"Study something you enjoy", said the career adviser.
"University is much more than a degree," said the teacher.
What do you expect from a generation of professionals who didn't have to pay a penny in tuition fees? We can only imagine the shift in UCAS applications if students were given the research results data site Emolument.com before filling out their forms.
The money-minded study has sifted through Emolument.com's members to compile a list of degrees with the highest financial return within five years of graduating.
The results found that students looking for a quick, fat pay check should be looking towards an economic degree, with graduates earning as much as £45,000 within five years of graduating. No surprises in second, with law graduates handing over their social lives in return for an average figure of £42,000.
Things only change subtly after a 15-year-long career, with economics students pulling in around £125k. Which is a ridiculous amount of money.
Sure, enjoying a subject can be crucial if you're looking to win on the ol' happiness front - but nonetheless you might have preferred slogging through three years of numbers instead if you'd known your fine arts degree was going to give you a lower salary than the majority of jobs that don't even require a degree qualification...
Here's the top 14 courses that'll make you into a trillionaire. Unless you're feeling lucky and fancy just dropping out all together and forming the next Microsoft on your own terms...
1. Economics - £45,000
2. Law - £42,000
3. Maths/Statistics - £39,000
4. Chemistry/Natural Sciences - £38,000
5. Accounting/Business/Finance - £37,000
6. Engineering - £37,000
7. Computer Sciences - £37,000
8. Physics/Life Sciences/Healthcare - £36,000
9. Management/Strategy - £36,000
10. History/Geography/Politics - £34,000
11. Modern Languages - £32,000
12. Philosophy - £32,000
13. English Literature - £31,000
14. Fine Arts/Design - £25,000
[Via: The Telegraph]