Human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has expressed her joy and gratitude after finishing her final exams at Oxford University.

The 22-year-old, who survived a shot to her head by the Taliban, studied politics, philosophy, and economics.

She tweeted; ‘I don’t know what is ahead. For now it will be Netflix, reading and sleeping.’

Ms Yousafzai, who was born in Mingora, in Pakistan, was attacked for saying girls should be allowed to stay in education.

She was shot in the head, neck and shoulders while travelling home from school after writing an anonymous diary about life under the extremists.

After recovering from her near-fatal injuries, she and her family relocated to Birmingham in the UK.

In 2014, she became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize, at the age of 17. Three years later she accepted a place to study at Lady Margret Hall at Oxford.

Malala tweeted two pictures as she announced the news that completed her degree. In one, she is celebrating with her family in front of a graduation cake. The other picture was taken after a “trashing” , a tradition that is carried out at the University where students are covered with food and confetti after competing their exams.