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When choosing modules, is it best to go with what you find interesting or what will benefit you most?

Half of my degree is Theology, my interests are Christianity and Ethics but I feel I should have at least a basic understanding of the major six religions. If I just choose what I want will this hamper me? or is it good to have some sort of specialisation? I figured that if I'm spending thousands on my degree then I should study what I want, right?
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Well as you might have guessed, I think you have to come to some sort of compromise. There's no point studying something that's going to make you miserable all year, particularly as you're unlikely to follow it through in later life. But at the same time, if you've got a particular career in mind, it's helpful to pick modules that are relevant to that career.

Do you know what you want to do with your degree? That might give you an idea of what to choose?
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I'll be doing combined honours Theology and History, to be honest I don't have a definite career path set out. I thought about going into teaching but I know a teacher and I don't think you get to engage with the subject as much.
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Oh okay, so you haven't started your degree yet? In that case I'd wait and see which specific modules you get to choose from and get some advice about career paths, which your uni should offer. Don't think there's a lot of point trying to decide yet.
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I can view the modules now so thought it would be a good idea to start preparing as I am on a gap year with a lot of spare time on my hands.
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Okay fair enough, I didn't realise your course had optional modules for first year. In general then, if you don't know which career you want to go into yet, I'd go for what you're interested in. It doesn't normally affect the options you get for second or third year, and it's only then that picking the wrong modules might shut some doors.
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