Top London Universities for Graduate Salaries and Careers

London graduateWork, work, work. That’s all we think about. Why? Well we know how important your degree is for your CV and career.

It’s no coincidence that London had 13 universities in a top 30 ranking for graduate salaries.

This gives students from a London university a great chance of getting a high paid job when they graduate and begin their successful career.

Which Course will give me the Highest Salary?

A recent report has highlighted which courses and which universities have the best paid graduates. Unsurprisingly Medicine and Dentistry are the best paid subjects but then they also have the highest tuition fees. Less predictable entries at the top of rankings include Teacher Training, Building, and Human and Social Geography.

Which Universities have the Best Graduate Salaries?

London universities rank very well in the report, with 11 London universities appearing in the top 15 best universities for graduate starting salaries. Obvious subjects such as Finance at City University London and Economics at Royal Holloway and UCL rank highly. What is more interesting is the appearance of social work at University of East London and Nursing at City University London at the top of the rankings.

More London Student Careers Advice


Most London universities have specialist careers advisors to help you find a work placement while studying or a job when you graduate. In this video, students and staff talk about London South Bank University’s Employability and Careers Service as well as offering you some great careers advice.

46 comments on “Top London Universities for Graduate Salaries and Careers

  1. Tolesa Teshome says:

    Dear i wants to study further in your university by the field of statistics (msc) program

  2. Reda Elganzoury says:

    I would like to join in your university to study PhD in the field of international trade law with the knowledge I holds a master’s degree in Public International Law from the University of Cairo, Egypt

  3. ayobami says:

    I want to study international relations in a good and cheap university in london…. How can you be of help. I’m a nigerian

    • Study London says:

      Hi Ayobami. Here you can find international relations courses in London. Tuition fee costs will vary depending on the university you choose so take a look at the courses and then begin shortlisting universities. Tuition fee prices in London begin at about £8,000 per year and you also need £1,000 per month for your living costs (and to get a student visa). Hope that helps and good luck.

  4. Chidinma says:

    I want to convert to study law in a UK university though I hold a bachelors degree in Human Anatomy with a 3rd class(Hons) from a Nigerian University.
    Pls I would like to know which schools can I apply to with the aforementioned qualification; what will be required of me and what are my prospects in converting to law in a Uk university? THANKS!

    • Study London says:

      Hi Chidinma, it may be difficult to transfer your qualifications as you need very high grades to study a UK law degree. Try searching the for courses on this website and look at the entry requirements. Good luck.

  5. Sadrud Din says:

    I am an assistant professor from Gilgit Pakistan. I am a UK graduate (MA – education and international developments)from IOE, UL, UK. I want to do my PhD in the same field. can you please guide me about admissions in PhD and financial assistance to do the course?.

    • Study London says:

      Hello Sadrun, the best thing to do is to search the PhD Database to see if there are any suitable PhDs for you. Funding for a PhD can be difficult to find but keep trying the database and any contacts you may have. Good luck.

  6. ali raza says:

    hi i want to study in structural engineering (ME or Msc or MS)

  7. Letlotlo Molotsi says:

    i want to further up my study in Broadcasting Radio and TV. is it possible? i want to do honourcy degree because i i’m now having associate degree in the mension course!!!

  8. Ijeh-Tarila Elizabeth T says:

    I want to study Basin Evaluation and Dynamics (MSc). In what University/ies do I apply and is it possible to have an admission by January, 2013. Thanks.

  9. Hridi says:

    I would like to do my post graduation in London can you refer me any good university for MSc in Pharmacology or Pharmaceutical Science that take students in Spring.


    • Study London says:

      Hi Hridi, most courses begin in October. You may find some courses starting in January but it’s unlikley given your subject choice. You might want to consider studying at School of Pharmacy which recently became a part of UCL. Here’s a list of pharmaceutical courses in London. Try searching using ‘pharmacy’ as a keyword too. Good luck.

  10. aniqafarooq says:

    hi i have just completed my Masters in ENGLISH LITERATURE so do suggest me another degree regarding LITERATURE.

  11. masum says:

    Hi,I am an international student from Bangladesh.I did BBA in Management from BAN and Pg Diploma from UK.I am looking for MS in Management,International Business.Management.where & which one should i study for career and start a Business?Please.I want to MS with work placement.

    • Study London says:

      Hello Masum, as UK Master’s degree are only one year long very few offer work placements as you’ll spend most of your time studying. You can search for postgraduate business degrees using the course search on this website. Many students work part-time whilst studying to improve their CVs and boost their work experience. Good luck.

  12. usman says:

    Hey am from Nigeria! Pls I have a bachelors degree in geography and MBA and I want to have my Ms finance in the U.K could you be of help pleas?

  13. I´m studying geophysical engineering this carreer is about earth sciencs. I´m in PERU but I would like go to UK london for my MSC in petroleum or oil. how much money I will pay for magister and in what university and how much money does a geophysical engineering in london ?

  14. Hajira bibi says:

    i did m.phil education,how can i find suitable job in london university and which uni suits me?

    • Study London says:

      Hi Hajira – I’m afraid we don’t hold information on job vacancies at London universities. I’d suggest you look at individual university websites which should advertise any vacancies. I hope you find what you are looking for.

  15. MOe says:

    i am an MBA holder , and i want to continue my studies to gain the PHD in management ,but i need a list of lowes cost universities , since am an international student .thanks

  16. franklyn says:

    please I’m a Nigerian wishing to study in london at low cost, if possible i could work. how can you help me ?

  17. Pls i graguated from human anatomy with 3rd class which course or what do i do t upgrade my qualification in uk

  18. ABDULFATAI says:

    Please is there any university in UK that offer BASISN EVOLUTION & DYNAMICS, apart from ROYAL HOLLOWAY? Help please

  19. ivan says:

    hello im from indonesia. i want to study bussiness and management. I am curious if university of bath is a good university to choose?

    • Study London says:

      Hi Ivan, the University of Bath is not located in London so we cannot provide information on it. You may wish to try searching the internet for student reviews of the university. If you would like to find out more about the London universities, please view the university profiles.

  20. letlotlo says:

    hi,do you offer scholarship for international students? if so, how do one apply?

  21. ali kyari says:

    Am ali kyari..I want to study petrochemical engineering in one of the best petroleum school in the UK…en am not too good in most of the science subjects!

  22. adeola says:

    Please am from nigeria,am presently in my 2nd year in nigeria university but I want to come study BSc in uk,can I enter university directly without any degree yet?

    • Study London says:

      Hello, yes some universities will accept you directly into the Bachelor degree if you have completed at least one year at university in Nigeria. The university will ask you for your most recent transcript. You can contact your chosen university to ask about the exact entry requirements.

  23. Aashiq Meeran says:

    I have completed my B.Tech in ECE stream.Can any one suggest me what course i can pursue so that i can get good placements with excellent salary
    Area of intrest is wireless communication mobility

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