Biological Sciences
(ex. Psychology)

 

Biological Sciences (excluding Psychology)
5 years after Graduation.


EXPLAINER NOTES BY ANDY GARDNER

Subjects covered include:

Biology, Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Microbiology, Sport & exercise science, Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry

General Median salaries to compare with below:

For all 24-29-year-olds in work in 2014-15: £20,800 WonkHE.   For all ages, £27,600 in 2015 ASHE

Interesting points from the depths of the LEO spreadsheet:

Loads of courses in this sector have lower quartiles below the UK average salary for 24-29 year olds.  Fair play to University of Chichester for being so high up the earnings ranking with students from the lowest band of prior attainment.  Glyndwr University – we feel your pain!  Your students are doing Wildlife Biology courses, it’s clearly not the money they are interested in!

It’s not just about the money!

There are many reasons to go to university; Love of a subject, independent and critical thinking, independent living (if affordable!).  It’s not just about salary levels, however applicants must not be misled by general statements about a blanket graduate dividend, these can be clearly bogus.  See information below.

For courses with a clear vocational link, check to see if there is a relevant apprenticeship standard:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/apprenticeship-standards https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/institute-for-apprenticeships
https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch


Biological Sciences (excluding Psychology)
Data Set


HE provider Upper quartile Median earnings Lower quartile
The University of Cambridge 48800 36600 27500
The University of Oxford 51900 36300 27800
University College London 40900 34800 25600
The University of Bristol 37900 30000 24100
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine 43300 29700 22100
University of Durham 39500 29400 24100
The University of Warwick 34400 29300 21500
The University of Southampton 36500 28500 21800
Loughborough University 38400 28400 23000
The University of Sussex 33500 28100 22900
King's College London 36000 28000 17000
The University of Surrey 34400 27500 22900
Brunel University London 32600 27300 20900
The University of Exeter 33100 27300 20700
University of Nottingham 33400 27300 21500
The University of Manchester 33700 27100 20300
Bournemouth University 31200 26900 20600
The University of Edinburgh 34400 26900 21000
The University of Brighton 33400 26700 20600
The University of Bath 32900 26600 19800
The University of Leeds 31200 26500 20600
St Mary's University, Twickenham 32300 26500 22600
Canterbury Christ Church University 31700 26400 19800
Newman University 29700 26400 21400
The University of Birmingham 34400 26200 20700
The University of Lancaster 29300 26000 17200
Oxford Brookes University 32600 26000 19400
The University of Liverpool 33500 25800 20800
The University of the West of Scotland 31100 25600 17400
Queen Mary University of London 32100 25500 17700
Cardiff University 29100 25300 19500
The University of Aberdeen 29600 25100 18400
The University of Westminster 30100 25000 18900
The University of York 29100 24900 19800
The Robert Gordon University 27400 24900 19800
The University of Chichester 30200 24800 18700
The University of Strathclyde 28000 24800 19500
University of Cumbria 29100 24700 19600
The University of Kent 29800 24600 20100
The Open University in England16 30000 24500 15700
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College 29600 24500 19400
University of the West of England, Bristol 29800 24500 19700
University of Abertay Dundee 31100 24500 20200
The University of Glasgow 33600 24400 18700
Aston University 30400 24300 21000
The University of Portsmouth 29500 24300 18400
Glasgow Caledonian University 31300 24200 17600
GB 29800 24100 18300
Kingston University 29700 24000 18500
University of Bedfordshire 28800 23900 18700
University of Hertfordshire 30100 23900 18600
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 30300 23900 16800
The University of Northampton 28000 23900 19300
Roehampton University 31300 23900 18900
Cardiff Metropolitan University 27600 23900 18700
The University of Bradford 28300 23800 16300
The University of Essex 28800 23800 19300
The University of Leicester 30500 23800 20800
Southampton Solent University 28900 23800 20200
The University of Sheffield 28300 23600 17500
The University of Reading 30000 23500 20200
Buckinghamshire New University 31400 23400 15600
University of Chester 27900 23400 18200
University of Northumbria at Newcastle 28900 23400 17900
The University of Wolverhampton 28400 23400 16500
The University of Central Lancashire 27100 23300 16800
The University of Hull 28000 23300 16700
The University of Stirling 29500 23300 20400
The University of Greenwich 30700 23200 19400
The University of Keele 25800 23200 20500
The University of Winchester 28200 23200 12900
Heriot-Watt University 29400 23200 19600
The University of St Andrews 30200 23200 16900
The University of East Anglia 27400 23100 16700
Leeds Beckett University 27600 22900 17700
Staffordshire University 26400 22900 16600
York St John University 26900 22900 18100
Liverpool John Moores University 28300 22700 17800
The Nottingham Trent University 27600 22600 17600
Sheffield Hallam University 28200 22600 17900
The University of Lincoln 25700 22500 18600
Swansea University 27800 22500 16100
Middlesex University 25400 22400 19500
The University of Dundee 27500 22400 17100
University of Gloucestershire 27800 22200 15700
The Manchester Metropolitan University 26800 22200 17100
University of Worcester 28400 22200 16900
Leeds Trinity University 26400 22100 16600
Coventry University 28700 22000 18800
London Metropolitan University 27600 21800 14800
University of Plymouth 27000 21300 15200
The University of Bolton 24000 20700 15700
The University of East London 26100 20700 12400
Edinburgh Napier University 25800 20700 15600
London South Bank University 25700 20600 12800
Teesside University 26200 20500 16500
Anglia Ruskin University 26600 20400 13900
University of Derby 25200 20200 15200
The University of Salford 24300 20200 15600
Liverpool Hope University 25900 20000 13700
University of South Wales 26000 20000 15800
Aberystwyth University 25700 19900 15400
University of St Mark and St John 23700 19800 15800
The University of Sunderland 24400 19800 17000
Edge Hill University 24500 19500 14500
The University of Huddersfield 25500 19500 14100
Bangor University 24200 18200 13300
Glyndŵr University 21400 16800 15300

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