Top 10 University Degrees To Study If You Want To Be Rich

Top 10 University Degrees To Study If You Want To Be Rich

By Metro UK on June 13, 2015
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It’s good news for anyone who studied economics at university, but it’s not looking great for those who chose journalism like some of us here.

If we really wanted to make money we should have taken a maths based degree, according to, which lists salaries earned by students within five years of graduating.

Or maybe we could have done law, with graduates expected to earn £42,000, which was only second to economics at £45,000.

Accounting, business and statistics would see you earn more than £37,000 and a top science qualification could bank you £36,000 annually.

Creative subjects were nowhere to be seen on the top ten list, with Fine Arts ranking the highest at 14 with a salary of £25,000.

Don’t even ask us about journalism.

Top ten degrees you earn the most money with after graduating

1. Economics – £45,000

2. Law – £42,000

3. Maths/Statistics – £39,000

4. Chemistry/Natural Sciences – £38,000

5. Accounting/Business/Finance – £37,000

6. Engineering – £37,000

7. Computer Sciences – £37,000

8. Physics/Life Sciences/Healthcare – £36,000

9. Management/Strategy – £36,000

10. History/Geography/Politics – £34,000

If that wasn’t upsetting enough for those who chose non-traditional degrees, after 15 years, economics graduates could expect to take home an eye watering £126,000 on average.

So any college students currently looking at this article be careful what subject you choose at university.

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