how come and PPE includes history?
PPE officially includes Philosophy, Economics, Politics, International Relations and Sociology. In practice (at least this was true a few years back), you could end up doing virtually all History in the final two years.
Though people **** off journalism degrees it's interesting to remind you that the first proper undergraduate degree in journalism was only introduced in the early 90's and although it may seem that such a degree will catapult you straight to the top it is not the case.
The people that got these degrees are still working their way up and I'm sure in a few years time there will be a number of people with journalism degrees.
Think about it, Kate Adie has a degree in Scandanavian Studies...you can't get more random than that!
Kate Thornton was editor of Smash Hits merely a couple of years after graduating from a Journalism degree, you don't hear a lot of praise from journalists in the media about such degrees because a lot of their jobs will be threatned if these degrees were to acquire status.
Whatever you choose to do good luck with it and I wish you all the luck (You know I'm lying because I see you as competition! LOL just kidding)
You couldn't be more wrong there. Look at how obsessed the media are with what's going on at Oxbridge, every other day we're in the papers. I've spoken to and helped some leading journalists at Telegraph, Times, Guardian(!), BBC News, Sky News, Daily Mail, Mirror etc. Also, the student papers at Ox/Cam are a lot more well known and better than LSE's Beaver - just take a look at the online editions.
Re: Government & History, good option. It's not that important like I said but good ones for journalism are English, History, Politics, PPE, Politics.
How important would you say that your choice of uni is on a future career in journalism? Obviously a decent student media scene really helps - but does the reputation of a uni impress employers in the newspaper industry? So far I've just based my choices on how much I like the place and their reputation for English/History.
And then I forgot it all and chose the one that felt the best.
After I accepted my Unconditional offer from there, I found out it was the 55th best University in the country and higher than the ones I had rejected including Bournemouth which is apparently "soooo good" for Journalism.
I know I've made the right desicion, you know you will make yours right as well
I read the article at the start of the thread from the Guardian and was slightly confused, if the courses are so bad and over rated why are the entry requirements so high? I had to get 300 points for mine, i dont know if other courses are alot less, and I didnt realise so few we acreditied, but i had to work hard for those grades that could have gotten me a place on a prestigious 'traditional' course.