Independent consumer watchdog Which? has named St George’s as the third best university in the UK for graduate starting salaries.

Universities were ranked by the average annual salary of graduates six months after completing their course, based on information submitted by universities and colleges to the government between 2005/6-2009/10. St George’s, University of London graduates earned an average salary of £27,015.

As a specialist provider of medical and healthcare education, undergraduate courses at St George’s are focused on training professionals for specific roles within healthcare provision

These include doctors, radiotherapists, paramedics, biomedical and healthcare scientists and physiotherapists.

Careers advice is embedded into teaching at St George’s and the university shares its site with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, so students learn alongside the professionals in a real healthcare environment from day one.

The top 10 universities for graduate starting salaries are published on the Which? University website, following a preview in the Telegraph newspaper during September 2012. The Which? University site allows prospective students to build shortlists of universities and colleges to compare degree choices by categories such as potential earnings, entry requirements and the percentage of applicants who are offered places on a particular course.

In October, St George’s was also ranked in the top 250 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2012/13, and 33rd in the UK.