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Brunel Education graduates are top UK earners


Education graduates from Brunel University London have the highest salaries in their field, just five years after completing their course, new government data shows.

On average, Brunel Education alumni earn £35,400 five years after graduating compared to a £24,700 average for Education graduates across the university sector.

Figures published this month by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) also show that Brunel graduates have above-average earnings in almost every other subject area.

Students graduating from courses in the biological sciences, design, communications, psychology and social studies in particular all earn significantly above the median annual earnings for UK graduates in their field.

The graduate earnings data links information from HESA on individual graduates to HMRC tax data about their earnings.

In the Guardian University Guide 2018, published earlier this year, Brunel was ranked within the UK top 10 for Education and 2nd in London, while the latest Complete University Guide ranks Brunel top in London for Education.

The Department of Education at Brunel offers BA, MA and PhD programmes in Education, and PGCE courses in a range of subject areas, with specialisms in Physical Education and Science.

Academic staff within the department make a significant contribution toward national and international discussion, development and policy, through research covering school education, vocational, professional and higher education, adult education and lifelong learning, among other subjects.

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Sarah Cox, Media Relations