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Value my Degree

How does it work?

We analysed education and job information from 686,720 UK CVs, and ran each CV through our ValueMyCV tool to obtain a salary estimate.

Combining all of this data we built a statistical model of salary based on most recent university, course name and years of work experience. We then calculated the expected salary after five years of work experience for all combinations of university and course. This enables the model to estimate the value of hypothetical combinations of universities and course names which don’t currently exist. The tool covers 152 of the 166 institutions across the UK, and 58 courses. Universities were excluded where there was insufficient data to be statistically significant.

As well as looking at university courses, we also extracted the most common professions graduates move into within the first five years of work to help students make the right decisions when it comes to choosing an institution or a course.