i'm only in year 12, but this is what i'm thining about doing in uni.
i currently take 3 as levels
maths, french and business.
what kind of career could i be headed in?
is there any way i could work with tv, film companies etc?
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maths & french joint honours watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-04-2011 14:07
- 08-04-2011 19:48
I considered this, although my French became dreadful at A2. Remember that in AS you're learning the bare basics (sentence structuring, grammar) and in A2 you'll be writing essays and putting your AS knowledge into practice. Don't make any definite decisions until you've started your A2 year.
You'd be doing a maths major and hence you'd be looking at a job in the finance sector. The French would only be useful if applying to jobs that require a second language; and even then, there's quite an abundance of people who can understand French in the UK, for obvious reasons.
I would advise against this particular joint honours degree. You'd have much better luck doing pure mathematics or maths and economics/finance/statistics and studying French (or moving abroad) during the summer holidays, since upon completion, this would show:
1. You are confident in your numerical ability and did not choose a joint degree (businesses claim it is easier to teach finance/accountancy/stats/economics to a pure mathematician than it is to teach someone who did finance/accountancy/stats/economics any pure mathematics).
2. You have a passion for languages and you aren't afraid to try something different (as opposed to just studying maths over the course of your degree).
But of course it's up to you.
With regards to the tv/film opportunities... well, I wouldn't advise choosing any degree just to get into the media, unless you're going to take the risky path of journalism. Media is essentially a who you know business, not what you know. Hence it would be wise to do a degree and then attempt to enter the media industry as opposed to choosing a degree because you want to go into the media industry.
You can enter the media with maths/a language, yes, but it's not going to be easy. I'd assume it requires a lot of experience and an ability to sell yourself and show a true passion for the industry. Hopping out of a degree and going straight in is definitely a fantasy, though.
In short: Do straight maths or maths with a minor rather than a 50/50 degree, and study French in your own time.Last edited by wanderlust.xx; 08-04-2011 at 19:50.