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@the guy who mentioned performance analysis, few unis have postgrad degrees in it, middlesex offer sport and exercise with specialisation in Performance Analyst and they have a strong Sport science and Rehab secti
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(Original post by mariocasas)
Like Sports Science or Exercise and Fitness Management, those kind of degrees? I know someone studying their Master's degree and it just made me wonder what kind of jobs you can get, do people consider them Mickey Mouse degrees?
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Me personally: Any traditionally non-academic subject like sports, catering, photography are mickey mouse degrees. People with these desires would be better in apprenticeships.

To an extent, KingOfGood makes sense, in that people looking to enter in to these careers would maybe be better suited doing vocational qualifications...

That said, no, they are not Mickey Mouse degrees. They involve a lot of work and the theory side of some of these courses can be really demanding (not to mention crossover, as llamasareright has pointed out).

Not to mention that what's valuable to one person, isn't to another. People who get snobby about what degree they are doing over what somebody else is doing annoy the life out of me.
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Avoiding the label 'mickey mouse', I would say it is not the name but the content and difficulty that count.

A maths degree with low content and difficulty would be less reputable than a sports science degree with a high biology content and access to cutting edge research. Likewise a sports degree that is easy would be less reputable again. It's possible the majority of maths degrees are harder than the majority of sports degrees, but that has little bearing on the individual courses.

The problem is that degrees vary so much and it's so hard to gauge the level of someone else's degree that people generalise of degree name and university name.
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I'd like you to tell all those sports nutritionist, sports physios, sports psychologist etc that their degree is crap and pointless.

You don't just see there and watch sports on TV.
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(Original post by llamasareright)
Dude, you can't do a degree in Sport. That's like saying you're doing a degree in Science; it doesn't exist. Comprende? I'm assuming you haven't actually, you know, looked at the facts before simply stating your opinion (you're going to make a great lawyer!) but FYI, because it's a new profession, job prospects in the field are freakin' awesome right now. And that's coming from practicing clinicians. And you know the other thing? I don't care if it's hard getting a job. I'm willing to make that sacrifice so that I can do what I love. I'm going into a job that saves lives every single day. I'm going into a job so that I can make the world a slightly better place. You seem dead set on law, and if that's your thing then that's awesome, but I hope you believe in what you're doing as much as I do.

You also seem to be ignoring the part where it's a Bachelor of Science (with Honours at my university, because I am also at a top university). Do you see? Because we study actual science, like how the body metabolises different sources of chemical energy into kinetic energy, and why some molecules react in a certain way when the body is undergoing exercise, and how the blood and lymphatic systems work - not football. It's a wonder you can even see where you're going with your head so far up your arse.

You also seem to be labouring under the delusion that I give a flying **** what you think you know about my degree. I'd get it if you actually understood what you were talking about, but you don't. Are you going to be employing me one day? No. Then it doesn't matter what you think about my degree. Will I treat you one day? Unlikely, but maybe. I hope not, because that would mean that there was something wrong, and that's no fun at all. And I won't care what you studied and where, or even if you went to school at all, because that's not what I'm being trained to do.
Think this one sentence alone proves you care what I think. Or else you wouldn't be trying so desperately to prove to me that your degree is a proper one. Every degree has to be called BA or BSc, do you think that means media studies is art just because it's called a BA? Rubbish point. as I said, my ex boyfriend did Sport Development and Coaching Sciences at Bournemouth and most of his work I already KNEW just from going to the gym and eating healthily. The content of the work might be science but the way the degree is assessed is piss easy compared to other things. OP asked for opinions and I gave her mine, end of story.

Also - where have I said I'm dead set on law? Nowhere. I said I studied it. Not that I want to practice it or that I intend to. Interesting fabrication of fact there, for someone attempting to say I'd be a poor lawyer...
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Quick question: if you're not dead set on law, then why in the hell did you spend thousands and thousands of pounds and years of your life studying something that you're not dead set on doing? Man, that makes me sad. Everyone needs a passion.

I'm literally watching the negativity pouring from your words. It's okay. One day you'll stop being twelve years old and thinking that you're better than everyone else, and maybe then you'll be a bit happier, and you'll stop trying to piss on someone else's parade because it looks like more fun than yours.
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How is Sport a mickey mouse degree you fuking retard? Sport Science, Sport amd Exercise Science and Sport Medicine is CERTAINLY not a MM degree. Art, photo, gaming, philosophy, managment, english and fashion are MM degree, sport isnt. Dumn people are dumb

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Did you just call Philosophy and English a mickey mouse degree? Please tell me you're joking
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(Original post by llamasareright)
Dude, you can't do a degree in Sport. That's like saying you're doing a degree in Science; it doesn't exist. Comprende? I'm assuming you haven't actually, you know, looked at the facts before simply stating your opinion (you're going to make a great lawyer!) but FYI, because it's a new profession, job prospects in the field are freakin' awesome right now. And that's coming from practicing clinicians. And you know the other thing? I don't care if it's hard getting a job. I'm willing to make that sacrifice so that I can do what I love. I'm going into a job that saves lives every single day. I'm going into a job so that I can make the world a slightly better place. You seem dead set on law, and if that's your thing then that's awesome, but I hope you believe in what you're doing as much as I do.

You also seem to be ignoring the part where it's a Bachelor of Science (with Honours at my university, because I am also at a top university). Do you see? Because we study actual science, like how the body metabolises different sources of chemical energy into kinetic energy, and why some molecules react in a certain way when the body is undergoing exercise, and how the blood and lymphatic systems work - not football. It's a wonder you can even see where you're going with your head so far up your arse.

You also seem to be labouring under the delusion that I give a flying **** what you think you know about my degree. I'd get it if you actually understood what you were talking about, but you don't. Are you going to be employing me one day? No. Then it doesn't matter what you think about my degree. Will I treat you one day? Unlikely, but maybe. I hope not, because that would mean that there was something wrong, and that's no fun at all. And I won't care what you studied and where, or even if you went to school at all, because that's not what I'm being trained to do.
Without sparking an argument or debate, what are the job prospects after you graduate? And where are you studying?

Im doing a degree in Medical Physiology and Therapeutics at the University of Nottingham and am applying to transfer to Sport and Exercise Science at Lincoln. But I've just been getting it in the back of the neck by EVERYONE I tell. I just hate how molecular and lab based my current degree is (it's on the same level as biomedical science) and I just want to study anatomy instead - I can't stand the thought of working in a lab for the rest of my life.
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(Original post by Sannn)
Did you just call Philosophy and English a mickey mouse degree? Please tell me you're joking
Agree with you - they're a helluva lot harder than sport science.
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They're proper degrees, but are vulnerable to narrow employability. The best students will probably be ok, and those at the top table - I suppose Lboro, Exeter, Birmingham etc plus maybe Brunel - might have a good shout at the best PE teacher jobs, as well as the plum stuff for the sports companies. Like anything else, unless you're exceptional, if your university isn't top drawer you'll always struggle.
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