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Revealed: The UK’s Alumni Rich List

UK universities are some of the best in the world, producing many successful people over the years. Universities are also great centres for research, responsible for making scientific breakthroughs – the first computer was even created at Manchester University! 

But which UK university produces the highest earners? We’ve taken the average salaries of graduates from each university and ranked them so you can find out where your university sits when it comes to alumni earnings.

Location University Average Salary 
London Imperial College London £29,000
London London School of Economics & Political Science £28,500
London Royal Veterinary College £27,400
Cambridge University of Cambridge £26,500
London St George’s, University of London £26,000
London King’s College London £25,000
Loughborough Loughborough University £25,000
Bath University of Bath £25,000
Oxford University of Oxford £25,000
Warwick University of Warwick £24,900
London City University London £24,000
London University College London £24,000
Bristol University of Bristol £23,600
Durham Durham University £23,500
London Queen Mary University of London £23,000
Surrey University of Surrey £23,000
London Brunel University London £22,000
Newcastle Newcastle University £22,000
Twickenham St Mary’s University, Twickenham £22,000
Aberdeen University of Aberdeen £22,000
Birmingham University of Birmingham £22,000
Edinburgh University of Edinburgh £22,000
Glasgow University of Glasgow £22,000
Nottingham University of Nottingham £22,000
Southampton University of Southampton £22,000
St Andrews University of St Andrews £22,000
Glasgow University of Strathclyde £22,000
London SOAS London £21,800
Dundee University of Dundee £21,800
Stirling University of Stirling £21,800
London London South Bank University £21,700
Exeter University of Exeter £21,700
Liverpool University of Liverpool £21,700
Manchester University of Manchester £21,600
Sheffield University of Sheffield £21,600
Lincoln Bishop Grosseteste University £21,500
Cardiff Cardiff University £21,500
Brighton University of Brighton £21,500
Reading University of Reading £21,500
Birmingham Aston University £21,000
Birmingham Birmingham City University £21,000
Bournemouth Bournemouth University £21,000
Bristol Bristol University West of England £21,000
Coventry Coventry University £21,000
Ormskirk Edge Hill University £21,000
Glasgow Glasgow Caledonian University £21,000
Newport Harper Adams University £21,000
Edinburgh Heriot-Watt University £21,000
Newcastle-under-Lyme Keele University £21,000
Lancaster Lancaster University £21,000
Leeds Leeds Trinity University £21,000
London Middlesex University £21,000
Oxford Oxford Brookes University £21,000
Plymouth Plymouth University £21,000
Aberdeen Robert Gordon University £21,000
Lancaster & Carlisle University of Cumbria £21,000
Hatfield University of Hertfordshire £21,000
Ipswich University of Suffolk £21,000
London University of West London £21,000
Leeds University of Leeds £20,900
London Kingston University £20,800
Cirencester Royal Agricultural University £20,700
Buckingham University of Buckingham £20,700
London University of Greenwich £20,500
York York University £20,400
Leicester University of Leicester £20,200
Canterbury Canterbury Christ Church University £20,000
Edinburgh Edinburgh Napier University £20,000
London London Metropolitan University £20,000
Newcastle Northumbria University £20,000
Nottingham Nottingham Trent University £20,000
Belfast Queen’s University Belfast £20,000
London Royal Central School of Speech and Drama £20,000
London Royal Holloway £20,000
Sheffield Sheffield Hallam University £20,000
Swansea Swansea University £20,000
Norwich University of East Anglia £20,000
Hull University of Hull £20,000
Canterbury University of Kent £20,000
Portsmouth University of Portsmouth £20,000
London University of Roehampton £20,000
Brighton University of Sussex £20,000
Paisley University of the West of Scotland £20,000
Westminster University of Westminster £20,000
Winchester University of Winchester £20,000
Liverpool Liverpool John Moores University £19,200
Birmingham Newman University £19,200
Dundee Abertay University £19,000
High Wycombe Buckinghamshire New University £19,000
Leicester De Montfort University £19,000
Edinburgh Queen Margaret University £19,000
Essex University of Essex £19,000
London Courtauld Institute of Art £18,800
Northampton University of Northampton £18,500
Manchester University of Salford £18,400
Derby University of Derby £18,300
London Goldsmiths University £18,200
Manchester Manchester Metropolitan University £18,200
London University of East London £18,100
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth University £18,000
Cambridge Anglia Ruskin University £18,000
Bournemouth Arts University Bournemouth £18,000
Bangor Bangor University £18,000
London Birkbeck, University of London £18,000
Cardiff Cardiff Metropolitan University £18,000
London Central Saint Martins University of the Arts £18,000
Huddersfield Huddersfield University £18,000
Leeds Leeds Beckett University £18,000
London London College of Fashion £18,000
Southampton Southampton Solent University £18,000
Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire University £18,000
Middlesbrough Teesside University £18,000
Northern Ireland Ulster University £18,000
Farnham University For The Creative Arts £18,000
Bradford University of Bradford £18,000
Preston University of Central Lancashire £18,000
Chester University of Chester £18,000
Chichester University of Chichester £18,000
Gloucestershire University of Gloucestershire £18,000
Lincoln University of Lincoln £18,000
South Wales (Multi Location) University of South Wales £18,000
Plymouth University of St Mark & St John £18,000
Worcester Worcester University £18,000
York York St John University £18,000
Birmingham University College Birmingham £17,900
Writtle Writtle University College £17,500
Luton University of Bedfordshire £17,000
Sunderland University of Sunderland £17,000
Inverness University of the Highlands and Islands £17,000
Bath Bath Spa University £16,700
Norwich Norwich University of the Arts £16,400
Falmouth Falmouth University £16,000
Wrexham Glyndwr University Wrexham £16,000
Liverpool Liverpool Hope University £16,000
Bolton University of Bolton £16,000
Wolverhampton University of Wolverhampton £16,000
South West Wales University of Wales Trinity Saint David £15,600

