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Longitudinal Educational Outcomes (LEO) from Univerisities: 2016/17: Scotland

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

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Institution Level

Table 4 shows the median total earnings for graduates from Scottish Institutions five years after graduation split by subject area and institution.

Due to small numbers of graduates in some subjects in certain institutions and some institutions not offering particular subjects, this table includes suppressed and missing values. Median earnings can also vary between subjects for various reasons.

Different institutions will offer different courses that are considered to be in the same subject category, but could lead to vastly different career paths. For this reason, Table 4 should not be used as a means to rank institutions or subjects.

More information is available in the ‘Data Quality‘ section, which outlines some of the issues to consider when looking at this data.

Table 4: Median total earnings of graduates* by subject area and institution five years after graduation, 2016/17 tax year

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
Medicine & Dentistry 51,100 - 50,400 - 50,400 - - 53,500 - - - - 42,700 - - - - -
Subjects allied to medicine 25,500 23,300 44,100 16,000 27,800 26,500 - 24,800 - 24,800 26,300 - x - - 23,600 - 22,200
Pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy x - x - 31,700 25,400 - 26,800 - x 38,100 - - - - 37,500 - -
Nursing - 27,100 27,700 26,600 x 27,400 - 26,300 - 28,800 27,200 - - - 28,000 - x 27,600
Engineering 43,400 x 38,400 31,500 40,500 34,100 - 35,400 33,900 - 42,400 - - - - 36,600 33,300 34,200
Biosciences 21,300 x 26,500 21,600 27,900 23,800 - 24,900 20,000 - 29,400 - 24,900 25,500 26,300 24,700 - 24,200
Sport and exercise sciences 28,000 22,000 x 21,700 30,500 - - 24,100 23,800 - 28,700 - - - x 24,000 - 22,000
Psychology 25,600 20,900 20,800 20,800 29,800 23,200 - 23,800 23,300 20,400 - - 27,400 - 22,500 22,700 - 18,600
Veterinary sciences - - - x 34,700 - - 36,500 - - - - - - - - - -
Agriculture, food and related subjects x - x - x - - x x - - - - 23,500 - - x -
Physical, material and forensic sciences 26,700 - 23,400 - 29,700 23,100 - 26,600 c - 27,600 - 28,900 - - 29,600 x x
Chemistry x 23,800 x - 29,500 - - 27,100 25,200 - - - 28,700 - - 27,200 - 21,300
Physics and astronomy x - x - 36,300 - - 25,800 31,500 - - - 32,700 - - 28,200 - x
Geographical and environmental studies 25,500 - 26,700 - 30,900 - - 26,900 x - - - 32,400 23,200 23,400 23,200 x -
Mathematical sciences x - x x 34,500 x - 32,600 30,600 - - - 40,400 - 29,500 28,400 - x
Computing x 25,800 28,200 24,300 36,500 22,500 - 36,500 35,200 - 24,700 - x - 29,900 34,300 21,300 22,400
Technology x 19,600 - - x 24,200 - x - - - - - - - - - -
Architecture, building and planning 36,900 - 25,300 28,300 28,000 35,600 27,600 x 31,200 - 26,100 - - - - 26,800 - -
Creative arts and design 19,900 - 19,300 20,100 19,400 22,000 17,900 18,500 20,300 19,100 20,500 20,600 - - - 18,100 15,400 17,100
Sociology, social policy and anthropology 25,000 21,600 x 22,000 25,800 21,700 - 23,300 x - 19,800 - 24,100 - 23,200 x x 16,000
Economics 35,800 - 25,200 - 44,500 - - 40,300 x - x - 43,200 - x 29,500 - -
Politics 27,100 - 23,600 - 31,900 - - 25,200 - - - - 31,800 - 25,100 24,300 x 17,400
Health and social care - - 24,300 - 31,300 34,100 - x - 24,400 32,200 - - - x 33,600 19,500 x
Combined and general studies x - - - 23,100 - - - - - - - x - - - - 24,800
Law 33,500 22,800 29,100 25,200 35,000 26,000 - 35,100 x - 29,800 - - - 24,800 31,000 - 22,500
Business and management 30,400 24,200 27,900 25,100 35,100 25,100 - 33,500 26,200 24,000 29,700 - 40,500 21,200 26,200 31,500 22,600 21,900
Communications and media - - x 23,900 - 20,500 - x - 20,700 22,600 - x - 21,500 x - 22,000
Languages, linguistics and classics 24,900 - 25,600 x 31,000 - - 25,000 25,500 - - - 31,000 - 23,100 25,500 - 20,100
English studies 20,500 - 19,500 21,000 25,400 - - 23,400 x - - - 28,200 - 21,700 22,300 - -
Celtic studies x - - - x - - x - - - - - - - - x -
History and archaeology 23,900 - 22,500 - 28,800 - - 25,200 - - - - 32,200 - 22,700 24,300 x -
Philosophy and religious studies 24,900 - x - 28,600 - - 24,600 - - - - 31,200 - 24,500 - x -
Humanities and liberal arts (non-specific) x - - - x - - - - - - - x - - - x -
Education and teaching 30,300 - 28,500 - 30,300 - - 30,300 x - - x - - 31,100 28,700 19,600 28,800

* UK domiciled First degree qualifiers 2010/11, Hours worked are not taken into account.
‘-‘ denotes there are zero individuals, ‘x’ denotes that data have been suppressed to prevent disclosure. Median earnings can vary greatly due to a variety of courses and career paths, and should not be used to rank universities or subjects.

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