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Internal News - 27 May 2005

Chemical engineering graduates likely to earn highest salaries

The Times league tables also show that graduates in chemical engineering are likely to earn the highest salaries when they leave the University of Bath.

A survey by The Times of all universities in the country, based on HESA 2002/03 statistics, says that students in the discipline earned an average of £21,049 after graduating. This is the third highest out of 61 disciplines that The Times looks at. Medicine and dentistry, which have the two highest salaries, are not taught at Bath.

Other salaries for subjects include civil engineering, £19,388 (fifth highest); social work, £19,177, (ninth highest), economics, £17,859 (13th highest) and computing science, £17,424 (15th highest). The lowest is archaeology at £13,308.

Professor Barry Crittenden, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University, said: “We are pleased to see high salaries continuing for chemical engineering graduates which helps to explain the significant growth in interest from applicants. We are also pleased to see that almost all of our current final year students already have jobs."

For information on the Times league table of university rankings, see the Related Links section on the top left-hand side of this page.