Qualifications of the UK’s rich and famous

If you’ve ever wondered what qualifications your favourite celebrities have got in their arsenal, then we have got the answer for you.

Below we have compiled a list of 6 top UK celebrities and have not only revealed their academic origins, but have shown how some, but not all have gone on to use their studies within their careers:

Emeli Sande

She may be best known for her songs and lyrics, however, Emeli first chose to get a degree in Neuroscience before accepting a recording contract.

Rowan Atkinson 

Widely recognised for his roles as Mr. Bean, Blackadder, and Johnny English, Rowan Atkinson has got a degree in Electrical Engineering, as well as a Masters in this subject from Oxford University.

Christopher Nolan

While this incredible director may have an English Literature degree under his belt, during his university career he quickly joined their film-making society.

JK. Rowling

Well-loved for her best-selling Harry Potter series, Rowling first studied French and the Classics at the University of Exeter before pursuing a career as a writer.

Sacha Baron Cohen

You might be surprised to read this, but this comedic actor studied History at the University of Cambridge.

Ricky Gervais

Quickly switching from Biology to Philosophy within two weeks of starting his course, Gervais has gone on to use his studies within his comedic pieces.

True, not all of these top celebrities have used their qualifications to propel their careers. What is clear, is that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. So whether you’re considering changing careers or simply want to complete an online course/return to education; with the right motivation, you can change your destiny.

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