A study from the Department for Education and the Institute for Fiscal Studies has concluded that male philosophy students at Sussex are the lowest earning graduates post-graduation.

The report shows the variation in earnings students can expect based on their degree choice.

Subjects such as medicine, economics, and maths are at the top end of pay scales, and psychology, philosophy and creative arts at the lower end.

The report also highlights the effects that university degrees have on men and women’s’ earnings respectively.

Women with a degree are earning an average of 28% more than non-graduate women. However, male graduates earn only 8% more on average than male non-graduates.

Responding to these findings former Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah, told the BBC that more transparency is needed to ensure younger people make informed choices about their future university places.

The report also found that male graduates at Leeds City earned 22% less than male non-graduates.

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This article originally appeared in our December 10 print edition on page 4

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