Environmental studies named ninth most employable degree

But just over half of graduates from associated courses find full-time employment in relevant fields. 

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Data analysed by EssayPro using the Higher Education Statistics Agency [HESA] shows that Veterinary Sciences have a 79% employment rate following graduation, the highest of any discipline. 

Architecture had the fourth highest intake into industry after courses are completed. The lowest intake of any field came from Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. Just 43% of people who graduate from these subjects manage to find a full-time job. Average intake into industry across all disciplines was 57%. 

A full list can be found in the table below: 

Rank  Subject    Full-time employment   Part-time employment   Employment and further study  Unemployed  
Veterinary sciences  79%  5%  8%  1% 
Medicine and dentistry  71%  6%  11%  2% 
Education and teaching  69%  10%  8%  3% 
Architecture, building and planning  67%  8%  10%  3% 
Subjects allied to medicine  66%  10%  9%  2% 
Engineering and technology  63%  5%  10%  6% 
Computing  61%  10%  9%  7% 
Business and management  60%  9%  10%  6% 
Geography, earth and environmental studies (social sciences)  57%  8%  11%  5% 
10  Agriculture, food and related studies  56%  14%  9%  4% 

‘Going to university is far more common now than it used to be. Students can choose to study many subjects but not all are considered useful in today’s job market,’ said EssayPro’s Adam J.

‘Medicine and education-related degrees are well-known to improve a candidate’s chance at landing a job offer, but it is surprising to see agriculture and architecture ranking higher than law and mathematical sciences; indicating a shift towards more physical jobs and traditionally ‘blue collar’ work rather than office jobs,’ he continued.


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