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History, French and English students are among the top twenty degrees with the lowest employment rates.
You’ve racked up the debts, drank the trebles, attended the occasional lecture or seminar, but could it all be for nothing?
Statistics released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, show the top twenty degrees that have the lowest employment rate 6 months after graduation – and the results are unexpected.
Surprisingly, traditionally academic subjects such as History, French and English Literature are among the worst degrees for employment.
Coming in at number one for the worst graduate job prospects after graduation is Geography.
Maybe all those colouring book jokes aren’t helping – only 36% of you find a job six months after graduating.
So it’s bad news for many grads. Here’s the rest of the top twenty lowest graduate employment degrees for 2014:
2. Sport science
6. Primary Education
7. Media studies
8. Ancient History
9. Film Studies
11. Events management
13. English language
14. Business management
16. English Lit
17. Sports and business management
19. Religious studies and theology
And overall, a fifth of graduates are unemployed on job seekers six months after you graduate. So maybe it’s time we headed to the careers service rather than Men’s Bar.
Fancy Medicine or Dentistry? Unsurprisingly, these two Science based subjects showed the highest graduate employment rate, closely followed by followed by Veterinary Science and Law.