
Computer Systems 75% 0% 25% 0% 0% 8 12
Construction Management and Engineering 19% 23% 23% 14% 21% 43 51
Digital Media Design 35% 20% 20% 10% 15% 20 22
Economics and Mathematical Sciences 75% 0% 0% 25% 0% 4 4
Economics and Sociology 30% 20% 40% 0% 10% 10 11
Electronic Engineering 80% 0% 0% 20% 0% 5 7
English and History 21% 7% 48% 14% 10% 29 39
Environmental Science 72% 0% 28% 0% 0% 18 23
Equine Science 50% 20% 20% 0% 10% 10 14
European Studies 46% 15% 23% 8% 8% 13 17
Financial Mathematics 33% 17% 33% 17% 0% 12 14
Food Science and Health 53% 12% 29% 6% 0% 17 19
Health and Safety 44% 0% 22% 0% 33% 18 20
History Politics Sociology and Social Studies 13% 13% 65% 0% 9% 23 26
Industrial Biochemistry 42% 11% 42% 0% 5% 19 21
Information Systems 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 2
International Insurance and European Studies 83% 17% 0% 0% 0% 6 11
Irish and New Media 14% 43% 14% 0% 29% 7 10
Irish Music and Dance 48% 12% 36% 0% 4% 25 25
Language and Cultural Studies 20% 40% 20% 0% 20% 10 12
Law and Accounting 66% 5% 26% 0% 3% 58 63
Law and European Studies 30% 9% 53% 4% 4% 53 59
Laws (Graduate Entry) 27% 0% 64% 0% 9% 11 12
Manufacturing Engineering 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2 3
Mathematical Sciences 50% 0% 25% 25% 0% 4 5
Mechanical Engineering 48% 11% 26% 7% 7% 27 29
Medicine and Surgery (Graduate Entry) 91% 3% 0% 6% 0% 32 32
Midwifery 43% 43% 0% 14% 0% 7 14
Multimedia and Computer Games Development 59% 0% 6% 0% 35% 17 18
Music, Media and Performance Technology 43% 17% 10% 0% 30% 30 35
New Media and English 29% 18% 33% 4% 16% 51 62
Nursing (General) 49% 38% 7% 2% 4% 45 61
Nursing (Intellectual Disability) 80% 0% 13% 7% 0% 15 24
Nursing (Mental Health) 50% 40% 0% 0% 10% 10 18
Pharmacuetical and Industrial Chemistry 56% 11% 33% 0% 0% 9 11
Physiotherapy 36% 32% 14% 14% 5% 22 25
Politics and International Relations 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 1 1
Product Design and Technology 64% 0% 29% 7% 0% 14 15
Production Management 50% 0% 50% 0% 0% 2 2
Psychology and Sociology 30% 35% 26% 0% 9% 23 25
Public Administration 31% 10% 41% 3% 14% 29 34
Robotics Engineering 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Sport and Exercise Science 28% 13% 50% 8% 3% 40 44
Wood Science and Technology 50% 0% 17% 17% 17% 6 9
Overall Average 46% 13% 28% 5% 8% 1222 1443

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Summary of results for teacher education courses

Degree Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
(Education) in Biological Science 57% 10% 20% 4% 8% 49 52
(Education) in Materials and Construction Technology 72% 6% 1% 6% 15% 68 71
(Education) in Materials and Engineering Technology 63% 8% 5% 5% 18% 38 41
(Education) Physical Science 40% 0% 40% 0% 20% 5 9
Arts (Education) in Languages 88% 6% 0% 0% 6% 17 17
Physical Education 63% 22% 10% 3% 1% 67 71
Overall Average 66% 11% 9% 4% 10% 244 261

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Total results for all primary degree courses 2011

Degree Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Overall Average 50% 13% 25% 4% 8% 1466 1704

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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
Equine Science 33% 11% 56% 0% 0% 9 12
Equine Science 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 1 2
Music and Dance 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 2 2
Overall Average 25% 8% 58% 8% 0% 12 16

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Summary of results for graduate diploma courses

Graduate Diploma Programme Employed in Ireland Employed Abroad Further Study Not available Seeking employment No. of Responses Total no. of Graduates
Chemical Engineering 67% 17% 17% 0% 0% 6 8
Clinical Therapies (Occupational Therapy) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Clinical Therapies (Occupational Therapy) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0 1
Clinical Therapies (Physiotherapy) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Clinical Therapies (Physiotherapy) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 4
Computer Aided Engineering Product Design 40% 40% 10% 0% 10% 10 11
Computer Aided Enterprise Performance Modelling 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Computer Engineering 20% 0% 80% 0% 0% 5 5
Computing 36% 7% 14% 0% 43% 14 19
Education (Business) 79% 17% 0% 0% 4% 24 30
Education (Languages) 69% 23% 0% 0% 8% 13 14
Education (Mathematics Teaching) 65% 6% 0% 6% 24% 17 18
Education (Music) 75% 10% 10% 0% 5% 20 21
Education (Physical Education) 86% 14% 0% 0% 0% 21 23
Education (Technology) 93% 7% 0% 0% 0% 15 16
English Language Teaching 0% 50% 50% 0% 0% 2 5
Human Rights in Criminal Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0 1
International Commercial Law 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0 1
Journalism 67% 0% 0% 0% 33% 3 5
Midwifery 50% 0% 0% 50% 0% 2 3
Nursing (Intellectual Disability) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 5
Nursing (Palliative Care) 89% 0% 11% 0% 0% 9 14
Nursing (Peri-Operative Care) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 4
Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) 73% 0% 27% 0% 0% 11 15
Nursing (Rehabilitation of the Older Person) 63% 0% 38% 0% 0% 8 11
Nursing / Midwifery 17% 0% 67% 0% 17% 6 8
Quality Management 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 2 3
Sociology (Applied Social Research) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 3
Overall Average 69% 10% 12% 1% 8% 203 251

