Traditional subjects, particularly Science and Mathematics, are viewed as highly ‘respectable’ subjects to study at degree level as they are more likely to lead into employment after graduation. Particularly when one of the most important factors when deciding what subject to study at degree level is employability.
However, subjects like History are still considered among students to be a worthwhile degree to study, despite the subject not leading to a specific obvious career path after graduation. Students are also aware that there are many paths after graduation, such as teaching, the civil service, law, politics, media and journalism.
Tom Walmsley, TSR user, says:
“One of my best friends has applied for History, and apparently many CEOs and high ranking people in large firms have History degrees. I guess it shows good analytical skills and the ability to write eloquently and learn, that’s probably why History and English degrees are looked highly upon by interviewers for ‘graduate jobs’.”
Other subjects that students view as ‘worthwhile’ to study as a degree, even though they may not lead to a specific career, are:
- Modern Languages
Even though these subjects may not lead to a specific career, many students will still consider these subjects as there are many skills that can be developed that will be vital for employment.