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Which uni law graduates earn the most?

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102 law schools, ranked by median grad salary

This is what it says on the tin: every university in Great Britain, ranked by how much its graduates earn five years after leaving with an undergraduate law degree.

The figures come from the government, combining Department of Education data on people’s degrees with data from the taxman on how much the same people are earning five years later. They only cover people who were living in the UK before starting uni — so not international students — and are looking at their first undergraduate degree, not second degrees or law conversion courses or a master’s.

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There are also some disclaimers, such as “it should be noted that figures do not control for differences in the characteristics of graduates (e.g. prior attainment) or region of work, and so comparisons should be made with care”.

Yeah, right. Here’s the full list…

Median earnings of law grads five years after graduating — 2016/17

RankUniMedian salary
1Oxford£67,000
2Cambridge£58,500
3LSE£44,700
4Bristol£42,900
5Durham£42,100
6Nottingham£41,800
7Warwick£41,500
8KCL£39,300
9UCL£37,500
10York£36,400
11Glasgow£35,100
12Edinburgh£35,000
13Exeter£34,700
14Reading£34,200
15Aberdeen£33,500
16Leeds£33,200
17Manchester£32,800
18Southampton£32,400
19Birkbeck£32,100
20Newcastle£31,900
21East Anglia£31,700
22SOAS£31,100
23Strathclyde£31,000
24Buckingham£30,800
25Sussex£30,100
26Queen Mary£29,800
27Robert Gordon£29,800
28City£29,400
29Leicester£29,400
30Brunel£29,100
31Dundee£29,100
32Roehampton£28,900
33Surrey£28,800
34Oxford Brookes£28,300
35Birmingham£28,300
36Cardiff£27,700
37Kingston£27,400
38Open University£27,200
39Bournemouth£27,100
40Kent£27,000
41Sheffield£26,700
42Brighton£26,500
43Westminster£26,200
44Canterbury Christ Church£26,100
45Glasgow Caledonian£26,000
46Portsmouth£25,600
47Edinburgh Napier£25,200
48Essex£25,100
49Lancaster£24,900
50Cumbria£24,900
51Liverpool£24,800
52Stirling£24,800
53Buckinghamshire New£24,700
54Nottingham Trent£24,700
55Greenwich£24,300
56Northumbria£24,000
57West of England£24,000
58St Mary’s£23,800
59Chester£23,400
60Staffordshire£23,100
61Hertfordshire£23,100
62Hull£23,100
63Anglia Ruskin£23,000
64Gloucestershire£23,000
65Plymouth£23,000
66London South Bank£22,900
67Southampton Solent£22,900
68Salford£22,900
69Keele£22,800
70Abertay Dundee£22,800
71Winchester£22,700
72Coventry£22,500
73Sheffield Hallam£22,500
74West of Scotland£22,500
75Bangor£22,400
76Croydon College£22,300
77Leeds Beckett£22,200
78Liverpool John Moores£22,200
79West London£22,100
80De Montfort£22,000
81Manchester Metropolitan£21,900
82Aberystwyth£21,900
83Middlesex£21,500
84Swansea£21,500
85South Wales£21,500
86Sunderland£21,400
87Northampton£21,300
88Birmingham City£21,300
89Lincoln£21,200
90Derby£21,100
91East London£20,800
92Bedfordshire£20,600
93Teesside£20,500
94London Metropolitan£20,300
95Edge Hill£20,100
96Central Lancashire£19,900
97Huddersfield£19,900
98Wolverhampton£19,200
99Bradford£19,000
100Bolton£18,500
101Bradford College£17,800
102Blackburn College£14,900

 

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