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These Are The Most In Demand Uni Degrees In 2020, According To UAC

As most Year 12 students have received their offers, the Universities Admissions Centre has released stats on the most applied for degrees.

Topping the list are degrees focusing on Health, Management and Commerce, while Society and Culture are the most in-demand fields of study.

The most applied for degree is the Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine at UNSW Sydney, having been selected by 1,305 students as a first preference, according to UAC.

Coming in second was the Bachelor of Business at The University of Technology Sydney with 1105 first place preferences.

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Meanwhile the third most popular was the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine joint medical program at University of Newcastle and University of New England with 1072 first preferences.

Bachelor of Arts degrees also proved common selections with the University of Sydney’s Arts and combined Arts/Law program along with Macquarie University’s Arts degrees receiving a total of 1,692 first preferences.

You can see the full list of the top 10 below:

1. Course: B MedStd/DocMed/B Arts

Institution: UNSW Sydney

Number of first prefs: 1305

2. Course: B Business

Institution: University of Technology Sydney

Number of first prefs: 1105

3. Course: B MedSc and DocMed (JMP)

Institution: University of Newcastle/UNE

Number of first prefs: 1072

4. Course: DocMed

Institution: Western Sydney

Number of first prefs: 763

5. Course: B Nursing

Institution: University of Technology Sydney

Number of first prefs: 702

6. Course: B Arts

Institution: University of Sydney

Number of first prefs: 647

7. Course: Double Commerce

Institution: UNSW Sydney

Number of first prefs: 597

8. Course: B Arts/B Law

Institution: University of Sydney

Number of first prefs: 529

9. Course: B Nursing

Institution: University of Newcastle

Number of first prefs: 517

10. Course: B Arts

Institution: Macquarie University

Number of first prefs: 516

Despite a further 6,700 offers being released last week, a study by the Australia Institute's Centre for Future Work found that employment conditions have become much more challenging for graduates and that their rates of full-time work are significantly down over the last decade.

According to the research, those who study medicine or teaching have the best chance of landing a job after graduation. Other jobs in high demand included engineering, nursing, business and management.

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A report has found that employment conditions have become much more challenging for graduates and that their rates of full-time work are significantly down over the last decade.

Meanwhile at the opposite end of the scale, those who study communications and the creative arts have the worst job prospects four months after graduation. Other jobs with low graduate employment included humanities, social sciences, humanities and mathematics.

The report attributes generalist degrees that cover a wide range of disciplines and have no specific focus as not feeding into defined career pathways, making it harder for graduates to find work in the field.

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