Our research postgraduates go on to successful careers in a wide range of areas. Many have obtained academic positions in universities including Yale, Oxford, Nottingham, LSE, Warwick, Manchester, Durham, Birmingham, Bristol, East Anglia, Surrey, Bonn, Innsbruck, École Polytechnique, São Paulo and Xiamen.
Others have secured roles in policy agencies such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, European Commission and European Central Bank, as well as various government department and policy institutes.
Natasha Agarwal graduated in 2012 and now works at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India as a Consultant.
Driven by a desire to make a difference to her motherland, Natasha relocated to India after completing her PhD. With a strong focus on policy analysis, her primary research concerns Indian and Chinese development issues. She has worked directly with policymakers, bureaucrats and industrialists, particularly with regard to international trade.
Employability and average starting salary
90% of postgraduates from the School of Economics who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £29,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £32,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career and professional development
Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.
The University's award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunities and one-to-one discussions.