E.g environmental science over geography
Or Marketing over Business management?
Or Biochemistry over Biology?
European law over straight law lol
...You get the gist!
Oh and I realise it depends on the Uni's 'ranking', prestige whatever you like to call it!
Oh and dont challenge my poor examples, I know some of them are not logical!
P.s I also I know it depends what you want to go into career-wise, and that we all have different interests
Is a specialised degree favoured over a broader degree these days? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-12-2010 21:49
- 28-12-2010 21:55
it depends what job you want to do
- 28-12-2010 22:10
to an employer, yes it is more favourable
i'll use my degree as an example;
if i apply for a marketing job for a fashion brand, me doing international fashion marketing is going to be better for the employer than taking on someone who did a pure fashion degree. the degree that i did would be more specific to the job.
obvs if you don't know what you want to do after your degree it might be better to have a broader degree then specialse in something later
- 28-12-2010 22:24
Depends on the degree and the job really.
If it's specialised degree in, let's say History for European History, if you're applying for a job that ISN'T associated with history but more the skills that are required for it, a specialised degree in a particular era won't improve your chances anymore than a normal History degree. If the job is connected to the degree, than it might give you more favour but again it's down to the interview and the skills required for it.
- 01-01-2011 14:04
As has already been said, it depends on your career aspirations. It is important to remember that many degrees are not vocational, in the sense that they do not lead directly in to a particular area of employment. It is important to choose a subject or subjects that are closely alligned to your interests, as this will give you the best possible chance of success. If you know what field you wish to work in after graduation, then it would be worthwhile checking to see if they have any particular entry requirements.