5 Most Employable Degrees in the UK

5 Most Employable Degrees in the UK

Careers Blog

The UK has some of the best universities in the world and with the job market in a state of flux it’s worth considering which university and, more importantly, which degree will increase your job prospects after you graduate.

To help with this, we have compiled a list of the 5 most employable degrees in the UK.


A business degree can be a great choice for students interested in pursuing a career in the corporate world. Not only does it offer a diverse range of opportunities, but it also equips students with transferable skills that are highly sought-after by all employers. Plus, 85% of graduates with a business degree can expect to find a job within six months of graduating!

Check out our Higher Education Business courses here.

Education and Training

If you have a passion for teaching and helping others learn, pursuing a degree in education and training could be the perfect career path for you. Not only is it a fulfilling and rewarding profession, it also offers numerous advantages for those who graduate with a degree — opening up access to careers such as a primary or secondary school teacher, community education officer, learning mentor or family support worker.

With an employment rate of 92% this pathway is full of flexible job opportunities, providing room for personal and professional growth.

Explore our Education courses here.

Biomedical Science

A degree in biomedical science can be a great choice for students who are interested in health as well as medicine. With a curriculum that covers all aspects of biology, chemistry, and medicine, students can expect to gain a deep understanding of the human body, the processes that keep it functioning and how it is affected by disease.

There are currently more than 40,000 posts available in England alone for those with a Biomedical Science degree and with the growing demand for NHS employees, there are likely to be many more opportunities in the future.

Take a look at our Biomedical Science courses here.


Engineering is a field that offers numerous opportunities to learn, grow with new technology, and make a positive impact on the world. Students who choose to pursue an

Engineering degree gain an extensive range of skills and knowledge that can be applied to various industries and disciplines.

Engineers are currently in high demand, and this demand is anticipated to grow in the future. This means that students who study engineering will almost certainly have good job prospects and job security after graduating. It is estimated that 200,000 skilled engineers will be needed between now and 2024. Engineering is undoubtedly an employable degree!

Study Engineering with New City College.

Accounting and Finance

Like the courses above, Accounting and Finance professionals are also in high demand, and this trend is likely to continue as businesses and organisations seek to manage their finances more effectively and efficiently with online systems and advances in technology. As an accounting and finance graduate, you will have developed a range of skills that are highly valued by employers, such as data analysis, financial budgeting and strategic planning.

These skills are transferable across many different industries giving you a wide range of options when it comes to your career path!

Learn more about our Accounting and Finance courses here.

Choosing a degree course can be daunting as the decision could have long-term implications on your future career prospects. By selecting a course which has high employability rates, you will have more confidence when it comes to job security and progression opportunities.

Browse our Higher Education courses here.