This is how much you stand to earn as a law grad, uni by uni

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Official stats show how much law grads are earning five years on

It’s official: Oxbridge is the place to study law if you want to make serious bank.

Government figures show that the average Oxford law graduate is making £72,600 five years after finishing their degree, while the median Cambridge LLB grad makes £59,900.

That puts Oxbridge at the top of a league table that ranks 99 universities in England, Scotland and Wales by graduate earnings in 2017/18. Those covered by the figures would have graduated five years previously.

The data excludes international students and people doing a second or postgraduate degree — so it’s a good gauge of how UK students doing their first degree get on financially after studying law. It works by matching people’s education records to information held by the taxman.

On the other hand, it doesn’t “control for differences in the characteristics of graduates”, such as how poor they were entering uni. Some institutions take a much higher proportion of disadvantaged students than others.

The boffins also point out that “higher education will have a range of personal and societal benefits that extend beyond earnings, which by its nature are not captured in the statistics presented here”.

Anyway — here’s the league table.

Median earnings of law grads five years after graduating — 2017/18

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

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