How much does a UK graduate earn?

Once you graduate and never again have to stress over dissertations, you may feel the hard work is over. Think again! Now starts the real test: putting that qualification to use.

Thanks to this Walton Ronbinson infographic, here are the hard hitting facts on graduate employment.


  • The best course employment rates are dentistry (92%) and education (89%).
  • The courses with the highest unemployment rates are computer science (13%), mass communications (12%), and creative arts (10%).
  • Three and a half years after graduating, medicine and dentistry students can expect to earn the most, while those on communication courses can expect to earn the lowest.
  • The University of Edinburgh has the highest graduation employment rate in the country (94.5%), while the University of Oxford has the lowest (90.2%).

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