If you studied these courses at these unis you're set to earn the most after you graduate

New figures from the Department for Education have been released, revealing the degrees that set you up to earn the most as a graduate. 

The findings show the university courses that come with the highest average graduate earnings, one year and five years post-graduation. 

Unsurprisingly, Oxbridge feature heavily in both top 10 earnings lists, with Business and Administrative Studies graduates from Oxford coming out on top.

On average, Business and Administrative Studies graduates from the University of Oxford were earning £41,500 one year after graduating, which increased to an average salary of £71,700 five years after leaving uni.

Four universities in Scotland, as well as the Open University, University of Bath and the University of Warwick also feature in the two top 10 lists. 

 

 

Here are the top 10 best paid subjects a year after graduation:

 

 

1. University of Oxford - Business & Administrative Studies 

Average earnings one year after graduating: £41,500 

 

2. Open University - Economics 

Average earnings one year after graduating: £39,600 

 

3. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine - Computer Science 

Average earnings one year after graduating: £39,400 

 

4. University of Cambridge - Computer Science 

Average earnings one year after graduating: £38,200 

 

5. St George's Hospital Medical School - Nursing 

Average earnings one year after graduating: £38,100

 

6. Open University - Engineering & Technology

Average earnings one year after graduating: £37,900

 

7. University of Aberdeen - Medicine & Dentistry 

Average earnings one year after graduating: £37,600 

 

8. University of Edinburgh - Medicine & Dentistry 

Average earnings one year after graduating: £37,500 

 

9. University of Glasgow - Medicine & Dentistry 

Average earnings one year after graduating: £37,100 

 

10. University of Dundee - Medicine & Dentistry 

Average earnings one year after graduating: £36,800 

 

 

Here are the top 10 best paid subjects five years after graduation:

 

 

1. University of Oxford - Business & Administrative Studies 

Average earnings five years after graduating: £71,700 

 

2. University of Oxford - Law 

Average earnings five years after graduating: £61,400 

 

3. Birkbeck College - Economics 

Average earnings five years after graduating: £61,200 

 

4. University of Cambridge - Economics 

Average earnings five years after graduating: £61,000 

 

5. London School of Economics & Political Science - Economics 

Average earnings five years after graduating: £55,200 

 

6. University of Cambridge - Law 

Average earnings five years after graduating: £54,700 

 

7. University of Warwick - Economics 

Average earnings five years after graduating: £52,000 

 

8. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine - Computer Science 

Average earnings five years after graduating: £51,800 

 

9. University of Cambridge - Computer Science 

Average earnings five years after graduating: £51,300 

 

10. University of Bath - Economics 

Average earnings five years after graduating: £51,200 

 

 

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