Graduating from a UK university is an incredible experience, but an increase in student fees over the last few years, as well as living expenses, means you may find yourself in some debt. This can be offset by studying a degree which offers graduate prospects and a high starting salary though.
Take a look at the Top 10 UK universities where recent alumni earn the most money after graduation.
Loughborough graduates are succeeding in all employment sectors from business, engineering and finance to the arts, sports, publishing and education. As per (DLHE) survey 2015, 94% of graduates were in employment or further studies and 91% were in full-time employment.
10. Loughborough University
Top salaries by degree: Bachelor (other) as well as Masters in Finance, Management & Science.
9. Warwick University
As per DLHE survey 2015, 93.5% of Warwick graduates were in employment or further studies and 81.2% had secured graduate-level employment.
Top salaries by degree: Executive MBA, MBA, Executive Masters, Masters in Finance, Doctorates and Bachelor of Science.
8. Imperial College London
Imperial alumni go onto diverse and ambitious careers such as aeronautics, engineering, natural science and mathematics. Scholars from Imperial top the list with Highest Earning Potential, averaging £37,006 in their first year of graduation.
Top salaries by degree: Executive MBA, MBA, Masters in Finance and Doctorates.
7. Durham University
According to the Times Graduate Prospects Score, Durham Geography graduates are the second most employable in the UK. As per DLHE (2015), 81% of graduates were in employment or further studies in areas closely related to Geography e.g. environmental science and town planning real estate management.
Top salaries by degree: Executive MBA, MBA, Executive Masters, Masters in Finance, Doctorates and Bachelor (other).
6. Edinburgh University
49% of Edinburgh alumni are going on to further study while others are choosing Media, Military, Computer, Agriculture and Marketing careers.
Top salaries by degree: Bachelor (other), MBA, Executive MBA, PhD, Executive Masters and Masters of Arts.
5. Bath University
86% of Bath graduates who studied full-time are employed in top three occupational groups: managers, directors and senior officials; professional occupations; associate professionals and technical occupations.
Top salaries by degree: Doctorate, MBA, Masters in Finance, Bachelor of Science and Masters in Science.
4. Oxford University
Oxford students seize the jobs of high-profile employability skills such as problem-solving, leadership and communication. Oxford alumni go on to work in sectors including finance, law, government, media and arts and winning places using the transferable skills from any Oxford degree.
Top salaries by degree: Executive MBA, Masters in Finance, MBA, Masters of Arts and Bachelor (other).
3. Cambridge University
Cambridge Graduates are highly sought after. They chose distinct high-ranking jobs in health, teaching, banking, public service, accountancy, the arts, IT, consulting, manufacturing and utilities, science research, and social work.
Top salaries by degree: MBA, Masters in Finance, Masters of Arts, LLM, Executive MBA and Doctorate.
2. City, University London
City University London leads in education, research and enterprise for business and the professions with degrees including accounting and journalism (DLHE survey). City ensures its Graduates enter the workplace ahead of their peers through a variety of employability schemes, placements and networking events.
Top salaries by degree: PhD, Executive MBA, MBA, Masters in Finance, LLM and Masters in Science.
1. London School of Economics
Six months after graduation, 90% of leavers were working. 32% of undergraduates and 12% of postgraduates were pursuing further study after graduation. The top employment sectors are banking & finance; politics, government and public sector; consultancy; education & teaching.
Top salaries by degree: MBA, PhD, LLM, Master (other) and Bachelor of Science.