The Best Courses for Employment

So you’re going to uni to help you get a good job once you’ve graduated? And now all you hear is how difficult the graduate job market is…and it suddenly doesn’t seem as rosy. Never fear, it is not all doom and gloom here! There are courses that the majority of students graduating from do bag themselves that ideal graduate job. Here we’ll tell you all about the best courses for empolyment so you can see for yourselves! Of course, it’s not all about the course; the university you choose can be equally if not more important…so we’ve covered that here as well (we know, we are just too good to you guys!).

A countdown of top 10 Courses for employment

Each percentage shown is that of graduates who were in a job or further education 6 months after graduating.

10. Physical Sciences – 89.9% physical science graduates in 2010/11 were in a job or further education within 6 months.

9. Mathematical Sciences – 89.9%

8. Historical and Philosophical Studies – 90.1% (a surprising top 10 appearance here we thought! Go the Historians!)

7. Languages – 90.3%

6. Biological Sciences – 90.9%

5. Agriculture and related subjects – 91.3%, a career that only recently began being associated with a university education.

4. Law – 91.9%

3. Subjects allied to medicine – 94%, this includes biomedical science and neurology.

2. Education – 94.8%

1. Medicine, dentistry and veterinary science – 99.4%, an absolutely massive proportion of students finding employment or further study!


A countdown of top 10 universities for employment

10. Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln – 96%

9. St George’s Hospital Medical School – 96.3%

8. Royal Agricultural College – 96.4%

7. Glasgow School of Art – 96.5%

6. Harper Adams University College – 96.5%

5. Royal Academy of Music – 96.7%

4. The University of Surrey – 96.9%

3. Royal College of Music – 98%

2. Central School of Speech and Drama – 98.3%

1. The School of Pharmacy – 100% (amazing!)

So if you want to find out any more about these institutions check out our university profiles. With these top 10s comes a warning however: there are a lot of things to keep in mind when interpreting these lists. The results are obviously only based on the student population who actually wanted to answer the surveys – the real numbers might have shown a very different story!