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Social science graduates 'have best job prospects'


Students with an eye on their job prospects should take social science degrees, research suggests.

Social science graduates are more likely to be in paid employment than arts or science graduates, according to analysis of official data. They are also more likely to be in managerial or senior roles, says a Campaign for Social Science study. The authors analysed data on graduate destinations from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Career paths:

Some 84.2% of social science graduates were employed three years after graduating, compared with 79% of arts and humanities graduates and 78% of graduates with science degrees, the figures suggest. The HESA figures, published in August, revealed the career paths of more than 62,000 recent graduates, three and a half years after they left university in 2009.