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Scotland language graduates increase
Wednesday, 03 October 2007
Life after graduation
The number of students graduating from a Scottish university with a degree in languages has increased by more than a third.
According to statistics, produced by the country's government, the class of 2006/07 was the biggest ever with an extra 4,600 students graduating in the summer, the BBC reports.
Almost 75,000 people successfully completed higher education courses with a large proportion, 47 per cent, of them being snapped up by the business and financial firms.
In addition, a further 34 per cent found employment in health, social and community work.
However, just 57 per cent of graduates had successfully found work, with 29 per cent opting to become postgraduates - 14 per cent of university leavers are still looking for jobs.
Meanwhile, research by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) found that UK students spend an average of 26 hours a week studying. German undergraduates spend 35 hours a week studying.