Top 10 Postgraduate Subjects for Starting Salaries

Further study comes at an extra cost, and starting salaries naturally have an impact on the decision making process of whether to go down the postgraduate route.

Here we list the top 10 postgraduate subjects according to average starting salary*. See our What do Postgraduates Earn? for the full list of subjects and scores.

*from postgraduates in full-time professional employment 6 months after leaving uni. HESA 2016–17.

"Architecture "

10. Architecture, building & planning

Average Salary: £31,755

Qualifying as an architect can take up to seven years of specialist training making it one of the most expensive careers to pursue. However, the excellent starting salaries means this is an investment worth making. Going into building and planning can take less time but has similarly impressive salaries. 

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