Research and analysis

Undergraduate degrees: relative labour market returns

Analysis of the relative economic value of different degrees, as measured by graduates’ earnings and employment rates.

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The relative labour market returns to different degrees

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The relative labour market returns to different degrees - appendix data tables

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This research looks at over 1,200 courses offered across UK universities.

It uses the Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset for the first time to take into account background characteristics such as:

  • class
  • ethnicity
  • GCSE results

This is to estimate the relative earnings return from different university courses.

Published 7 June 2018
Last updated 7 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Correction: 'women' changed to ‘men’ in the title of appendix data tables 1b and 6b.
  2. First published.