These degree subjects have the highest graduate salaries in 2018

Cash Rules Everything Around Me (Unless I Study Art)


Tiny reforms to tuition fees never fail to make headlines, and now there's talk of making some degrees cheaper, based on how useful what you're studying is.

If that's the case, which degrees are worth paying top whack for?

We looked at data from the Department for Education, showing graduate salaries for each degree area five years after graduation.

Surprisingly, Law students don't fare that well, taking home an average of £25,200 five years after they graduate. In a rare dose of poetic justice from the capitalist gods, History and Philosophy students end up earning more than them, averaging £25,400 after five years of graduation.

And, despite strutting round campus safe in the knowledge they are vital to society and rake in the money, Biological Science students find themselves in this weird table's equivalent of a relegation struggle so precarious they'll soon turn to Tony Pulis.

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Medics obviously take top spot, except that five years after they graduate is 10 years after everyone else. They can expect to take home £47,300

At the other end of the scale, Creative Art & Design and Journalism & Media combine to sandwich Agriculture and Psychology, who presumably are less worried about their actual salary than how big their inheritance will be.

Within five years of graduating, a gender pay gap is also clear in the data. On this timescale, male graduates earn more than female graduates from every degree area except Journalism and Media, where the figure is depressingly low for both.

Computer Science sees the highest gap, with male graduates raking in 16.1 per cent more.