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Top 10 most popular Degree Courses in the UK

Just having an idea of what degree courses to take is incomplete, some research is indeed required and knowing what is in demand will certainly shed some light. As the saying goes – find a need, fill the need; lets look at what degree courses round up the top 10 list according to The Telegraph.



Nursing is a healthcare profession that provides care for individuals (all ages), families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all setting.  Nursing also includes the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.


Potential Career Paths:

Hospital/Office/Nursing Facility/ Home Health/Public Health/Occupational Health Nurses.



To hone a greater understanding of organization, production, marketing, business decision-making and more.


Potential Career Paths:

Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Advertising Manager, Public Relations Manager or mastering any other areas in the world of Business (think Donald Trump).


3.  ART and DESIGN

By enrolling in an Art and Design course, you are learning the techniques and the principles of art and design in order to pursue a career in the creative fields. 


Potential Career Paths:

Art Directors, Fine Art Artists, Multimedia Artists, Graphic Designers and etc.


4. LAW

Law exists to uphold justice; it shapes the society, economics and politics as well as a social mediator of relations between people.


Potential Career Paths:

Other than becoming a lawyer, candidates with a law degree can also consider job opportunities in the Academic or Government fields.



Psychology is the science of the mind and behaviour. To study psychology is to hone greater understanding of human beings. The word “psychology” comes from the Greek word psyche meaning “breath, spirit, soul”.


Potential Career Paths:

Although not many psychology students pursue careers directly related to the subject but one can aspire to be the next Carl Jung. Other potential fields include Civil/Social Services, the Media, Retail Management and Human Resources.



The word medicine is derived from the Latin ars medicina, meaning the art of healing. In short, Medicine is the field of applied science that encompasses a variety of health care practices aiming to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.


Potential Career Paths:

Medical related field or the lucrative pharmaceutical industry or medical journalism.



Computer Science is the study of computer technology, both hardware and software. 


Potential Career Paths:

From robotics to the next Ipad, it is a broad spectrum that involves computer technology.



This study allows student to master the language and to reflect upon, analyze and interpret literature. As a result, students are able to hone good critical thinking skills and strong command in writing.


Potential Career Paths:

Writing, editing, publishing, teaching or research, advertising, public relations, law, finance and more.



A rather unique and meaningful degree that offer the know-how (code of ethics, practice standards, skills, etc) in order to help people in various environments as well as to promote social and economic justice. 


Potential Career Paths:

There are many career opportunities for social workers as they are needed in many places, including private businesses, hospitals, schools, public agencies, police departments, courts, nursing home and many others.



Sport Science is the study of scientific principles and techniques to improve sporting performance. It often incorporates physiology, psychology, motor control, biomechanics, nutrition, diet, performance analysis and more.


Potential Career Paths:

Sports scientist, performance consultant or opportunities in related fields such as nutrition, psychology, management or finance.


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