A college degree used to be an easy ticket to a better-paying career, but for many graduates, that is no longer the case.
According to Statista, a data company, graduates still earn more than non-graduates on average, taking home £35,000 a year, compared to £25,500 for those who never went to university.
But the type of degree and grade achieved has a major impact on future earnings, although most students leave university with similar debts, typically around £45,000.
Here you can find out how much your studies are worth – and which degrees earn the least after graduation.
The worst grades in 2022
A fashion degree will give you the least earning potential; Graduates earn just £23,832, about £1,168 less than the average non-graduate salary, according to jobs website Adzuna. Film graduates earn on average £24,878, Philosophy graduates £25,428, English Studies 26,143 and Criminology graduates £26,311.
Meanwhile, media studies graduates earn £26,422, English literature graduates £26,461 and politics graduates £26,746.
However, fashion industry graduates are more likely to find a job in their chosen field. Meanwhile, philosophy students are most likely to end up as project managers, analysts, or sales assistants. Graduates of the subjects English language, criminology, media studies and English literature are more likely to enter professions unrelated to their studies after graduation.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/degree-worth-best-worst-value-qualifications-revealed-pay-uk-2022/ How much is your degree worth? The worst value qualifications of 2022 revealed