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The Destinations of Leavers From Higher Education 2018: School of History, Art History and Philosophy

School of History, Art History and Philosophy Summary

Data obtained as part of the 2017 DLHE collection shows that recent graduates from the school have performed well in some areas after leaving the university.

  • The graduate level employment data shows that 74% of employed leavers were in graduate level work, which is 6% below the institutional average of 80%.
  • Those leavers who reported that they were still seeking employment six months after graduating matches the institutional average at 4%.
  • The further study rate for the school show 30% of leavers choosing to undertake further study, matching the university average of 30%
  • 58% of leavers are in any form of employment, which is just 1% below the average.
  • These figures all contribute to producing a performance indicator (PI)* score of 79% for the school 4% below the institutional score of 83%.

Department Summary

American Studies

The department has performed well across the main outcomes group of graduate level employment.

  • The graduate level employment figure is well above the average of all Sussex departments with 81% of employed leavers being in graduate level work, which is 1% above average. The overall employment figure at 62% is 3% above the university average of 59%.
  • The rate of unemployment for leavers from the department is above the school average at 7% although this is only three individuals.
  • Leavers from this department chose to undertake further study at a lower rate than the university average with 26% of leavers choosing to study.
  • This data gives the department a PI score of 80%, which is 3% below the university average.

Art History

The department is a strong performer and their graduates have recorded some excellent outcomes this year.

  • The overall employment rate of 58% is only 1% below the average rate across all departments.
  • 79% of these leavers are in graduate level employment, 1% below the university average.
  • Leavers have performed strongly in terms of unemployment with none indicting that they were still seeking work.
  • The further study rate for the department of 25% is below the school and the institutional average of 30%.
  • This data gives the department a PI score of 85%, which exceeds the university average by 2%.

History

The department has performed well in the main outcomes group of further study.

  • The graduate level employment figure is well below the average of all Sussex departments with 68% of employed leavers being in graduate level work, which is 12% below average.
  • The overall employment figure at 54% is 5% below the university average of 59%.
  • The rate of unemployment for leavers from the department is below the school average at 3%, although this is only two individuals.
  • Leavers from this department decide to undertake further study at a rate that exceeds the university average by 5% with 35% of leavers choosing to study.
  • This data gives the department a PI score of 78%, which is 5% below the university average.

Philosophy

The department has performed well across the important outcomes groups of employment and further study.

  • The graduate level employment figure is below the average of all Sussex departments with 73% of employed leavers being in graduate level work, which is 7% below average across all departments. The overall employment figure of 63% is 4% above the university average of 59%.
  • The rate of unemployment for leavers from the department matches the school and university average at 4%.
  • Leavers from this department decide to undertake further study at a similar rate to the university average with 29% of leavers choosing to study, which is only 1% below average.
  • This data gives the department a PI score of 78%, which is 5% below the university average score.

* The Performance Indicator (PI) is the product of those in graduate level work or further study out of those in work, study or unemployment.

Main Destinations

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