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Although University is a couple of years off, i am already considering either doing Law or Politics as these are the subjects that most interest and excite me. Of course gaining places depends on my A level results over the next 2years. I was just wondering if i took a degree in Politics what career oppurtunities would it open up

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Although University is a couple of years off, i am already considering either doing Law or Politics as these are the subjects that most interest and excite me. Of course gaining places depends on my A level results over the next 2years. I was just wondering if i took a degree in Politics what career oppurtunities would it open up

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I was in the same boat as you, I could not decide what I wanted to do when I was about to apply last October.

Ended up applying for Law with Politics at Hull and have a good offer!
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Although University is a couple of years off, i am already considering either doing Law or Politics as these are the subjects that most interest and excite me. Of course gaining places depends on my A level results over the next 2years. I was just wondering if i took a degree in Politics what career oppurtunities would it open up

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Law does not necessarily = lawyer.

Politics does not necessarily = politician.

Too many people go to uni and decide: "Well, I want to be a lawyer, better do an LLB." The only profession that dictates what you need to do at uni is something like medicine. For most other professions, you can do a whole raft of different subjects that will open the same doors.
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Law does not necessarily = lawyer.

Politics does not necessarily = politician.

Too many people go to uni and decide: "Well, I want to be a lawyer, better do an LLB." The only profession that dictates what you need to do at uni is something like medicine. For most other professions, you can do a whole raft of different subjects that will open the same doors.
Agreed, and in recent years I have heard politics as a degree put down somewhat. (Anyone know why?? :confused: ).
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Agreed, and in recent years I have heard politics as a degree put down somewhat. (Anyone know why?? :confused: ).

Misinfo, thats the explanation. Politics as a degree has increased in popularity, for rather obvious reasons (i.e. Sept. 11th, greater attention being paid to the Middle East conflict, anti/pro globalisation etc.) Just one look at any best seller list confirms this.

Same is true for applications for the degree, even postgrad. courses. Not sure if the Independent carry a particularly good achive, however there was an article there on how at universities such as Warwick, LSE, Notts, York there have been huge increases in the number of applications. If memory serves me correctly, at Warwick, it was a striking increase.
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Misinfo, thats the explanation. Politics as a degree has increased in popularity, for rather obvious reasons (i.e. Sept. 11th, greater attention being paid to the Middle East conflict, anti/pro globalisation etc.) Just one look at any best seller list confirms this.

Same is true for applications for the degree, even postgrad. courses. Not sure if the Independent carry a particularly good achive, however there was an article there on how at universities such as Warwick, LSE, Notts, York there have been huge increases in the number of applications. If memory serves me correctly, at Warwick, it was a striking increase.
http://education.independent.co.uk/h...p?story=382175
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