Which subject area gives you the best chance of finding a job?

March 20, 1998

Specified first destination of undergraduate students by subject, 1995/96

Area of study % unemployed

Medicine & Dentistry 0.2%

Veterinary Science 1.1%

Law 3.8%

Subjects Allied to Medicine 3.8%

Education 5.6%

Engineering and Technology 6.7%

Computer Science 6.9%

Business and Administrative Studies 6.9%

Architecture, Building and Planning 7.1%

Mathematical Sciences 7.1%

Agriculture & Related Subjects 7.2%

Languages 7.2%

Humanities 8.2%

Biological Sciences 8.4%

Physical Sciences 8.4%

Social, Economic and Political Studies 8.4%

Combined 9.0%

Librarianship and Information Science 10.8%

Creative Arts & Design 11.2%

Average 7.3%

The table, compiled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, is based on: 256,900 respondents out of a potential 310,970, a response rate of 82.7 per cent. The 17.3 per cent who were non-respondents were likely to be selfselected, which introduces an element of bias.

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