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(Picture: Alan Curtis/Alamy

The academic institutions most likely to result in a media career have been revealed in a study by the professional networking site LinkedIn.

Despite talk of an "Oxbridge mafia", the survey of millions of LinkedIn users discovered that the University of Leeds came out on top...

As Ian Burrell, media editor of The Independent, points out, famous Leeds alumni include Daily Mail editor-in-chief Paul Dacre, BBC business editor Kamal Ahmed and Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson:

The top 10:

1. University of Leeds

2. University of Oxford

=3. University of Nottingham

=3. Cardiff University

5. Durham University

6. University of Bristol

7. University of Cambridge

8. University of Birmingham

9. Bournemouth University

10. University of Exeter

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