Making the decision to start a university course can be extremely beneficial for many people, however, knowing which subject would be most suitable isn’t always easy, and so you could probably do with some advice, right? Well then, you’ll be glad to know that all the courses mentioned in this article have to potential to lead to high paid jobs in enjoyable careers, which is why so many students opted for them over the last year. With 2014 just over the horizon (now only a month away) it’s time to start thinking about which opportunities you want to utilise before it’s too late.
Media studies is always a popular choice, but I’ll refrain from discussing that because the sheer amount of people attempting to gain qualifications in this industry and the lack of relevant available jobs at the moment makes this a rather dangerous move. We’d all love to get on the television presenting some interesting primetime program, but only a handful of people manage to achieve this, leaving many other graduates with no option but to seek work in unrelated industries – and if you’re going to do that, what’s the point?
Our country currently needs qualified individuals with degrees in a huge range of subjects, and so you’d do much better by selecting something that’s both rewarding, and most importantly, in demand. Anyway, it’s now time to get straight to the point, so here are the most popular university courses of 2013. I hope you get some inspiration whilst reading about them, and you’re left with a better understanding of the type of thing you should pursue as we move into next year.
1 – Mathematics & Physics
You don’t have to be a whiz with numbers for this, but it will certainly help. Mathematics has been around for thousands of years, and although the subject being taught in our universities today bears little resemblance to the discipline studied by Pythagoras or Oenopides in ancient Greece, the same basic underlying principles still apply. Obtaining a degree in mathematics won’t be easy, but literally thousands of students across the entire country have taken it up in 2013, and early indications show that most of them are doing pretty well.
So, if you have ambitions of becoming the next John Nash (see game theory) then starting to research the opportunities that could be made available through joining a modern mathematics degree course should be your first move. Most people are under the impression this subject would only lead to teaching jobs, but this really isn’t the case. Qualified numerical boffins are required in hundreds of different professions, covering everything from web design to the space program so the future could be extremely interesting and fruitful for anyone with the will to see it through until the bitter end.
It might be worth mentioning that people who understand numbers incredibly well are also usually very good a physics, which means you should probably spend some time considering if that subject would suit you. Top physics graduates tend to do a little better than mathematicians on the earnings scale, and although the work they complete is slightly more complicated, again, the basic underlying principles are pretty similar. Read the rest of this entry