Top 10 Postgraduate Subjects for Employability

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 2016–17. All students were enrolled on full-time courses.


1. Education

Postgraduate Employability: 93%

Those doing a postgraduate degree in education usually have one thing in mind – to become a teacher. Whether going into secondary or primary you'll study a highly vocational postgraduate degree spending most of your time in schools actually practicing. Students leave fully prepared for a job as a qualified teacher and most find one.

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