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    I am not sure which to take, what are the employment potential figures and how enjoyable are the courses? also, where would you do your chosen course out of the two? Thanks
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    They're very different subjects, you need to consider what career path you want to pursue as this is ultimately the deciding factor.
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    Thank you, will definitely get thinking about that
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    Choose the subject you enjoy, have a look at the topics that you (would be) studying at A level and see if you're interested! I did AS history and I hated it, partly because of the teacher and I kinda just lost motivation myself... I can't stress how important it is to choose the one you enjoy the most!!
    What other subjects are you taking??


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    I take history, business, politics and drama.
    Just I like both, but mainly wanted to see which people enjoyed the most an which was more desirable to employers.
    Thank you
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    You need to think about which subject you will ENJOY the most - and only you can decide that. Enjoying the course/subject is what will hold your interest and give you the best 'student experience' and the best chance of a good degree result.

    So, think beyond all the nonsense of 'employabilty' - its actually meaningless since those statistics include shelf-stacking in Tescos. Look at the course content - and think about the day-to-day reality of studying that subject.

    Two articles to read -
    'Choosing a Subject' - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...sing_a_subject
    'History degree' - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/history_degree

    And look here for all the different subject combinations you could do beyond just History - http://www.whatuni.com/
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    You need to think about which subject you will ENJOY the most - and only you can decide that. Enjoying the course/subject is what will hold your interest and give you the best 'student experience' and the best chance of a good degree result.

    So, think beyond all the nonsense of 'employabilty' - its actually meaningless since those statistics include shelf-stacking in Tescos. Look at the course content - and think about the day-to-day reality of studying that subject.

    Two articles to read -
    'Choosing a Subject' - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...sing_a_subject
    'History degree' - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/history_degree

    And look here for all the different subject combinations you could do beyond just History - http://www.whatuni.com/

    That is very helpful... will definitely read them and take your advice on board
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    (Original post by busybody4)
    I am not sure which to take, what are the employment potential figures and how enjoyable are the courses? also, where would you do your chosen course out of the two? Thanks
    In all honesty I think they are even on employability- neither are vocational (business might sound it but at the end of the day its all theory rather than practical unless you get a year in industry with it), you can still apply for the business grad schemes or other business jobs with a history degree and chances are you won't be disadvantaged in the job. Both degrees require experience to help stand out.

    So in short for which you are most interested in content wise. I have taken some History modules and personally enjoyed them- I've always loved finding out about the past and I've been fortunate that the university I'm at has had modules which match my interest (as I was going to study International Relations I didn't look at the History modules)

    I can't recommend a specific university but it should be one which
    -a) meets your grades-
    b) course matches your interests. eg Sussex only does Modern History, other universities might have medieval modules or early modern
    c) right 'style' of uni- for example I was dead set on going to a campus university
 
 
 
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