Student Studying a degree in Astronomy could see you work around the world, and even eventually in space

Why would anyone study Astronomy? I think the great, late Carl Sagan said it perfectly, "We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." It is in this that I cannot remember a time that I looked up at the night sky and was not taken aback by the sheer wonder of the cosmos.

Biggest ever law scholarship programme launched by KCL

King’s College London today unveiled Europe’s biggest ever law scholarship programme, offering up to 80 awards worth over £2m. The scheme will include up to five £90,000 scholarships over three years for Law PHD students, a record individual amount ever offered for legal research.

What's it like to study... Journalism

Journalism's a hard slog, but worthwhile if you're passionate enough, says Sophie Warnes. She graduated with a BA in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University in 2011

Studying Japanese gives you an insight into Japanese culture and international relations. This photo shows plaques depicting prayers and wishes in a shrine in Japan

What's it like to study... Japanese

Rebecca Smith is about to embark on her final year of Japanese at the University of Leeds - and it's much more than just a language course

How games have grown up to be a serious career aspiration

Previously only populated by the hobbyists, computer scientists and self-taught, the game design industry hasn’t historically offered many routes into its midst. Often, perhaps unfairly, viewed as the dream career for any teenage (or not-so-teenage) boy, the game industry is actually now forging its path to become the country’s most valuable purchased entertainment market. Combined annual software and hardware sales have topped the £4bn mark – more than DVD and music sales combined and a shocking four times more than cinema box office takings.

Edmund Burke and chemistry lab equipment

What's it like to study... Chemistry

Kingston University Master of Chemistry graduate Edmund Burke shares his experiences of studying for his degree and explains why his passion for the subject has led on to a PhD

Working on film is hard work - the hours are long, and editing can be a lonely and thankless task... But the magic of the end result makes it all worthwhile

What's it like to study... Film

Nick Rowland studied a BA in Film Production at The Arts University College at Bournemouth (AUCB)

Cardplayers by Paul Cezanne, part of the Courtauld collection

Have you considered History of Art?

History of Art is considered something of a niche degree choice in Britain. While no-one would deny that art is a fascinating subject with a longer and more diverse history than, say, English literature, History of Art exists on the margins at most universities, the preserve of a few dedicated students.

A fine art degree will give you the chance try all of the disciplines and find out what's best for you. Saoirse found she was good at digital media

What's it like to study... Fine art

Saoirse Crean studied Fine Art at Lancaster University, and now works in art marketing

What's it like to study... History

History doesn't have the greatest reputation for employability, but that shouldn't put you off, according to Edinburgh undergraduate Jon Vrushi

Becky helps conserve another sloth

What's it like to study... Zoology

Becky Cliffe made the decision to study Zoology after going to a University of Manchester open day. She is now working on her PhD working with sloths

What's it like to study... Medicine

Fred Clough has a first in medical sciences from Oxford and clinical medicine from UCL

What's it like to study... Fashion

Fashion - glamorous and easy? No way! Pandora Howard-Griffin studied BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development at the London College of Fashion

Physiotherapy involves massage and sports injuries but is also a hard degree

What's it like to study... Physiotherapy

Kirsty Wright graduated from a Physiotherapy course at the University of Liverpool in 2012

Events management could see you setting up weddings...

What's it like to study... Events Management

Events Management is about much more than organising parties, says Ruth Stone, who studied at Manchester Metropolitan University

Could you conceive of and design memorable and functional buildings? Architecture may be for you

What's it like to study... Architecture

Liam Houghton studied BA Architecture at the University of Westminster and was awarded First Class Honours. He writes that his experience was challenging but extremely useful

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