Top 10 Postgraduate Subjects for Employability

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Improving career prospects is one reason for considering postgraduate study. Here we list the top 10 postgraduate subject areas for employability*.

See What do Postgraduates Do? for the full list of subject areas and scores.

*% of postgraduates in full-time professional employment 6 months after leaving uni. HESA 2014–15. All students were enrolled on full-time courses.


10. Social Studies

Postgraduate Employability: 71%

Social studies encompasses the full suite of social science subjects including Economics, Politics, Social Work, and Anthropology. Social sciences are concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society. Postgraduate subjects in this area are often open to degree holders from a range of backgrounds. 

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