Physical Sciences

 

Physical Sciences
5 years after Graduation.


EXPLAINER NOTES BY ANDY GARDNER

Subjects covered include:

Chemistry, Materials science, Physics, Forensic & archaeological sciences, Astronomy, Geology, Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments, Physical geographical sciences, Environmental Sc, Meteorology

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:

I’m worried that some of the courses with the lowest median earnings may be Forensic Science courses.  Median earnings seem to correlate very closely with prior attainment bands.

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


Physical Sciences
Data Set



HE provider Upper quartile Median earnings Lower quartile
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine 51100 38500 30200
The University of Oxford 52700 38300 30100
The University of Cambridge 48800 35900 27500
The University of Warwick 45300 33200 27100
Birkbeck College 37600 32700 22700
King's College London 41000 31600 25100
University of Nottingham 40500 31500 25400
University of Durham 41400 30900 25600
The University of Bristol 39600 30700 25600
The University of Bath 38300 30600 25600
University College London 41500 30100 22300
The University of Greenwich 36100 30000 19600
The University of Edinburgh 39800 30000 25500
The University of Aberdeen 36600 29800 24900
The University of Exeter 34300 29200 22000
The University of Southampton 37000 29200 24600
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College 35900 28900 24600
The University of Birmingham 36600 28400 22500
The University of Manchester 37700 28400 21200
The University of Surrey 34800 28100 19900
The Open University in England16 40200 28000 20300
The University of Leicester 34500 27900 23100
University of the Arts, London 36200 27900 15100
The University of York 32100 27600 21300
The University of Glasgow 32800 27600 19300
The University of Reading 33300 27500 23900
Loughborough University 34600 27400 23300
The University of St Andrews 37400 27400 21200
The University of Leeds 33000 27100 21000
The University of Strathclyde 30200 26900 20100
Cardiff University 32800 26700 20900
GB 33600 26600 20100
The University of Liverpool 30800 26500 21300
The University of Sussex 32000 26500 22400
The University of Sheffield 32200 26400 20000
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 31900 26200 21000
The University of Kent 34300 26100 21600
The University of East Anglia 30700 25600 22000
The University of Hull 31300 25600 18800
The University of Dundee 35300 25600 21800
Queen Mary University of London 29300 25500 19200
Heriot-Watt University 29100 25500 18700
The Nottingham Trent University 29100 25100 18900
The University of Lancaster 28400 24900 19400
The University of Portsmouth 31300 24900 18900
The Robert Gordon University 38000 24800 19300
Oxford Brookes University 32000 24700 16300
Swansea University 29100 24600 20100
University of Hertfordshire 29700 24500 19300
Kingston University 29500 24400 18200
Glasgow Caledonian University 29900 24400 18400
Bath Spa University 27300 24200 21100
University of the West of England, Bristol 29200 24200 19100
The University of Brighton 29800 24000 19100
Bournemouth University 28400 23900 18500
The University of Keele 30200 23600 19200
London Metropolitan University 32400 23600 17500
University of Plymouth 29100 23600 17800
University of South Wales 31200 23400 18300
Edge Hill University 27900 23200 16500
Bangor University 28600 23200 17100
SRUC 26400 23200 15700
University of Northumbria at Newcastle 27500 22900 18800
Canterbury Christ Church University 26800 22600 14000
Coventry University 27600 22600 17700
The Manchester Metropolitan University 29000 22300 17600
Sheffield Hallam University 32600 22300 16300
Aberystwyth University 27900 22000 17900
Liverpool John Moores University 27000 21900 15900
The University of Stirling 27600 21900 17600
The University of the West of Scotland 26800 21900 17500
University of Gloucestershire 25300 21500 16300
Teesside University 27400 21400 16000
Anglia Ruskin University 27700 21300 16500
The University of Huddersfield 25000 21200 14800
The University of Lincoln 28700 21200 17800
University of Abertay Dundee 26500 21000 15600
The University of Central Lancashire 26100 20800 16100
The University of Salford 27900 20800 12900
The University of Sunderland 25300 20800 17900
Staffordshire University 26200 20700 15800
The University of Wolverhampton 23800 18900 12100
University of Chester 23000 18700 14200
University of Derby 24400 18700 15600
The University of Bradford 25300 18500 13300
De Montfort University 27400 18500 15700
University of Cumbria 23000 17900 15000
University of Wales Trinity Saint David 18100 16700 10700

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