The 10 Degrees Which Get UK Graduates The Highest Paying Jobs In 2015

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Although most people choose their University degree based on the love of the subject, with extensive fees and loans to pay back many students could be forgiven for wanting to earn some moolah as soon as possible.

And, in 2015, career prospects for graduates can seem pretty thin on the ground so knowing which industries pay the best is pretty useful.

Job search engine Adzuna has looked through the thousands of listings on its database and worked out the average salaries on offer right now for graduates of every degree.

The new research has covered everything from entry-level positions to top executive roles so this should tell you, conclusively, what you should be studying if you want to earn a shed load of money.

These are the 10 degrees which can get you the highest paying jobs right now…

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10) Mathematics

Average pay: £39,010

Jobs you can get: Finance worker, accountant, banker, academic, statistician

9) Mechanical engineering

Average pay: £39,106

Jobs you can get: Aerospace, defence, automotive, and construction engineer

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8) Science

Average pay: £40,409

Jobs you can get: Pharmaceuticals industry, chemical engineering, finance

7) Architecture

Average pay: £40,788

Jobs you can get: Architect, interior designer

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6) Finance

Average pay: £40,908

Jobs you can get: Accountant, banker, financial analyst

5) Economics

Average pay: £41,144

Jobs you can get: Economist, banker, financial analyst, statistician

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4) Computer science

Average pay: £41,950

Jobs you can get: Developer, systems administrator, IT consultant

3) Accounting

Average pay: £42,404

Jobs you can get: Accountant, management trainee, actuary

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2) Engineering

Average pay: £42,837

Jobs you can get: Aerospace, defence, automotive, chemical, and construction engineer; patent officer; management consulting

1) Civil engineering

Average pay: £44,851

Jobs you can get: Civil engineer, surveyor, site engineer, structural engineer, environmental consultant


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