Top 10 Subjects for Graduate Earnings

Prospective students at the outset of the 'choosing a course' process may wish to consult with our 'what do graduates do and earn?' pages. We've collated the mean salaries of graduates* from each university subject, and here we list the top 10 subjects for graduate earnings. We're not encouraging the idea that money equals success, but for people attracted by the prospect of high earning, this article may be of interest – and with fees at £9,250 per year, who could blame you?

*2016 graduates in full-time professional (a job that usually requires a degree) employment. HESA 2015–2016.

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10. Building

Average Starting Salary: £26,262

Building may not seem like the most obvious subject to study at university, but don't let its apparent obscurity put you off. An average graduate starting salary of over £26,000 is not to be sniffed at, and as a stepping stone to well-paid careers such as surveying and construction management, a Building degree certainly seems to be worth the £9,250 per year you'll likely be paying in fees.

Search through undergraduate Building courses.

See the Building subject table.