The initial destinations of first-degree and Masters graduates were very similar to the previous year, but there were marked reductions in the proportions of PhD graduates choosing to work abroad (down from 9.3 to 1.4%) or to move outside science (down from 6.5 to 1.8%).There was a corresponding increase in the proportion of PhD graduates undertaking research in UK institutions (up from 40.7 to the unusually high figure of 50.7%).

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