Posted on 14th March 2022

What to study at university in the UK?

If you’re reading this blog, it’s highly likely that you’ve seen our other blogs on studying in the UK. If not, then here’s a list of some useful articles that you should check out:

  1. Why study in the UK
  2. Best universities in the UK, top 50, 2022 ranking
  3. How to apply to a university in the UK, a step by step guide

If you’ve made your mind up and you’re set on studying in the UK (yay, go you!) but you’re unsure on what to study, then this is the blog for you. Here we’ll shine more light on courses which are popular amongst international students.

Business and Management

This degree focuses on all aspects when it comes to running a business. You will learn about planning, running a business and everything operations. By the end of your course, you would have mastered all areas of business and management, including:

–       Finance

–       Marketing

–       Administration

–       Human resources

One of the most exciting parts of this degree is its placement option. This gives students the opportunity to gain experience with globally recognised companies!

Accounting and Finance

Have an interest in economics, mathematics, political science, sociology and psychology? A degree in accounting and finance will provide you with all the knowledge you need to graduate and pursue a career in the field.


Studying law in the UK presents an endless amount of opportunity! Students have the option to study abroad, do placements in law firms and combine their degree with another subject. For these reasons, law is a very popular degree amongst international students.


Economics is popular amongst students who want to like problem-solving, data analysis, writing, presenting skills and the economic climate around the world and how this impacts day to day life. Check out how universities rank in the UK for economics.

Art and Design

Don’t worry if the subjects mentioned above aren’t for you, art and design are also in the top 10 subjects studied by international students. As you know art and design calls for all the creativity you have! The UK is a popular destination for students who want to pursue their careers not only as artists but also as fashion designers, animators and filmmakers. There are many benefits of studying in the UK, but the facilities offered to students wanting to pursue their career in design are endless!

Computer Science

If you’re someone who’s interested in business, but you want to develop your skills in areas such as:

–       IT

–       Game development

–       Software engineering

–       Design

–       Security

then computer science is the degree for you! In 2021 The Chartered Institute for IT said that a degree in computer science degree was more popular than ever! Read what else they had to say here.

Mechanical Engineering

This degree will teach you about the principle of physics, materials science, manufacturing, design and the maintenance of mechanical systems. Studying mechanical engineering means you’ll be a part of the future of technology with the opportunity to work worldwide.


Studying politics will give you the skills to work in sectors such as:

  • Public relations
  • Human resources
  • Finance
  • Aid work

Electrical Engineering

Study electronics. This degree will put you at the forefront of industries like transport, healthcare, construction and robotics.

Biological Sciences

Have an interest in living organisms and want to study them? Biological Sciences is the perfect degree for you! During this course, you will develop an understanding of the lifecycle of living organisms, adaptations and the environment. Once you’ve completed your degree the world of research, teaching, sales and fieldwork will be open to you!

Don’t worry if the subject you want to study isn’t in the top 50 most popular courses studied by international students. What you want to pursue your career in depends on the things that interest you!