Where could your degree subject take you?

Explore our subject specific pages to get insight, ideas and inspiration about future possible roles and sectors related to your degree subject

Understanding where your degree subject could take you is an important first step in your career planning.

Due to the transferable nature of the skills you gain from your studies, you may discover that there is a much wider range of options open to you than you may first appreciate. Large numbers of professional-level vacancies (currently around 70%) are open to graduates of any degree discipline. Check out the links below for a breakdown by subject into potential employers, sector insights, sector networks and professional bodies and ways you can enhance your time at University to prepare for your career. We have also provided relevant links to explore wider sectors and roles which you may not have considered.

You can also book an advice or guidance appointment to help you navigate your options.

Architecture and built environment

Art

Our careers team have put together the following information:

What can you do with your media degree?

What can you do with your photography degree?

What can you do with your illustration degree?

What can you do with your fine art degree?


Biological sciences

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Animal science and management

Biology

Zoology 

Business, management, marketing, finance, and maritime and logistics

Our careers team have put together the following information:

What can you do with your business degree? 

What can you do with your human resources management degree?


You may also be interested in the following advice available on www.prospects.ac.uk


Economics    

Chemistry

Our careers team have put together the following information:

What can I do with my chemistry degree?

Computing

Design

Our careers team have put together the following information: 

What can I do with my design degree?

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Graphic design 

Earth, geography and environment

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Environmental science

Geography

Geology 

Education and teaching

Our careers team have put together the following information:

What can you do with your BEd primary degree?

What can you do with youearly childhood studies degree?

What can you do with your education degree?


You may also be interested in the following advice available on www.prospects.ac.uk

Prospects: Education 

Hospitality, tourism and events management

Our careers team have put together the following information: 

What can you do with your events management degree?

What can you do with youtourism and hospitality management degree?

Humanities

Our careers team have put together the following information:

What can you do with your history degree?


You may also be interested in the following advice available on www.prospects.ac.uk

Anthropology

Creative writing 

English 

History of art

Law, criminology and policing

Our careers team have put together the following information:

What can you do with youlaw degree?


You may also be interested in the following advice available on www.prospects.ac.uk

Criminology 

Marine

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Biology

Civil Engineering

Environmental science 

Mathematical sciences

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Mathematics

Statistics 

Medicine, dentistry and biomedical sciences

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Biomedical sciences

Dentistry

Medical sciences

Medicine

Music

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Music

Performing arts

Nursing, midwifery and allied health professions

Our careers team have put together the following information:


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Food science

Nursing

Occupational therapy

Physiotherapy 

Performing arts

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Drama

Performing arts 



Psychology

Our careers team have put together the following information:

What can you do with your psychology degree?

Sociology, international relations and politics

Our careers team have put together the following information:

What can you do with your sociology degree?

What can you do with your international relations degree?