Top 10 subjects for graduate starting salaries


Choosing a degree subject and subsequent career path is not always an easy decision. You have to consider your own interests and strength as well as the job prospects once you graduate.

Degree courses with set career paths such as Medicine and Dentistry offer the highest graduate starting salaries. Graduates from a number of different Engineering courses can also expect high starting salaries.

The list below shows you the top 10 degrees by starting salary, taken from HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2013-14.


Across all subject areas, the graduate starting salary for recent graduates in the UK is £22,057. You can find a complete list of graduate starting salaries by subject on The Complete University Guide website.

Choosing the right course

Salary expectations should not be the only factor in your decision on what to study. Graduates from any subject area can be successful in securing a well-paid graduate job.

Take a look at the Best Universities in London. A university’s reputation is important to employers and graduates from high ranking universities do well on the job market.

Go through our Subject Guides to find out which universities are highly regarded for your particular subject area.

Have a look at the university profiles of all London universities, which give you information about the strengths of each university and much more.

Finally, you can read our application advice to help you with your application to study at a university in London.

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