Humanities Graduates Play Big Role in British Economy, Study Finds

As academics on both sides of the Atlantic fret over the fate of the humanities, a new report suggests that those who earned degrees in philosophy, literature, and related areas play a significant role in the British economy.

University of Oxford graduates who majored in humanities subjects found jobs in professions, like finance, that drove national growth from the 1970s through the 1980s, according to the report, published on Thursday.

The findings in the report,