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Top Ten Subjects for Graduate Employability

Choosing a university course can prove a tricky time for the UK's prospective students. There's all sorts of things to consider and with fees at a whopping £9,250 a year at most universities it's even more important to get it right. Naturally careers prospects are cited as a major factor when choosing a course, and we here at The Complete University Guide are once again on hand to lend our expertise in this area. 

Here's a countdown of the top 10 subjects for graduate employability*. Check out 'What do Graduates Do and Earn?' for the full list of subjects and graduate destinations.

*% of graduates in full-time professional (a job that usually requires a degree) level employment 6 months after leaving university. HESA 2016–17.

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7. Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics

Graduate Employability: 91%

The word ophthalmic means pertaining to the eye, and courses which fall under this subject follow suit. Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics courses involve the general scientific study of the eye and associated issues and diseases; Optometry courses look at the principle and techniques for examining, diagnosing and treating conditions of the eye; Orthoptics is similar to Optometry but looks at treatment via therapeutic exercises. Unsurprisingly, the course you do will probably dictate your career path.

Search through undergraduate Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics courses.

See the Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics subject table.