University of Oxford Oxford Placements 2017-18 ,,UK

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Oxford placements rate of 81.3% for 2017-18 batch recorded an all time high since 2015 placement rate of 55%. With more than 90% of international students bagging a placement after graduating from Oxford University, applications for 2020 intake have increased by 3%. 

The 2017-18 Oxford University placements stats were recorded 15 months after graduating. Out of the total 4,818 respondents of GoS, total number of undergraduate students were 2,351 while postgraduate respondents were 2,467. Around 2,244 respondents were females while the rest 2,574 were male students. Check: Study in the UK 

Oxford University Placements 2017-18 Highlights 

Total respondents of GoS  


Respondents who reported work  


Highest salary  


Median salary  


Graduates recruited across 

Education, R&D, Healthcare, etc.  

Respondents who studied further 


Searching for jobs 

181 students 

Lowest salary recorded 


Graduates satisfied with their jobs 


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Oxford University Class Profile of 2017-18 

The Oxford University admissions of 2016 witnessed a 23.1% increase in applications since 2014. Around 21,500+ applications were received out of which only 3,840 students were selected for the offer letter. More details of this batch is as follows: 

  • Only 3,309 students confirmed the offer letter for admission. 
  • As per gender ratio, 51.2% were females and 48.8% of them were males. 
  • Maximum applications were received from Asian students and only 8.3% of them were admitted. 
  • 60.8% of the students were admitted in the Medicine course at Oxford. 
  • In the entire batch of 3,000+ students, 9.2% of the students were disabled. 
  • Economics & Management proved to be a popular course among students, thus admitting 15.3% of the total composition. 

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University of Oxford Employment Statistics  

University of Oxford employment statistics are divided into two categories - sector wise employment and role wise employment. In terms of sectoral stats, maximum Oxford graduates pursued a career in the Education sector similarly the job roles also see highest recruitments for teaching professionals. Check the graphs below for more information: 

Sector wise Employment: 

The distribution of jobs are calculated across 27 sectors, the graph below is a brief of the top employing sectors of 2017-18 for Oxford graduates:


To summarise, sector wise employment varies from 15.1% to as low as 0.4% for 2017-18 Oxford University placements. 

Read: Popular Job Sectors in UK 

Role wise Employment 

A lot of students were enrolled in Economics and Management courses at Oxford, and most of the graduates chose to opt for teaching roles. Check out the graph below for a detailed analysis:


The teaching sector has remained dominant for the 2017-18 Oxford placements followed by analytics and finance sectors.  

Oxford University Placements Level-wise 

Oxford placements are divided into three broad sections based on the level of study - undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research. While a lot of young graduates seek employment immediately after their graduation, a lot of them also apply for higher education. Thus, employment stats are higher for postgraduate taught students, that is, ones holding a masters degree. Following is a comparison between the three levels of study for Oxford placements 2017-18 data:


As already mentioned above, the education sector takes the top position for the highest sectoral employment in 2017-18 for Oxford graduates. On an average, 24.1% of the total number of students who graduated in 2018 applied for higher education. 

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Oxford University MBA Placements 

Oxford University offers MBA at Said Business School and is one of the toughest courses to get through. In terms of Oxford University MBA placements, the 2018 passing out batch recorded the highest employment rate of 95%. The placement stats for Oxford MBA have gradually risen and so has the average salary. The following are the highlights for Oxford University MBA placements: 

  • Average salary increased from £72,618 to £73,433 for 2017-18. 
  • 51.4% of the 2018 batch found placements in the UK and Europe. 
  • Around 17.3% of the MBA graduates of 2018 were employed in North America and 17.8% of them were employed in Asia. 
  • The highest annual salary of an MBA 2018 graduate of Oxford University was recorded at £144,000. 
  • Some of the top recruiters for MBA class of 2017-18 were McKinsey & Company, Tesla, Facebook, Estee Lauder, Google, Uber, etc. 

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Oxford Placement Comparison for Top Courses 

Oxford placements course wise is an important aspect to assess how far is it worth pursuing a degree in the choice of course with its placement opportunities. The following table summarises some of popular or top Oxford University courses which recorded a high admission rate in 2016:  

Oxford University Courses 

Employment Rate 

Median Salary 

Economics & Management 



Computer Science 






Biomedical Sciences 



History & Politics 












*Note: The salaries are indicative for these top sectors for 2018 in particular, they might vary in the current year. 

Oxford University Career Services 

There are no direct placements on campus for Oxford students, thus, various career services for students are available through the University. Some of these services available for students are: 

  • Meetings with career advisors one on one 
  • More than 600 exhibitors come for 12 career fairs annually 
  • Various events as many as 200 are run by employers and career advisors every year. 
  • Around 12,000 vacancies open up each year on CareerConnect annually. 
  • The University also offers a wide range of skills and employability programmes each year for its students.  
  • There are also exclusive internship programmes each year.  

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Oxford University Graduate Options Post Study 

As per Graduate Outcomes Survey for 2017-18 batch of Oxford University, it was found that the students who graduated were took up the following options: 

  • 79% of the Oxford graduates pursued a full time job. 
  • 6.1% of them pursued another course and training. 
  • 2.6% were either unemployed or were self employed or into freelancing. 
  • 1.8% graduates were running their own business or joined their family business. 

On the whole, since there are no on-campus placements at Oxford University students studying will have to register for the career services offered by the university. Options like higher studies, full time job, start ups, etc can also be thought about by the current students of Oxford University. 

Oxford Placement FAQs

Q. What were the key points of Oxford placements of 2017-18?

A. In 2017-18 Oxford University placements were recorded at 81.3% with maximum employment rate for Postgraduate Taught students. Teaching sector recorded the highest recruitment with 15.1% and the highest salary was £90,000.  

Q. Who were some of the top employers for 2017-18 Oxford University graduates?

A. Some of the top employers for Oxford 2017-18 graduates were Google, Facebook, LSE, Uber, Deloitte, Bain & Company, Coventry University, Microsoft , KPMG, Oxford University, The Boston Consulting Group, etc.

Q. What were the main reasons for Oxford graduates of 2018 to take a job?

A. As per Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2018 Oxford graduates took up a job because of the following reasons:  
  • 57.4% of them found the exact job type as expected. 
  • While 13.1% took up a job to gain experience for their dream job. 
  • Some of them around 8.6% took up the job because that was the best offered at that time to them.

Q. Across which industries were 2018 Oxford graduates employed?

A. Maximum number of graduates entered into the education industry, almost 45.8% of them. This was followed by 13.6% of the graduates getting into scientific research and development. Then a few graduates got into consultancy, healthcare, financial services, public administration, etc.

Q. What kind of career services are offered by Oxford University?

A. The University of Oxford organises career fairs for its students, workshops, assistance for writing essays, resume, cover letters, etc. interaction with alumni, etc.

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