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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.

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4. Subjects Allied to Medicine

Postgraduate Employability: 81%

Anatomy; Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics; and Medical Technology are just a few of the subjects allied to medicine. It's understandable that postgraduate students of these subjects so readily find employment – society cares deeply about the standard of its healthcare. Another set of courses where you're likely to be expected to have a relevant Bachelor's degree.

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