Confused with Choices on UCAS Watch

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jaso55
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I am really unsure of what course i should choose at Uni, i liked doing Marketing when i did Business Studies. Although, i also enjoy doing ICT and therefore i compiled a list of course that i am thinking of applying for and wat is required. When I go back to school this friday coming, i think we are going to be going to the universities that are Queens and University Of Ulster in Coleraine.

Here are my choices:

BSc Hons Computing (Digital Games Development) with DIS 260 UCAS BC

BSc Hons Marketing - 300 UCAS Tariff Points BB

BEng Hons Computer Games Development 260 UCAS BC

BSc Hons Business Studies with Computing - 240 UCAS Tariff Points CC

BSc Hons Communication - 260 UCAS Tariff Points BC

BSc Hons Communication, Advertising and Marketing - 340 UCAS Tariff Points AAB

BSc Hons Interactive Multimedia Design - 280 UCAS Tariff Points BB
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Heya,

Your choices look very good, however I think many of them are very specialised. This is fine if you know exactly what career you want to go into but if you don't know for sure or if you're likely to change your mind picking an overly specialised course could be a bad move.

e.g. say if you want to do Motorsport Engineering as a career. You have two choices

a) Do a Motorsport engineering degree
b) Do a straight Engineering degree then specialise in a postgraduate course or industrial placement.

The disadvantages to option a) are that loads of people will be doing that exact course so that your skills won't be as sought after, and also that it is hard to do anything except motorsport engineering with a motorsport engineering degree. However, with option b), you have more wide ranging skills to offer to motorsport engineering formed by a firm basis in general engineering together with up to date work experience in it. Also, if you decide motosport engineering is not for you, you have many many other paths open to you because of your wide ranging first degree.

You say you really enjoyed marketing, so the straight marketing course sounds superb. Like English or History degrees, Marketing can lead to anything and will form a great base for any postgraduate degree or job you would like to go into.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Jamie xxx
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I was thinking of doing the games development as i have adored games. But when i done all the work for Marketing i enjoyed it but maybe when i go to see the universities i will pick up a better idea of what i should do. If any1 has done marketing here could they please tell me wat u do in it
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Yeah definitely -- don't make a decision right away, go and see the Universities and see what the courses are like. You may just fall in love with one course!
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Thanks very much for the help i appreciate it
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