How much does your degree actually cost and who gets the best deal?
Money saving website Voucherbox.co.uk has conducted new research into how much your degree actually costs based on how many hours spent in the seminar room. With the first term of this year of your degree nearly over, the website has looked at what will give you the best value for money and which gives the least bang for your buck?
The research has revealed that those who study an arts degree (History, English Literature, Theatre etc.) are paying over 3 times as much per hour as a student specializing in a Science subject.
A biology student will have on average of 22 contact hours per week while a history student will have on average of 8 hours per week. As a result, a history or literature student will pay £38.50 per hour while a biology student will pay £18.10 per hour – that’s a significant amount of pints.
A degree in nursing requires 26 contact hours per week, which means that a nursing student in the UK will pay £8.63 per hour while a language student will be paying on average £27.50 per hour.
With university fees tripling in 2012 and being increased by £250 this year, students will now be left with around £27,750 of debt after their degree.
These findings show that although the arts are often the most appealing subject to students, a degree in science will actually be of much better value. A history student should think twice about skipping that Monday morning seminar – it could cost you close to £50.