This is how much you’ll earn after uni, based on the degree you study
Actually shocked at how far down on the list law is
Let’s assume you get a job after uni. You’re doing well, all things considered. Uni, for all its ups and downs, feels worth it. Perhaps the silliest thing you could do is look at a list which tells you how much more you could’ve earned by doing a different degree. So do that now.
We’ve analysed HESA’s graduate salary data to find the median earnings for each grads from each uni subject. To find this, HESA asked what 2017/18 grads are up to, so – pandemic aside – it’s a pretty good guide to what your chances are.
Ignoring the deservedly heavy pockets of medics and vets, engineers will be raking it in as recent grads while you’re trying to figure out whether it’s okay to spend half your paycheck on a single room, just because it’s in zone two. They’ll be getting, on average, a hair under £29,500 a year.
Art and design students can expect to earn just £20,366 – the lowest of any average.
Law’s not exactly up there – median earnings for £23,666. Although budding lawyers will take some comfort in ending up with the number of the devil.
How much will your degree bag you out of uni?
Medicine & Dentistry: £34,756
Veterinary science: £31,750
Computer science: £26,866
Social studies: £26,092
Subjects allied to medicine: £25,922
Physical sciences: £25,457
Biological science: £22,560
Art & Design: £20,366