As hundreds of thousands of A level students confirmed their places at universities last week, and after much debate about the value of certain university subjects, the latest figures show that young people still have faith in the graduate career prospects that come with humanities degrees.

It has been recorded that increasing numbers of students are studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at both A level and university.

Evidence of this is shown by the increase of STEM applications to university, which was up 4.4% on last year.

However, there is a greater positive increase for arts and humanities students, with 54% of all accepted university placements being in these areas. Applications were up by 14% in linguistics, 7% in drama and 7% in politics.

These figures follow a recent survey demonstrating the variety of graduate job opportunities open to humanities graduates, as recently reported by the Oxford survey.

Want to know what you can do with your degree? Our article outlines some of the popular graduate careers that can be pursued with particular degree subjects.

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