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    (Original post by bono)
    Thats not very nice Juwel, I'm sure the thread starter was trying to be friendly, in a nasty sort of way.
    Yes what a great personality, they're all queuing up to befriend him I'm sure (!)
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    (Original post by Rolo Tomase)
    They are rubbish for jobs and such and such
    I heard a politics degree is very good for becoming a politician, and a psychology degree is very good for becoming a psychologist, but that's just purely a random guess, I'm sure I am wrong.... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by bono)
    I heard a politics degree is very good for becoming a politician, and a psychology degree is very good for becoming a psychologist, but that's just purely a random guess, I'm sure I am wrong.... :rolleyes:
    Never mind that their transferable skills make them highly employable across a range of sectors :rolleyes:
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    I think the original poster was just trying to **** everyone up.
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    (Original post by ZJuwelH)
    Never mind that their transferable skills make them highly employable across a range of sectors :rolleyes:
    Exactly....who are we to say that they are good degrees?

    As the thread starter said, they are crap degrees, so he must be right. :rollyes:

    Apparently a Maths degree is crap as well. Its true.
    The monkey in the tree (this guy probably) says so.

    And he's never, ever wrong. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by bono)
    Exactly....who are we to say that they are good degrees?

    As the thread starter said, they are crap degrees, so he must be right. :rollyes:

    Apparently a Maths degree is crap as well. Its true.
    The monkey in the tree (this guy probably) says so.

    And he's never, ever wrong. :rolleyes:
    Oh damn I'm taking a Maths degree, I'm screwed...
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    (Original post by Me2)
    you are just as bad as the original poster....
    obviously the original poster was just having a laugh, trying to provoke people, and it worked. i was having a laugh too, so just relax. maybe you or someone you know has taken or is taking one of these degrees. FINE, do u really think i was trying to directly insult people who took wine or klingon degrees?... for goodness sake, i applied to one uni for psychology and another for management, and i wasn't insulted by the original poster coz he just wants to see how everyone reacts...
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    Going by the guy's name (Rolo) I wouldn't be surprised if he's on the production line at a Nestle factory and has a degree in Chocolate Studies.

    (No offence to people who do work there - I'm sure they're much smarter than him!

    I will admit there are "silly" degrees out there like psychoanalysing cats, but was the poster forgets is that in the big bad world subject rarely matters, it's the class and university A first in media will outweigh a third in chemistry anyday. It's the skills you get there that are important.
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    (Original post by Rolo Tomase)
    Media Studies , film, theatre, etc

    Psyhcology

    Politics

    Business Studies , Management, etc.




    There are plenty of other ones , add your own

    They are rubbish for jobs and such and such


    Don't agree , bring it on
    Media Studies, film and theatre are a waste of time in my opinion and I personally don't see how they benefit our economy. If you want to get into film, theatre or the media, there is no need for a degree, and a great deal of academic research/study. You should be getting lots of experience to understand the workings of the industry not be sitting in lectures. Also you should be attending a drama class etc to learn the neccessary skills e.g projecting your voice etc etc.

    Psychology (please correct if misspelt) is certainly a very credible degree, we NEED these psychologists in our society, they help us understand how humans minds work.
    Politics is also okay, although I must admit most of the well known politicians did NOT do politics at uni, so it is not neccessary, if you want to be a politician. I've heard people ****ging off politics before, and I personally don't know much about the degree. i am guessing though, if you do it at a good uni ie a red brick, then you'll be fine.

    Business/Management I am very unsure about. As a joint degree with another subject I think it could be VERY useful, esp for employement, but at undergrad level I am not sure how strong the course is and how academic it is. However, top uni's like LSE offer it, and basically it's microecon and therefore if you get this degree from a top uni, again it's fine. Well better than fine I imagine. Obviously at post grad it's fantastic.

    I think other degrees that should be scrapped include Golf Management and Food and Drink Design.
    The point of a University is to help advance our research and technology etc, to study in depth academic fields. If you want to work in a golf club, become an apprentice. If you want to do stuff with food and drink, be a chef!
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    (Original post by Ladyluck)
    What degree are you doing that gives you right to make this superior judgement?!
    S/He is probably doing 'Golf Course Management Studies' and is perhaps feeling somewhat grudgingly against other degrees, what a fecking spoon.
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    I love Psychology - but I personally decided against doing it at Uni because my Mum has an honours degree in it and when she came out of Uni, she applied for dozens of Psychology-related jobs and didn't get any of them. They were crying out for specialists in this area when she first started doing this course, but by the time she got out of it, there were three years worth of graduated Psychologists out in the world already, who had taken those jobs.

