Employability

The School has an excellent record in terms of its students’ academic development and career progression; our graduates enter a variety of interesting professions thanks to the diversity of skills they gain from their degrees.

Our courses are designed to give you the flexibility to tailor your study to your individual preferences and career goals. Our graduates are successful in finding gradute-level employment in industry, commerce and the public sectors, including with charity and voluntary organisations, and in a range of other professions.

100% of recent graduates in work or further study
(DLHE 2017)
83% of recent graduates in graduate level work or further study
(DLHE 2017)

Recent graduate destinations

  • AKQA
  • Bluesky Interactive
  • Brandnation
  • Channel 4 Television
  • Conde Nast
  • DRP Group
  • Google
  • IPC Media
  • ITV
  • L'Oreal Paris
  • Omnicom Media Group
  • Saatchi
  • Telegraph Media Group
  • Warner Bros UK

Media Landscapes module

The module SSA306 Media Landscapes introduces first year Communication and Media Studies students to different media sectors, providing them with an overview of key developments in these sectors and what it means to work in them.

Every week leading and upcoming media practitioners are invited as guest speakers to the module. They share their work experiences with our students and reflect on changes in their work environment as well as challenges they have encountered in their careers.

Past speakers included practitioners working for ITV News Central, the National Video Game Arcade, BBC Radio Leicester as well as award-winning independent filmmakers, journalists working for national newspapers including Guardian, the Times and the Daily Express, and leading PR and branding agencies.

The talks provide students with insights into actual work practices in the media industries as well as interesting networking opportunities.

Creative, Marketing & Media Industry Event

Each year, Loughborough University runs an event for students wishing to progress into careers in the creative, marketing and media sectors. Students this year had the opportunity to:

  • Listen to keynote presentation by Jellyfish - Award winning Digital Agency 
  • Attend careers focused workshops led by industry specialists such as IBM, Ogilvy UK, Wall Street Journal, IPG Media Brands 
  • Ask questions to leading figures in the marketing and media industries at a networking session 
  • Join, staff, alumni, employers as well as other students, for networking drinks
Find out more about this event