What do postgraduate students earn?
See what postgrad students earn after graduation. The table shows the mean salaries of postgraduate students entering employment:
- into 'professional' jobs* – those jobs where a degree is usually required, or self-employment
- into all jobs (professional and non-professional jobs**)
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|Subject Group||Professional Job||All Jobs|
|Business & administrative studies||£46,165||£44,685|
|Medicine & dentistry||£42,630||£42,197|
|Engineering & technology||£36,127||£35,781|
|Subjects allied to medicine||£34,081||£33,798|
|Architecture, building & planning||£30,177||£29,966|
|Historical & philosophical studies||£29,790||£27,322|
|Creative arts & design||£26,922||£24,940|
|Agriculture & related subjects||£25,914||£24,693|
|Mass communications & documentation||£24,531||£23,706|
Published October 2016
- Date source: HESA 2014–15, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE), which asks UK and EU domiciled graduates what they are doing on a particular reference date roughly six months after graduation.
- Combined – courses that cross more than one subject group.
- *Professional employment refers to a job or occupation which normally requires a degree.
- **Non-professional employment refers to a job or occupation which doesn't normally require a degree.
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