As the technological age dawns upon us and technophobes are evolving out like the appendix, it is extremely surprising to know that computer science degrees are the most likely to leave their students unemployed.
I mean they started teaching school kids coding because it was going to be the Esperanto that people actually used.
According to new research by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 9.4 per cent of Computer Science graduates are not in further study or a job, closely followed by Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology and Physics at 7.3 per cent.
Here’s the main table, but you can view the full study on the HESA website…
Considering that Medicine and Veterinary sciences are career-facing degrees, it’s unsurprising that they have they lowest levels of unemployment.
The Humanities like sociology are given lot of stick for not being ‘proper’ degrees, but they actually have a pretty high level of their students carrying on to further education and jobs.
Languages and the creative arts have 6.1 and 7 per cent unemployment, while only 1.6 per cent of those who study education (not sure what that one is) are unemployed.
It’s great to know that my sociology degree has put me in better stead than a maths or engineering.