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    I'm guessing from all the talk in careers that the most valued degrees at the moment are the sciency/engineering degrees but lets say in the future, which degrees will be most sought after?
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    I think sciency degrees will always be valued, particularly as the world becomes more technologically complex. But proper sciences though. Things like Medicine and Law will also always be highly valued. There are some subjects that are low value anyway, regardless of if it is today or tomorrow, even if they have a lot of students doing them. Ask yourself if a subject provides any practical value, or is just an excuse to bum around for 3 years.
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    The individual and what they have achieved/ gained from their degree decides how useful the piece of paper is. A particular institution may enable you to pursue more opportunities but it won't hand them on a plate. The majority of jobs... and good jobs, do not require, request nor care about the subject you have taken, but instead will look at your transferable skills, ambitions, how proactive you have been etc.

    Obviously if you want to do something specific then this changes. Hard to be an engineer with a degree in american studies.
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    Oxbridge PPE will always be a massive one
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    Engineering. Medicine. All vocational courses.
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    Maths
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    I think qualifications in computer science will become more sort after too, since society is always looking to drive technology forward.
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    Agree with those above but one type that's missing is the business and management degrees. I'm not just talking about MBAs but also bachelors degrees in business, management and marketing. Employers love these especially when picking candidates for future management positions.
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    I'd like to think that Finance/Accountancy degrees will alaways be sought after, along with Sciences, Law and Technology related stuff
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    Constant
    - Medicine will always be sought after.
    - I would imagine the three sciences and maths will always be core, though they might form more specialised branches as we come to know more stuff.
    - Hopefully things like history and English Lit will remain core.

    Increase
    - We might start to see an increase in computer science related degrees, as this is a relatively new field, and becoming ever more important.
    - Certain 'less traditional' subjects might start to prove themselves and get into the mainstream 'respected' subjects category. What these will be I have no idea.

    Decrease
    - Ones that might die out are the old traditional ones like classics and theology, because they are built on a slightly different world view (I don't, of course, mean we will stop studying classical history, just that it might become more of a specialism within history now that we don't have this victorian vision of a world descended from some ancient superior civilisation).


    Interestingly, maths used to be seen as a 'less respected' subject that was more befitting tradesmen than university students. In fact, it was usually just done as a hobby, and I don't think universities really offered it until a few hundred years ago. Also, what happened to 'rhetoric'?
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    (Original post by Nitebot)
    Agree with those above but one type that's missing is the business and management degrees. I'm not just talking about MBAs but also bachelors degrees in business, management and marketing. Employers love these especially when picking candidates for future management positions.
    Business imo is not a valuable degree. Its just an watered down version of economics. There are so many business grads these days and theyre not sought after. Management however is a better degree.
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    All STEM degrees.
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    Physics. There is currently a drive in the UK to get more people to study Physics, particularly women as there aren't many female Physics graduates.
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    Pokemon Husbandry :holmes:

    if my genetic experiments are successful
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    I'd back biotech / genetics to be a big growth area.
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    Demanded Degrees: Law, Medicine, Engineering, Computing, Management, Economics, Accounting.

    Any pure science degree ie Chemistry,Biology,Physics will be in demand.
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    Finance/MGMT/Law/STEM

    Just like today
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    As stated - Finance, Law and STEM. As whatever happens with society, society will always need people with these degrees.

    Surprisingly not stated - teaching. I'm not sure if they're still offering this, but a few years back they were offering to wipe off your uni debts if you finished a science degree, did a teaching qualification and then taught for 3/4 years. Again, think about what we'll always need.
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    Geology. As resources are used on earth the need to locate more supplies will increase. In similar vein Oceanic geology/ engineering I think could increase in significance.

    Agriculture/ crop intensity/ Biological sciences within this field- The world's population will drive demand in this area.

    Hydrologists: Water could end up being the next oil, wars could be fought over it, managing water could well be a growth area.

    I hope accountants and lawyers reduce in significance rather than increase, I am an accountant but at times life is dominated by financial structures and it would be pleasant if those who create tangibles were more recognised over those who are creative (accountants)
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    There's a huge amount of demand expected for Staticians (so basically Mathematics with Stats postgrad) for all the data works that is and going to take place with the booming tech industry.

    A lot of recruiters are saying that Stats will be for the next decade what computer science was for the dot com boom.
 
 
 
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