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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
Advanced Materials 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 4
Applied Physics 75% 0% 25% 0% 0% 4 4
Biomedical Engineering 57% 0% 29% 0% 14% 7 10
Business Management 81% 11% 0% 7% 0% 27 33
Classical String Performance 60% 10% 10% 0% 20% 10 12
Community Music 33% 17% 17% 17% 17% 6 9
Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies 0% 25% 50% 0% 25% 4 6
Computational Finance 67% 22% 0% 0% 11% 9 13
Computer Aided Engineering Product Design 80% 0% 0% 0% 20% 5 5
Computer and Communications Systems 60% 20% 0% 0% 20% 5 20
Computer Integrated Manufacturing 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Dance 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 5
Dance Performance 80% 20% 0% 0% 0% 5 6
Development 67% 33% 0% 0% 0% 3 4
Education (Music) 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2 2
E-Learning Design and Development 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0 1
English 47% 20% 27% 7% 0% 15 17
English Language Teaching 50% 33% 0% 0% 17% 6 10
Ethnochoreology 67% 33% 0% 0% 0% 3 3
Ethnomusicology 25% 0% 75% 0% 0% 4 4
European Integration 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 1 1
Financial Services 64% 27% 0% 0% 9% 11 20
French 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2 2
Gender, Culture and Society 13% 13% 25% 0% 50% 8 11
Global Computing and Localisation 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 3
Health Informatics 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2 4
History 40% 0% 30% 20% 10% 10 12
History of Art and Architecture 40% 0% 0% 40% 20% 5 7
History of the Family 89% 0% 11% 0% 0% 9 10
Human Resource Management F/T 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 2
Human Resource Management F/T 80% 0% 10% 0% 10% 10 16
Human Rights in Criminal Justice 75% 0% 0% 0% 25% 4 5
in Computer Engineering 0% 0% 50% 0% 50% 2 2
in Information and Network Security 79% 21% 0% 0% 0% 14 18
in Mechanical Engineering 50% 0% 17% 0% 33% 6 6
Interactive Media 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4 7
Interactive Media 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0 3
International Entrepreneurship 50% 0% 0% 0% 50% 8 12
International Studies 50% 13% 13% 0% 25% 8 12
International Tourism 40% 20% 0% 20% 20% 5 7
Irish Traditional Music Performance 82% 9% 9% 0% 0% 11 15
Journalism 80% 10% 0% 0% 10% 10 12
Marketing, Consumption and Society 61% 11% 17% 0% 11% 18 23
Master of Laws in Commercial Law 50% 20% 10% 0% 20% 10 10
Master of Laws in European and Comparative Law 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 2 2
Master of Laws in Human Rights in Criminal Justice 43% 14% 29% 0% 14% 7 8
Master of Laws(General) 50% 8% 17% 0% 25% 12 15
Master of Psychological Science 20% 0% 60% 20% 0% 5 5
Masters of Arts in Music Technology 29% 14% 14% 14% 29% 7 10
Mathematical Modelling 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 3 4
MSc in International Management and Global Business 70% 15% 0% 0% 15% 20 28
Music Technology 33% 33% 33% 0% 0% 3 4
Music Therapy 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5 6
Nursing (Rehabilitation of the Older Person) 50% 0% 50% 0% 0% 2 3
Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 1 2
Nursing / Midwifery 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0 1
Occupational Therapy 58% 17% 0% 4% 21% 24 29
Peace and Development Studies 40% 30% 0% 0% 30% 10 14
Politics 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 1 1
Quality Management 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6 7
Ritual Chant and Song 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 1 3
Sociology (Applied Social Research) 33% 0% 67% 0% 0% 3 3
Software Engineering 50% 25% 0% 0% 25% 4 8
Speech and Language Therapy 58% 26% 0% 0% 16% 19 31
Technical Communication 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1 2
Technical Communication and E-Learning 71% 0% 14% 0% 14% 14 19
VLSI Systems 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0 2
Work and Organisational Behaviour 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2 2
Work and Organisational Psychology 80% 0% 0% 20% 0% 5 7
Overall Average 61% 13% 11% 3% 13% 439 605

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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 62% 15% 8% 4% 12% 26 36

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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 70% 16% 1% 3% 10% 73 129

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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 54% 13% 20% 4% 9% 2219 2741

 

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