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Graduate outcomes by university and subject (LEO data) 2015/16: Scotland

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

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Annex A

Figures for the 2008/09 graduation cohort which were published in last year's publication have been revised. The reasons for the revisions are outlined in chapter 5 of the 'methodology document' accompanying the DfE release in March https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/graduate-outcomes-2015-to-2016. Revised figures for the 2008-09 graduation cohort (referring to outcomes in the 2014/15 tax year) are available below.

Comparisons between the earnings of the 2008/09 and 2009/10 graduation cohorts by Scottish Higher Education Institution and subject should be treated with caution because of the small cohort numbers.

Annex Table 1: Median annualised PAYE earnings of graduates by subject studied and gender five years after graduation, 2014/15 revised

Subject Median earnings 2008-09 cohort
Male Female Scotland
Medicine & Dentistry 49,200 47,400 48,000
Veterinary Science 34,400 34,000 34,000
Engineering & Technology 34,700 29,000 34,000
Economics 32,000 37,200 33,600
Mathematical Sciences 30,100 29,400 29,600
Education 29,500 29,400 29,400
Law 29,600 27,800 28,400
Nursing 29,100 27,500 27,900
Architecture, Building & Planning 28,600 25,800 27,800
Physical Sciences 27,300 26,400 26,900
Subjects Allied to Medicine (excluding Nursing) 30,500 26,300 26,700
Business & Administrative Studies 28,300 25,100 26,500
Computer Science 26,500 21,100 25,700
Languages (excluding English Studies) 29,200 24,600 25,100
Social Studies (excluding Economics) 25,700 24,400 24,800
Historical & Philosophical Studies 24,400 24,700 24,600
Biological Sciences (excluding Psychology) 24,500 23,800 24,200
English Studies 21,900 23,400 23,000
Agriculture & Related Subjects 25,700 22,400 22,600
Psychology 20,700 22,100 21,900
Combined 22,900 20,500 21,800
Mass Communications & Documentation 19,000 22,100 21,200
Creative Arts & Design 19,800 19,000 19,200

* UK domiciled First degree qualifiers 2008-09

Annex Table 2: Median annualised earnings five years after graduation by Scottish Institution and Subject area, 2014/15 revised

The University of Aberdeen University of Abertay Dundee The University of Dundee Edinburgh Napier University The University of Edinburgh Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow School of Art The University of Glasgow Heriot-Watt University Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh The Robert Gordon University Royal Conservatoire of Scotland The University of St Andrews SRUC The University of Stirling The University of Strathclyde University of the Highlands and Islands The University of the West of Scotland Scotland Great Britain
Medicine & Dentistry 48,100 - 48,400 - 49,000 - - 49,200 - - - - 39,900 - - - - - 48,000 46,700
Subjects Allied to Medicine (excluding Nursing) 26,500 19,000 28,300 x 34,300 27,400 - 26,000 - 24,900 27,600 - x - - 32,100 - 35,200 26,700 26,400
Nursing - 24,700 27,300 28,100 x 29,000 - 31,000 - 29,600 27,700 - - - 27,100 - - 26,900 27,900 28,300
Biological Sciences (excluding Psychology) 25,100 23,800 23,800 21,000 26,900 23,300 - 24,500 23,200 - 24,600 - 21,800 x 23,400 24,700 - 25,600 24,200 24,000
Psychology 26,000 19,300 22,300 22,500 27,100 20,700 - 21,900 24,800 25,500 - - 23,500 - 20,300 22,300 - 19,500 21,900 22,200
Veterinary Science - - - - 34,700 - - 33,700 - - - - - - - - - - 34,000 35,900
Agriculture & Related Subjects x - - x 23,100 - - x x - - - - 26,500 x - x - 22,600 21,500
Physical Sciences 29,800 21,200 25,600 - 30,000 24,400 - 26,700 25,500 - 25,500 - 27,300 23,300 21,900 26,900 x 21,900 26,900 26,500
Mathematical Sciences x - 24,200 x 31,200 31,800 - 27,500 30,400 - - - 35,100 - 28,200 28,600 - x 29,600 31,800
Computer Science 32,600 24,300 25,900 24,300 39,200 23,600 - 37,100 30,500 - 26,800 - 40,800 - 28,400 35,900 x 19,500 25,700 27,000
Engineering & Technology 48,000 25,400 29,700 32,900 36,300 28,400 - 32,800 35,800 - 44,200 - - - - 34,600 42,600 32,300 34,000 31,800
Architecture, Building & Planning 30,500 - 23,600 25,200 25,000 31,600 26,400 x 27,600 - 32,700 - - - - 27,100 - - 27,800 29,300
Social Studies (excluding Economics) 24,300 22,800 23,700 18,600 28,400 23,500 - 23,900 - x 30,800 - 28,900 - 22,700 24,800 16,300 21,200 24,800 24,400
Economics 35,500 - 26,500 x 47,700 - - 31,800 x - x - 43,500 - 32,000 30,300 - - 33,600 36,400
Law 32,400 23,300 26,300 21,000 34,100 22,200 - 30,500 x - 29,100 - - - 23,400 28,200 - 19,800 28,400 25,200
Business & Administrative Studies 28,300 21,400 26,500 25,600 34,000 25,900 - 32,800 27,100 21,200 31,500 - 33,700 27,200 25,900 28,300 22,200 22,200 26,500 26,100
Mass Communications & Documentation - - x 25,000 - 19,000 - - - 21,200 24,700 - x - 19,500 x x 17,500 21,200 22,200
Languages (excluding English Studies) 23,300 - x x 29,600 - - 22,400 27,800 - - - 28,800 - 23,200 23,000 x 18,700 25,100 26,400
English Studies 23,000 - 20,000 - 23,300 - - 22,200 x - - - 26,800 - 23,700 21,900 - - 23,000 23,600
Historical & Philosophical Studies 22,700 - 20,500 - 27,000 - - 21,200 - - - - 27,400 - 23,400 23,000 x - 24,600 24,600
Creative Arts & Design 19,000 - 17,300 22,200 20,900 21,500 18,300 22,900 18,500 16,800 21,100 14,500 - - - 20,200 13,300 18,600 19,200 19,600
Education 29,700 - 28,200 - 29,400 - - 29,700 x - - 29,600 - - 29,900 28,000 - 29,400 29,400 24,700
Combined x - - - 21,700 - - - - - - - x - x - - x 21,800 24,000

* UK domiciled First degree qualifiers 2008-09
'-' denotes there are zero individuals that could be included in the earnings calculation / zero people studying that subject at that university
'x' denotes that the data have been suppressed to prevent disclosure. All figures associated with cohorts smaller than 11 have been suppressed. All cells based on counts of 1 or 2 have been suppressed, and further suppression has been implemented to prevent disclosure by subtraction.

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