Results are out! Find what you Get quick advice or join the chat

Unlock these great extras with your FREE membership

  • One-on-one advice about results day and Clearing
  • Free access to our personal statement wizard
  • Customise TSR to suit how you want to use it

What can I go on to do after uni with these A Level subject choices?

Announcements Posted on
Had your SQA results? Find your uni forum to get talking to other applicants, existing students and your future course-mates 04-08-2015
Competition: win a karting session for you and seven mates! 24-07-2015
  1. Offline

    I've now chosen my 4 subjects that I want to do at AS Level next year but I'm not sure what I would like to do after uni. I am pretty sure I want to do a History degree but i would be open to doing something like English or Philosophy.
    These are my choices:
    English Lit
    Religious Studies
    French (likely to drop after AS)

    So what do you think my career options would be with these A Levels after I do History (or something else) at uni?
  2. Offline

  3. Offline

    Unless you're completely focused on doing a Medicine/Engineering or other Sciencey/Maths degree, your A level subjects do not matter (assuming that they aren't "blacklisted" subjects). History/English/Philosophy are all BA degrees meaning that they open a lot of avenues (unlike BSc), however, to travel down those avenues requires a lot of commitment. Journalism instantly pops into my mind, but there are other options like: Teaching, Academia, Law, Politics, Foreign Office, Civil Service and many others.

    I wouldn't recommend entering A levels and concerning yourself with how your subjects will determine your later life. The top paid Lawyer in the UK studied Medieval History at undergraduate level. A levels are meant to be a stepping stone for finding a subject that you enjoy - again - unless you are focused on Medicine or Engineering, your A level choices do not matter and what you do after Uni is completely up to you.

    Don't worry about it, just focus on doing well at A-levels so you can set yourself up for a successful career after Uni. One step at a time.
  4. Offline

    Teaching comes to mind, or academia in general. Or perhaps something to do with curating/musuems.


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: June 23, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Uni students: did you know what you wanted to do when you left school/college?
Results and Clearing

SQA results chat

Come talk about your results here

new on tsr

Indian? Join the society here

Take part in the chat and make friends


Think you'll be in clearing or adjustment?

Hear direct from unis that want to talk to you

Get email alerts for university course places that match your subjects and grades. Just let us know what you're studying.

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.