Recent research reveals that arts students, studying degrees such as Classics, English Literature, and History are paying over three times as much per hour as a student specialising in a Science subject.
The research based their findings on how much the degree costs based on how many hours you spend in the seminar room.
Voucherbox has shown that a biology student will on average have 22 contact hours a week while a history student will on average have 8 hours. Consequently, a history student will pay £38.0 per hour while a biology student will pay £18.10 per hour.
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.
Overall, students on average are paying £350 a week for their course.
This research shows that Science degrees are financially better value than Arts degrees, with one missed history lecture potentially costing up to £50.
2012 saw university fees triple and they are set to rise by £250 this year, leaving students with a hefty debt of around £27, 750 after they graduate, potentially rendering this type of research extremely relevant for prospective students as well as current.
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