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ROI ON EDUCATION IN THE UK - The UK is the world's second most popular destination for international students (after the US). The strong reputation and prestige of UK universities gives a competitive advantage to those who gain a degree. Which degree guarantees the best R.O.I?
Education Cost vs
Starting Salary

We considered here the average fee for a high level degree plus an average fee to attend an undergraduate course, taking into account the full highest ranked universities in the UK. The average salary for entry-level with the indicated degree or similar.

Graph to show Average Education cost vs Average Salary in different sectors with the highest possible degree
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BANKING & FINANCE
Avg. Education Cost: £49,000
Avg. Salary: £55,000
R.O.I: 33%
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MEDICINE & DENTISTRY
Avg. Education Cost: £36,000
Avg. Salary: £41,000
R.O.I: 83%
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ARCHITECTURE
Avg. Education Cost: £40,000
Avg. Salary: £29,000
R.O.I: 31%
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MARKETING
Avg. Education Cost: £23,000
Avg. Salary: £30,000
R.O.I: 33%
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LAW
Avg. Education Cost: £30,000
Avg. Salary: £38,000
R.O.I: 41%
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ENGINEERING
Avg. Education Cost: £28,000
Avg. Salary: £30,000
R.O.I: 38%
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IT/TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Avg. Education Cost: £22,000
Avg. Salary: £30,000
R.O.I: 41%
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JOURNALISM
Avg. Education Cost: £23,000
Avg. Salary: £24,000
R.O.I: 18%
Return on Investment
by subject of degree

Not all degrees are created equal. This report examines differences in earning returns between graduates depending on the subject they studied. Graduates from medicine and dentistry courses have higher returns than those studying design and creative arts.

Graph to show R.O.I between males and females in different fields of study
91.7%
70.1%
82.8%
41.2%
26.1%
38.0%
45.1%
32.3%
39.7%
32.0%
27.8%
31.3%
35.1%
28.8%
32.6%
42.6%
38.8%
41.2%
40.2%
32.0%
38.1%
48.3%
36.9%
41.1%
24.5%
6.3%
17.6%
19.2%
2.3%
10.4%
11.7%
-1.0%
6.3%
29.7%
23.5%
27.4%
Net Graduate Premium

The net graduate premium represents the present value of the benefits associated with an undergraduate degree relative to an undergraduate degree relative to an individual in possession of 2 or more GCE 'A' Levels (gross graduate premium) minus the present value of the costs associated with aquiring a degree.

N.G.P - Undergraduate Degree N.G.P - Masters Degree

Sourcess
- Annual survey carried out by the Associate of Graduate Recruiters (AGR)
- Official reports from the government
- London Economics report


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