Social Studies
(ex. Economics)

 

Social Studies (excluding Economics)
5 years after Graduation.


EXPLAINER NOTES BY ANDY GARDNER

Subjects covered include:

Politics, Sociology, Social policy, Social work, Anthropology, Human & social geography, Development studies, Criminology, International relations, War and Peace studies, Childhood st (also in Education)

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:

Things seem a little bit more positive in terms of median earnings here.  Way-to-go Hertfordshire!  Really high up, yet students are in the lowest prior attainment band – Well done!  Also well done De Montford for the same reasons.

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


Social Studies (excluding Economics)
Data Set



HE provider Upper quartile Median earnings Lower quartile
The University of Oxford 51700 38600 30400
London School of Economics and Political Science 50000 35600 25900
The University of Cambridge 45900 34200 27000
University of Hertfordshire 38100 33300 27100
University of Nottingham 40600 31400 24200
University of Durham 43500 31200 24700
King's College London 40000 30800 25200
The Robert Gordon University 33300 30800 19400
The University of Exeter 39900 30300 24600
The University of Bath 35700 30000 23400
The University of Warwick 41400 30000 22500
The University of Bristol 36200 29800 24000
The University of Edinburgh 37600 29800 22500
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 39900 29500 22000
The University of St Andrews 40000 29400 24100
Loughborough University 38700 29200 22900
University College London 37300 29100 24200
Queen Mary University of London 34200 27900 23600
The University of Reading 33500 27900 21300
Newman University 30300 27600 20500
Bournemouth University 35300 27400 20700
The University of Leeds 34900 27400 22000
The University of Winchester 29900 27300 22200
Brunel University London 33300 27200 17100
De Montfort University 29400 27100 19400
The University of Portsmouth 31600 27000 19900
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College 32300 26900 19900
London South Bank University 31900 26700 19500
The Open University in England16 33300 26700 14800
The University of Sheffield 32200 26700 21500
The University of Birmingham 33500 26600 21600
The University of York 34600 26600 20300
Birkbeck College 34200 26500 19700
The University of Southampton 33400 26400 22100
The University of Manchester 32100 26200 19400
The University of East Anglia 31700 26000 18600
The University of Surrey 32000 25900 20700
Buckinghamshire New University 28700 25500 20300
The University of Sussex 31200 25200 17400
The School of Oriental and African Studies 30200 24900 17400
The University of Kent 31300 24800 19800
Cardiff University 29900 24800 18200
The University of Dundee 28700 24700 17300
Oxford Brookes University 30000 24600 17700
The University of Aberdeen 28900 24600 18800
The University of Strathclyde 29700 24600 18900
GB 31000 24600 17700
Aston University 29800 24500 19600
The University of Liverpool 29200 24500 19200
Southampton Solent University 32800 24500 18500
The City University 33000 24400 16900
The University of Essex 29700 24400 17600
Kingston University 30800 24200 17800
The University of Lancaster 29400 24200 17800
The University of Salford 29700 23900 16500
The University of Westminster 29000 23900 16900
The University of Glasgow 29300 23900 17100
The University of Brighton 27500 23800 17800
University of the West of England, Bristol 29600 23800 18400
The University of Keele 29100 23700 17900
Goldsmiths College 27100 23600 17800
London Metropolitan University 31900 23600 14200
Glasgow Caledonian University 28500 23600 17600
Aberystwyth University 28900 23400 17800
Cardiff Metropolitan University 29900 23400 18100
The University of Leicester 28200 23200 18500
University of Chester 27500 23100 17100
Roehampton University 27100 23100 18900
The Nottingham Trent University 28700 23000 17300
Canterbury Christ Church University 27200 22900 14400
Sheffield Hallam University 28000 22800 17400
The University of Stirling 29000 22600 17900
Swansea University 28800 22500 17100
Middlesex University 29500 22400 16900
The University of Hull 28200 22300 16800
Birmingham City University 28600 22200 16500
University of Abertay Dundee 28000 22200 16300
Coventry University 28400 22100 16700
The University of Greenwich 29000 22100 13300
The University of East London 30900 22000 12600
University Campus Suffolk 25800 22000 13800
Glyndŵr University 27400 22000 15400
Anglia Ruskin University 28200 21900 15300
The University of Lincoln 28200 21900 16300
The University of Chichester 29400 21800 16000
University of Gloucestershire 28500 21700 17700
Staffordshire University 26900 21500 15400
The University of Huddersfield 27300 21400 15000
University of Derby 30900 21300 16200
University of Plymouth 27900 21300 13700
The University of the West of Scotland 28000 21200 14500
The University of Northampton 27700 21100 14100
The University of Central Lancashire 27900 21000 14500
Leeds Beckett University 26800 21000 16500
University of Northumbria at Newcastle 26500 20900 15800
Bath Spa University 24900 20800 15800
University of Bedfordshire 29400 20600 12100
University of South Wales 27600 20500 14800
The University of Bradford 28800 20300 15100
Liverpool John Moores University 26400 20200 15900
The Manchester Metropolitan University 25200 20100 15500
Teesside University 26100 19900 14600
Edge Hill University 25400 19600 15100
The University of Wolverhampton 25300 19100 11800
Bangor University 23000 19000 14000
University of St Mark and St John 24200 18900 13200
University of Worcester 24500 18900 11900
The University of Bolton 22600 18700 14500
The University of Sunderland 23800 18000 13700
Liverpool Hope University 22000 17700 12800
Edinburgh Napier University 23700 17600 12200
Bishop Grosseteste University 22000 17400 12900
University of Cumbria 24600 16700 13500
University of Wales Trinity Saint David 23500 16400 11200
University of the Highlands and Islands 27400 16300 10000

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