All music graduates leave the University with a broad portfolio of transferable skills, prepared for a variety of careers both within and outside music. The variety of kinds of learning encompassed by a music degree is uniquely suited to developing the key employability skills identified in the recent CBI/NUS report 'Working towards your future'. Additionally, the department's 'Music Careers' and 'Work Placement' modules are specifically designed to enable music students to develop their career prospects in ways relevant to their interests and skills.
Recent graduates have gained employment in the music and creative industries (including jobs at the BBC, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Boosey and Hawkes, Harrison Parrott Artist Management, Oxford University Press Music, Blackheath Halls), in other business and professional sections (including professional positions at KPMG, Deloitte UK, PwC, Deutsche Bank, Charles Russell LLP, Citigroup, Christie's), and in education and other public sectors (including jobs at King's College London, Arts Council England, Royal College of Music, and schools around the country).
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).
95% of undergraduates from the School of Humanities secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £20,000 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £32,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.