Degrees and the jobs they can help you to get

Are you in sixth form or college and wondering what on earth to do next? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! Some of you lucky people probably already know what career path you want to follow because it’s something you’ve been passionate about for years. But it’s common to not be 100% sure on what to study. After all, this is a huge decision. This is why we’ve put together a list of degrees along with career paths you can go into.

All you need to do is envision working at the places below and list pros and cons of each career and this’ll help you work out what course to take.


Accountancy and Finance BA (Hons)

  • Chartered accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Retail banker
  • Stockbroker
  • Tax adviser

Advertising and Marketing BA (Hons)

  • Advertising account executive
  • Market researcher
  • Marketing executive
  • Digital copywriter

Aerospace Systems Engineering BEng (Hons)

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Production manager
  • Technical sales engineer

Analytical Chemistry and Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Forensic fire and explosion investigator
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Chemist, Analytical and Physiochemical testing


Biological and Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

  • Forensic scientist
  • Lecturer / senior lecturer in forensic science
  • Research assistant

Building Services Engineering BEng (Hons)

  • Building services engineer
  • Building surveyor
  • Environmental engineer
  • Management consultant
  • Site engineer

Business Economic BA (Hons)

  • Chartered accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Forensic accountant


Childhood and Youth Studies BA (Hons)

  • Family support worker
  • Learning mentor
  • Social worker
  • Youth worker

Civil Engineering BSc (Hons)

  • Building services engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Quantity surveyor

Computing BCs (Hons)

  • Software application developer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Web developer


Disaster Management and Emergency Planning BSc (Hons)

  • Emergency management coordinator
  • Emergency management planner
  • Management analyst


Economics BA (Hons)

  • Economist
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker

English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

  • Advertising copywriter
  • Content marketer
  • Digital copywriter
  • Editorial assistant
  • Magazine journalist


Fashion BA (Hons)

  • Fashion designer
  • Retail buyer
  • Stylist
  • Visual merchandiser


Graphic Design BA (Hons)

  • Advertising art director
  • Illustrator
  • Print maker
  • Exhibition designer
  • Stylist


History BA (Hons)

  • Heritage manager
  • Museum education officer
  • Academic librarian
  • Editorial assistant


International Relations BA (Hons)

  • Government social research officer
  • Public affairs consultant
  • Political journalist


Journalism BA (Hons)

  • Broadcast journalist
  • Editorial assistant
  • Web content manager
  • Writer
  • Market researcher


Languages for International Business BA (Hons)

  • International accountant
  • International economist
  • Management analyst

Law LLB (Hons)

  • Barrister
  • Detective
  • Patent attorney
  • Solicitor


Manufacturing Engineering Meng/BEng (Hons)

  • Electronics engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Water engineer

Mathematics and Data Analytics MSc/BSc (Hons)

  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Financial manager
  • Financial trader

Music Technology BSc

  • Musician
  • Music therapist
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Radio producer


Nursing Studies BSc (Hons)

  • Adult nurse
  • Children’s nurse
  • Mental health nurse

Nutrition and Health BSc (Hons)

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Food technologist
  • Health promotion specialist


Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

  • Art therapist
  • Sports therapist
  • Special educational teacher


Product Design MDes/BA (Hons)

  • Clothing/textile technologist
  • Exhibition designer
  • Product designer


Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc (Hons)

  • Building surveyor
  • Construction manager
  • Site engineer


Social Work BA (Hons)

  • Family support worker
  • High intensity therapist
  • Social worker

Sociology BA (Hons)

  • Family support worker
  • Youth worker
  • Detective


Theatre and Professional Practice BA (Hons)

  • Actor
  • Dancer
  • Music therapist
  • Theatre director

Courses available

To reach your career goals, get started by browsing a full list of courses available at Coventry University for January and September 2019 intakes. Reach your full potential by studying at a uni that has recently been awarded ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in the latest Times and Sunday Times league table.

If you can’t find a particular course in this blog, and would like advice on what you can do, then feel free to comment below and we’ll get back to you. Also, keep in mind the jobs listed aren’t the only jobs you can get… so if you do have a job in mind that you can’t find in the list above, then all you need to do, is research into what type of degree is required for that specific job. 

Check back Friday

We hope you found this blog useful J, check back on Friday when we’ll be discussing something a little more fun… Halloween and Bonfire events in Cov and the surrounding areas that you can attend!