TARGETcareers’ guides to different degree subjects can help you decide what you’d like to study. Find out what to expect in terms of topics, teaching methods and contact time and explore what career options would be open to you when you graduate.
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There are hundreds of degrees on offer across the UK, so take a moment to read about some common degree choices that you might not have considered.
Biology is a good degree choice for keen scientists, but if you want to pursue a career in this area, for example in healthcare or research, you're likely to need to go on to further study.
Chemistry at degree level is likely to be much more laboratory-based than at A level, and opens up a range of career options, including business as well as science.
Some geography degrees focus on physical geography, some specialise in human geography and others cover both aspects. Geography opens up an equally broad choice of future careers.
Find out about different kinds of medicine degree and the career options open to you afterwards, both in medicine and healthcare and other professions such as law.
If you have a flair for maths you are well placed to succeed in a degree that is well regarded by employers, though if you're less keen, bear in mind that it is essential for relatively few careers.
You could opt to study one or more languages on a modern languages degree, and are likely to spend a year abroad. Find out more about how to choose and your career options as a graduate.
History tends to be well respected by employers as a challenging academic subject, and the analytical skills it develops could lead to a career in an area such as education or law.
If you're keen to explore literature in depth and from different angles, English could be the subject for you. It'll also help you develop a broad range of transferable skills.
A psychology degree enables you to study human behaviour through essays and experiments, and opens up a range of careers as well as the option of becoming a psychologist.
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