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    At the moment I'm undecided in what I want to study at university.

    Law is a strong possibility, as is economics.

    I would like to know the pros and cons of law as a subject at university

    Thanks


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    (Original post by Fayepenguin)
    At the moment I'm undecided in what I want to study at university.

    Law is a strong possibility, as is economics.

    I would like to know the pros and cons of law as a subject at university

    Thanks


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    It really depends on how you take to it.

    Pros:

    - it does have a certain prestige
    - you may find it interesting
    - it will teach you good research/analysis skills
    - you will generally be around other bright and motivated people
    - you will learn things that would help you in general life

    Cons:

    - you might find it dull
    - it's harder than other written subjects
    - you'll need to work harder than other social science students
    - it doesn't necessarily help you get a job in any field
    - not only is it harder, it's often harder to score highly


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    Obviously my lists aren't exhaustive.


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    Don't study law unless you're truly passionate about the subject. A ridiculous amount of people I've spoken to have studied/are studying it as a subject really regret it or wish they could drop out as they didn't find it intersting at all and there was so much reading an work involved as opposed to other subjects. If you're thinking about becoming a lawyer, you can still do it by doing a degree you enjoy then converting to law (what most people I know do)

    As for Economics, I have quite a few friends currently studying it at uni as it's quite a respectable degree. You would need to be REALLY sharp with your maths - that's the most important subject they'll ask for, further maths is a MASSIVE plus. Like with anything it's incredibly competetitive and all about getting into the best uni, so work hard!
 
 
 
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