Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Association (HESA)
have revealed the gap in earnings between graduates from different degree courses.
While it has been long accepted that some courses are harder to get
onto than others, this does not necessarily equate to higher
earnings in the workplace.
While trainee doctors, who spend five years earning the right to
can expect to pull in more than £30,000 once they graduate, there
is a surprising number of often overlooked courses that are near
the top of HESA's list.
These include social work and property management, where graduates
can see themselves earning around £20,000 a year. Yet according to
the Times Good University Guide, social work courses have one of
the lowest entry requirements across the sector.
Meanwhile graduates from courses such as law, sociology and a
number of European language subjects can expect to be earning
around £2,000 to £3,000 less.
According to HESA, this is also lower than people choosing to study
food science or librarianship.
Other entries near the top of the high earners list include
building, religious studies and theology, where graduates can once
again expect to earn close to £20,000.
What are these?
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