Bournemouth University is in the top five universities in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, according to rankings published by The Economist.
The rankings, based on government data, looked at expected graduate salaries five years after graduating and the ‘value added’ by universities, which gives graduates higher salaries than would otherwise be expected.
BU was fourth in the rankings, showing that graduates with a Bournemouth University degree can expect to earn £2,730 more than the average graduate with similar qualifications, with an average salary of £26,671.
The rankings take into account factors such as the number of graduates on each course, entry standards, share of students from lower-income areas, region of the university, and how far the university is from London.
The Economist rankings are also broken down by subject area, where BU also features favourably. BU was found to be top for the value added to ‘creative arts’ degrees, such as those offered through visual effects courses at BU.
The rankings also showed BU to be third highest in the UK for value added to engineering degrees, second for value added to communications degrees and third for expected salaries on computer science degrees.
Additionally the university featured in the top ten for courses in the spheres of biology, business, and social sciences.
To see the rankings in full, visit The Economist website.