Going to university should mean you earn more over your lifetime. But how much difference does the choice of university and subject actually make on your wages?
The impact these educational decisions have on English students – after taking into account their background and how well they were doing academically before university – has been calculated for the first time by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
So if you know what kind of subject you want to study, you can check how much this degree might increase or decrease your wages depending on your choice of university by using the drop-down menu below.
The figures show graduate wages five years after leaving the university relative to the average degree for a man or a woman.