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What are the Average Salaries of UK Graduate Jobs?

Once graduates leave university, it is extremely difficult for them to find jobs.

Here are the true facts behind graduate employment, courtesy of Walton Robinson.


  • Medicine and dentistry courses have the highest graduate employment rate – 92%, compared with 89% for education graduates.
  • Computer science has the highest graduate unemployment rate – 13% – alongside creative arts (10%) and mass communications (12%).
  • 3 and a half years after graduating, the average salary of a graduate is roughly £30,000.
  • Medicine and dentistry earn the highest – £40,000 at 3 and a half years after graduating – compared with communication graduates who earn £25,000.
  • The University of Edinburgh has the highest graduate employment rate in the country – 94.5% – with Newcastle second at 94.3% and University of Cardiff at 94.1%.

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