Career type and the degree to lead you there

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Choosing a university is a big step, so it’s important to find out as much as you can before you make your decision. And while it is completely fine to not know what you want to do after university, if you do have some idea and aren’t sure which degree to go for, the table below can help you to work out which degree will help you on to that career path. Further study may be required for some of these occupations after graduation. Of course, these are not the only jobs you can do, but this is a good place to start.

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Career Degree type Recommended Universities (Nigeria)
Accounting Banking and Finance, Public Administration, Accounting
Acting Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre and Film Studies
Advertising Business Management, Public Relations and Advertising, Mass Communication
Anthropologist Archaeology, Sociology, Linguistics, Anthropologist University of Ibadan
Hotel Hospitality and Hotel Management, Hotel and Tourism Management
Archaeologist Archaeology, History, Geography, Sociology, Classics
Barrister Law, Civil Law, Political Science / International Law and Diplomacy
Broadcast journalist Mass Communication, Political Science, Economics
Surveyor Estate Management, Geography and Geosciences, Geography And Environmental Management, Geography and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering
Dentist Dentistry
Dietician Nutrition and Dietetics, Agriculture, Biochemistry
Digital marketing Public Relations and Advertising, Media studies, Marketing
Doctor Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry
Ecologist Biology, Botany, Ecology and Environmental Studies, Geography, Marine Biology, Zoology
Economist Economics, Mathematics, Home Economics, Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
Engineer Engineering (all forms), Mathematics, Physics
Estate agent Estate Management, Quantity Surveying, Land Surveying, Urban and Regional Planning
Events Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management, Marketing
Surveyor Estate Management, Geography and Geosciences, Geography And Environmental Management, Geography and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering
Dentist Dentistry
Dietician Nutrition and Dietetics, Agriculture, Biochemistry
Digital marketing Public Relations and Advertising, Media studies, Marketing

Facilities manager Building
Farm manager Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Business Administration, Fisheries
Fashion designer Fashion Design and Clothing Technology, Art and Design, Vocational Education
Forensic scientist Forensic Science, Biological Sciences, Archaeology, Psychology, Study Criminology and Securities Studies
Game developer Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Software Engineering
Graphic designer Film and Video Studies, Fine Art / Fine and Applied Arts
Health and safety Health And Safety Education, Human Kinetics and Health Education, Health Information Management, Public Health Technology
Human resources Business Management, Human Resources, Psychology, Sociology, International Relations and Human Resources Management
Insurance Insurance, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Economics
Interpreter Linguistics, Modern Languages, French, Chinese, German, English
IT Business Management, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering
Marketing Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising, Business Management, Media and Communications, IT
Nurse/midwife Nursing, Midwifery
Office manager Business Administration, Business Management, Computer Science, Human Resource Management
Optician Optometry
Pharmacist Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science
Public relations English, Business Management, Marketing, Politics, Public Relations and Advertising
Publishing Media and Communication Studies, Information Science and Media Studies, Modern Languages
Facilities manager Building
Farm manager Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Business Administration, Fisheries
Fashion designer Fashion Design and Clothing Technology, Art and Design, Vocational Education
Forensic scientist Forensic Science, Biological Sciences, Archaeology, Psychology, Study Criminology and Securities Studies
Sales Marketing, Business Management, Public Administration, Public Relations and Advertising
Social work Social work, Civil Law, Politics
Sports Science, Health Science, Physiotherapy, Physical and Health Education
Statistician Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Accounting
Teacher Education
Tourism Management, Marketing, Business Management,
Vet Veterinary science, Biology, Zoology, Environmental Biology

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