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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    My Sarcasm bar is beaming...^^^^^^^^^^

    Why not do the History + Lang.? I applyed History w/Spanish, but as its scotland I can come out with single History. 1st year doesnt really matter.

    Are you in Aber now, or going there in Sept?
    Im going there in September.

    You'd be better off just doing a straight History degree.

    Then you're qualification will say you've got a degree in History and not History and Spanish.

    Some employers, when they see a language, will instantly think that your course involved 75-80% History (the main subject) and 20-25% of the language, the minor subject and therefore devalue the level of history you learnt without really taking into consideration the course and its content.

    I've experienced it with 2 firms in the IT sector in recruitment when employing computer science graduates. I was told at both to employ strict Computer Science graduates or Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence graduates before employing Computer Science & a language.

    Yes it may be an assumption that you've learnt less of the main subject on a course that also involves a language but its a harsh reality unfortunately.

    Also, if you do straight History and learn a language in your own time it shows a willingness to learn and increase your own knowledge using your own initiative which should be valued by every employer on this planet. Im not knocking Dundee, go there if you want but if I were you I'd ask to do straight History instead.
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    (Original post by AreYouDizzeeBlud_x)
    Im going there in September.

    You'd be better off just doing a straight History degree.

    Then you're qualification will say you've got a degree in History and not History and Spanish.

    Some employers, when they see a language, will instantly think that your course involved 75-80% History (the main subject) and 20-25% of the language, the minor subject and therefore devalue the level of history you learnt without really taking into consideration the course and its content.

    I've experienced it with 2 firms in the IT sector in recruitment when employing computer science graduates. I was told at both to employ strict Computer Science graduates or Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence graduates before employing Computer Science & a language.

    Yes it may be an assumption that you've learnt less of the main subject on a course that also involves a language but its a harsh reality unfortunately.

    Also, if you do straight History and learn a language in your own time it shows a willingness to learn and increase your own knowledge using your own initiative which should be valued by every employer on this planet. Im not knocking Dundee, go there if you want but if I were you I'd ask to do straight History instead.
    Well, see I haven't a clue which to pick. Both are similarily ranked overall and in History, and both offer the same sporting teams/societies and facilites which I was looking for. But Aber is harder to get to and will cost more. And Dundee has much better study abroad options which is a big thing for me. But Aber's 3yr course sort of helps make up for that. They are quite literally neck and neck for me. Might flip a coin.

    What are the choices of languages you can learn at Aber. Have you been to the uni yet?
 
 
 
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