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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

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

 

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