It’s natural to be thinking about job prospects after university when you start your new course. Every student wants to know that the programme they’ve chosen will lead to an exciting, well-paid, and satisfying job. But what are the best programmes for job prospects?
To find out, EDUopinions has analysed thousands of verified student reviews for universities from around the world. The degree programmes on this list received the highest scores in the category ‘career prospects’. We also examined which subjects were the worst for job prospects after university – you can find these at the end of the article.
This article is part of the EDUopinions Student Reviews Guide. Want to find out which programmes scored the highest for career prospects last year? Then check out our previous article.
The Best Degrees for Job Prospects After university
5. Finance (4.1/5 rating)
It should be no surprise that finance appears on this list, as it’s regularly ranked as one of the best degrees for job prospects. Finance graduates can pursue a career in different areas of finance, including insurance, investment banking, auditing, and accounting. As well as practical skills in economics and business finances, you’ll also gain soft skills in data analysis, communication, and decision-making, which can be applied to a whole range of roles.
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Iscod is an efficient school due to a mix between practice and theory. Thus, its programme is in harmony with the work world. Thanks to this school, I join Fiducial, a big corporate in the Accounting world in France. It is the beginning of a big career. Moreover, Iscod has teachers who work in the subject they learn. It permits us to have a lot of point of views of what we learn.
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4. Business analytics (4.1/5 rating)
For students who aren’t sure which industry they’d like to work in, business analytics is a great option. Focusing on examining and evaluating data across business departments, this degree will give you a wide range of vital soft skills and lead to careers as a management consultant, business systems analyst, information security analyst, or business advisor. The sector is growing at a steady rate of over 13% each year, so there are always opportunities for graduates.
The teachers are okay. The course is insightful and gives practical knowledge. The student hub is very helpful for the students and is available around the clock. The university has connections with a lot of MNC’s which helps student get a wide variety of internships and placements
3. Communication (4.3/5 rating)
With a communication degree, you’ll learn how to connect with audiences through mediums like advertising, press releases, film, and graphic design. The broad scope of this degree means there are great job prospects for graduates in areas as diverse as TV, events, PR, publishing, and government policy. Not to mention, the average salary for communications jobs is around €60,000.
2. Political Science (4.6/5 rating)
Politics graduates are in high demand thanks to our current environment of economic uncertainty and political instability. As a result, you’ll find that a political science degree offers great job prospects after university. You could work in journalism, helping to translate political stories to a mainstream audience or in the heart of politics itself in governments and the EU. Some political science graduates also become researchers or work for nonprofit organisations in campaigning.
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1. Commerce (4.7/5 rating)
It’s understandable that the job prospects for commerce graduates are so good. The study of trade and business, the degree programme introduces students to different areas of business management, including finance, accounting, sales, and marketing, with a specific focus on running an effective and profitable sales business. You’ll gain problem-solving and leadership skills as well as gaining a thorough background in practical business management, leading to roles in national and international companies or entrepreneurship.
The Worst Degrees for Job Prospects After University
However, not every degree has the same promising job prospects after graduating. The programmes listed below scored the lowest among EDUopinions verified student reviews for career prospects and reveal shocking insights into popular degree options.
3. Physics (3.3/5 rating)
You might be surprised to find this high-level technical subject on the ranking of worst-performing degrees for job prospects. In the UK and Ireland, in fact, the number of physics-related jobs has been growing, reaching 1.85 million jobs in 2020. At the same time, investment in physics research has fallen, leaving more students competing for job positions in academia after graduating.
2. Pharmacy (3.2/5 rating)
You would think that pharmacy would be highly in-demand, especially after the pandemic, but sadly there are still limited placements available for graduates of this technical subject. Because students train specifically to work in pharmacology, there are also limited transferable skills that may hinder the work you can find.
1. Medicine and Surgery (2.9/5 rating)
Does the worst degree for job prospects after university surprise you? It shouldn’t, as there are fewer and fewer placements available for students who have graduated in medicine and surgery. In the UK last year, a record-breaking number of graduates were told they could not continue training as junior doctors because there was no space for them. As with pharmacy, because this is a highly specialised degree program, you may struggle to apply your skills to other roles unrelated to medicine or surgery.