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UK social science graduates have favourable employment prospects, with good earning potential throughout the course of their careers.

Employment Rates

When we look at the big picture – at the social sciences, the other sciences, and the arts and humanities7 – the employment rates of graduates from UK universities do not differ significantly from one another a year after graduation (see Figure 1).

According to 2015/16 data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), 66% of full-time, first-degree students in the social sciences were employed in the UK or abroad one year after they graduated, in comparison to 70% in the sciences and 66% in the arts & humanities. This means that at least two-thirds of each group were in full-time employment. If we ...

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