    They now wanted people with experience, which my Mum didn't have because she'd spent the last three years studying - so she tried applying for other jobs, but in that case the degree became more of a burden for her, because it made her overqualified. In the end she gave up and started leaving it off her CV. Admittedly this was way back in the 70s, but I don't want my degree to be like that
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    (Original post by Pinay)
    obviously the original poster was just having a laugh, trying to provoke people, and it worked. i was having a laugh too, so just relax. maybe you or someone you know has taken or is taking one of these degrees. FINE, do u really think i was trying to directly insult people who took wine or klingon degrees
    no i just think you are a sad person, i've seen a lot of your replies to posts :rolleyes:
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    Bosslady..

    You talk about Media undergraduate degrees not benefiting our economy, and yet you make reference in your laydown of Management degrees to them being useful to get jobs. Surely if someone with a good degree from Bournemouth (best media school in the country) - then they will be getting a job that they enjoy after?

    Personally, I wouldn't touch Media with a bargepole at any level of education - but why do you talk so much **** about it not benefitng our economy? Who actually cares at the end of the day? Also, what sort of degrees do you think the people that organise the shows/radio programmes you watch and listen, have?
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    With those degrees you can't get anywhere in life. Just look how far Tony Blair got with his 'useless' Politics degree.

    BTW, my sister is doing Psychology at Oxford, and wants to become an educational psychologist.
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    (Original post by James_W)
    Bosslady..

    You talk about Media undergraduate degrees not benefiting our economy, and yet you make reference in your laydown of Management degrees to them being useful to get jobs. Surely if someone with a good degree from Bournemouth (best media school in the country) - then they will be getting a job that they enjoy after?

    Personally, I wouldn't touch Media with a bargepole at any level of education - but why do you talk so much **** about it not benefitng our economy? Who actually cares at the end of the day? Also, what sort of degrees do you think the people that organise the shows/radio programmes you watch and listen, have?
    Don't tell me you are a media studies degree supporter....they are pointless degrees, whatever other people try and say to convinvce themselves/you
    I said that I still had my doubts about Management studies but that if you're getting it from somewhere like LSE, well it must have a great deal of academic content. I don't see media studies being offered at a top uni e.g Oxbridge/ UCL etc , do you?? Sorry, but Bournemouth may "excel" at media studies but it isn't really a top uni. I think an employer in the media industry if far more likely to take Joe Bloggs from Nottingham uni with English than Joe Bloggs from Bournemouth with media. But tbh media studies is not a degree that i feel constitutes of a great deal of academic study, and since many of the people tend to choose it as a degree just to get on telly/radio, they can infact not waste three years of their life, (and tax payers money), and apply for it straight after school. You don't need a degree for television, you need experience, experience say as a runner, then work your way up the tree from there. Of course it doesn't benefit our economy if someone is getting a degree that will not help their employment prospects. And I care cuz that's my money paying for it, when there isn't really a benefit to society.

    I would be grateful to know which people in the media have a degree in media studies? And also, if people think they would still have been able to get into media without said degree.
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    Wow you can do film studies at Warwick! That kinda tarnishes their credibility, although they are a very good uni.....
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    (Original post by Jamie Frost)
    With those degrees you can't get anywhere in life. Just look how far Tony Blair got with his 'useless' Politics degree.

    BTW, my sister is doing Psychology at Oxford, and wants to become an educational psychologist.
    Tony Blair doesnt have a politics degree he did Law at St Johns college oxford. Also a lot of the good politics unis arent red brick. Bradford for instance is number 2 or 3 for Politics.
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    (Original post by Me2)
    no i just think you are a sad person, i've seen a lot of your replies to posts :rolleyes:
    oooh very nice, judging someone by their replies on some forum... now doesn't that reflect something about someone else's character? look here, if you want to psychoanalyse people go do it with people you KNOW, alright? coz doing so with someone who has written less than 30 posts, most of them questions about universities, won't necessarily be very accurate.
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    (Original post by viviki)
    Tony Blair doesnt have a politics degree he did Law at St Johns college oxford. Also a lot of the good politics unis arent red brick. Bradford for instance is number 2 or 3 for Politics.
    I don't know of any well known politicians who did politics at uni hehe. You're right Blair did Law at St johns, oxford.

    It's kinda telling (about the subject) that Bradford is number 2/3 for politics....
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Media Studies, film and theatre are a waste of time in my opinion and I personally don't see how they benefit our economy. If you want to get into film, theatre or the media, there is no need for a degree, and a great deal of academic research/study. You should be getting lots of experience to understand the workings of the industry not be sitting in lectures. Also you should be attending a drama class etc to learn the neccessary skills e.g projecting your voice etc etc.
    I'm trying not to be rude, I really am, but I am just so sick and tired of having to read things like this.

    What relevance do you think subjects like English Literature actually have? What does studying that contribute to the economy? If we should study books, why should we not study films or tv shows? Why shouldn't we look at the impact that the media has on society? If it's taught well at a respected University, why should a film or media degree not provide the same transferable skills as any other degree?

    As for:
    you can do film studies at Warwick! That kinda tarnishes their credibility

    What. the. f**k? I seriously cannot believe that you just said that. :eek:
 
 
 
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