Monday 26 September 2016 10:08 am

The surprising course that produces the highest earning grads

Business, economics, finance? These are some of the likely subjects from which you'd expect to earn a good salary after graduating, but there's one area of study which trumps them all, it turns out.

Geology should be the subject of choice for anyone eyeing up a lucrative career, and specifically studying it at Imperial College will bag a higher salary than any other course in Britain.

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The findings from the Sunday Times Good Universities Guide, found that students were earning an astonishing £73,267 within six months of graduating. That's two and a half times the national average.

The high remuneration is most likely down to hiring in lucrative energy industries such as oil and nuclear.

The research also identified the university course to avoid – psychology at Liverpool Hope University. Grads of the course earn just £12,343 – that's half the annual average salary.