Choosing the right university course – Part 3

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 8:45 AM

So far in the series we have looked at choosing a course that interests you and what to look at if you know what you’d like to study at university. Now we look at an alternative way to choose your degree, we look at using your career goals to find the best course for you.

If you have a few subjects that you particularly enjoy and can’t decide on THE ONE, then why not look at it from a new perspective – think about the job that you’d like to do at the end of your three-year course and work backwards to identify the uni course that’s most appropriate with your A-level subjects. The bestCourse4me course finder is full of clear information about careers and the relevant qualifications required, and you can also discover very useful data such as likely graduate earnings and graduate employment. For example, you may be interested to know that (according to HESA) there is currently a higher unemployment rate for recent computer science graduates than for any other subject (15%), whereas you would have thought that in our digital age, computer scientists would have no trouble getting jobs. It’s information like this that allows you to make fully informed decisions. Research is the key.

Tomorrow we’ll give you the inside track on how to make that key decision.

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