 


We then wanted to split it down into each of the university groups:


The 1994 Group

Location University Average Salary 
Loughborough Loughborough University £25,000
Bath University of Bath £25,000
Warwick University of Warwick £24,900
Durham Durham University £23,500
Surrey University of Surrey £23,000
St Andrews University of St Andrews £22,000
London SOAS London £21,800
Reading University of Reading £21,500
Lancaster Lancaster University £21,000
York York University £20,400
Leicester University of Leicester £20,200
London Royal Holloway £20,000
Norwich University of East Anglia £20,000
Brighton University of Sussex £20,000
Essex University of Essex £19,000
London Goldsmiths University £18,200
London Birkbeck, University of London £18,000


Red Brick

Location University Average Salary 
Bristol University of Bristol £23,600
Birmingham University of Birmingham £22,000
Liverpool University of Liverpool £21,700
Manchester University of Manchester £21,600
Sheffield University of Sheffield £21,600
Leeds University of Leeds £20,900

Million+

Location University Average Salary 
London London South Bank University £21,700
Lancaster & Carlisle University of Cumbria £21,000
Leeds Leeds Trinity University £21,000
London Middlesex University £21,000
London University of West London £21,000
Canterbury Canterbury Christ Church University £20,000
Edinburgh Edinburgh Napier University £20,000
London London Metropolitan University £20,000
Paisley University of the West of Scotland £20,000
Dundee Abertay University £19,000
London University of East London £18,100
Cambridge Anglia Ruskin University £18,000
Southampton Southampton Solent University £18,000
Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire University £18,000
Luton University of Bedfordshire £17,000
Inverness University of the Highlands and Islands £17,000
Sunderland University of Sunderland £17,000
Bath Bath Spa University £16,700
Bolton University of Bolton £16,000

Russell Group

Location University Average Salary 
London Imperial College London £29,000
London London School of Economics & Political Science £28,500
Cambridge University of Cambridge £26,500
London King’s College London £25,000
Oxford University of Oxford £25,000
Warwick University of Warwick £24,900
London University College London £24,000
Bristol University of Bristol £23,600
Durham Durham University £23,500
London Queen Mary University of London £23,000
Birmingham University of Birmingham £22,000
Edinburgh University of Edinburgh £22,000
Glasgow University of Glasgow £22,000
Newcastle Newcastle University £22,000
Nottingham University of Nottingham £22,000
Southampton University of Southampton £22,000
Exeter University of Exeter £21,700
Liverpool University of Liverpool £21,700
Manchester University of Manchester £21,600
Sheffield University of Sheffield £21,600
Cardiff Cardiff University £21,500
Leeds University of Leeds £20,900
York York University £20,400
Belfast Queen’s University Belfast £20,000

Sources:

http://university.which.co.uk/
https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/universities/
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Types_of_University
http://www.millionplus.ac.uk/who-we-are/members
http://russellgroup.ac.uk/about/our-universities/

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