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Graduate outcomes by University and subject (LEO data): Scotland

Published: 13 Jun 2017
Part of:
Education, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788510363

This experimental statistics release presents employment and earnings outcomes for graduates five years after graduation.

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Graduate outcomes by University and subject (LEO data): Scotland
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Figure 3 shows the annualised median earnings for each Scottish Institution and subject area five years after graduation split by sex. It shows that in most subjects, males have higher median earnings than females five years after graduation.

Median earnings can vary between subject and sex for various reasons. See 'Data Quality' for some of the issues to consider when looking at this data.

Figure 3: Comparison of distributions of annualised earnings of graduates* for each subject area five year after graduation (lower quartile, median and upper quartile), male and female, Scotland

Figure 3: Comparison of distributions of annualised earnings of graduates* for each subject area five year after graduation (lower quartile, median and upper quartile), male and female, Scotland

* UK domiciled First degree qualifiers 2008/09

Table 1: Median annualised earnings of graduates* by subject studied and sex five years after graduation

Subject Median earnings of 2008/09 cohort
Male Female Scotland
Medicine & Dentistry £49,200 £47,200 £48,000
Engineering & technology £34,700 £28,400 £34,100
Veterinary science £35,500 £34,000 £34,000
Economics £32,700 £36,800 £33,600
Mathematical sciences £29,700 £29,400 £29,600
Education £29,500 £29,400 £29,400
Law £29,900 £27,900 £28,500
Nursing £28,800 £27,500 £27,900
Architecture, building & planning £28,400 £25,900 £27,600
Physical sciences £27,600 £26,300 £26,900
Subjects allied to medicine (excluding nursing) £30,700 £26,200 £26,700
Business & administrative studies £28,300 £25,200 £26,500
Computer Science £26,700 £20,900 £25,700
Languages (excluding English studies) £30,600 £24,600 £25,300
Social studies (excluding economics) £26,000 £24,700 £25,000
Historical & philosophical studies £24,900 £24,700 £24,700
Biological Sciences (excluding psychology) £24,600 £23,800 £24,300
English studies £22,200 £23,500 £23,000
Agriculture & related subjects £25,700 £22,600 £22,800
Psychology £21,300 £22,100 £21,900
Mass communications & documentation £19,600 £22,600 £21,500
Combined £22,500 £19,700 £21,500
Creative arts & design £20,400 £19,400 £19,700

* UK domiciled First degree qualifiers 2008/09


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