Will degree subject impact on career prospects?
Two thirds of graduate jobs are available to anyone with a good degree, regardless of the degree subject. A good degree will improve your young person’s overall career prospects. There are, of course, certain professions that require a particular degree e.g. Medicine, Architecture, Engineering etc.
There is also often more than one way into a career – for example you do not have to do a degree in Accounting to become an accountant, and the same is true for solicitors and Law, teachers and Teaching, journalists and Journalism.
Ultimately it is your child’s choice. They are more likely to enjoy their studies and get a good mark if they study a subject that interests them. They are more likely to drop out or become disengaged with their studies if they do not like the subject they are studying.
Careers advice and guidance
The University has an award winning Careers Service, which is available to every University of Manchester student. It can help with finding work experience, applying for jobs and funding internships.