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Imperial Computing grads highest paid of any UK undergraduate degree

News comes as applications for computing-related degrees surge nationwide.


in Issue 1828

University League Tables

Graduates of Imperial College London’s computing degrees are the highest paid of any undergraduate degree course at any university, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024. They earn a median salary of £64,000 six months after graduation – compared to the £26,000 average across all subjects and universities.

The Good University Guide reports an increase in demand for computer science and business studies courses, accompanied by a decline in applications for humanities subjects. Computing-related courses are the fastest growing degree choices in the country this year, with applications 10% higher than in June last year. Students are moving towards subjects which offer a well-paid and stable career, in a rapidly changing job market.

Imperial’s two undergraduate computer science degrees (Computing, and Joint Maths & Computing), have the highest ratio of applicants to places (20:1 and 22:1, according to 2022 data) of any undergraduate course at the College.

In related news, Imperial’s Business School this year launched its first-ever undergraduate degree course – the BSc in Economics, Finance and Data Science (see Felix #1827). Speaking shortly before the course’s launch, Dr Pedro Rosa Dias, its academic director, said that the programme was developed to address the need for a “new generation of graduates in economics and finance who are able to use data science to guide businesses, public bodies and international organisations in today’s digital economy.”

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