LSE history students continue to have one of the best rates of employability after graduation in the UK. In the case of the Complete University Guide 2022, LSE is placed in 1st overall for job prospects.
The latest Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset, released by the UK’s Department for Education in June 2021, shows that LSE History graduates are the second highest earners after 5 years. Out of all UK universities, for a cohort of male and female individuals, who graduated from LSE in 2012-13 in the field of historical and archaeology studies, their median salary was the second highest at £40,500 after 5 years. The LEO pinpoints which universities produce the highest-earning graduates by subject area after they have been in the labour market for five years.
A report on relative labour market returns, also from the Department for Education, which calculated the difference in earnings by subject and university choice throughout Britain five years after graduation, ranked History at LSE number 1 in June 2018. The report illustrates the average impact the different universities and subjects would have on the future income of an individual. History at LSE averaged a lifetime earnings boost of £14,000 for men and £15,000 for women when compared with studying history at any other university in the UK, including Oxford, St Andrews, Cambridge, KCL and UCL.