I'm so stuck on what degree to take as I enjoy so many subjects but I know that I really want to work in the mass media and communications industry. I feel as though I should do a more traditional degree than something like journalism as this doesn't open many doors. This would be more useful for my career but I feel like I should do something more traditional like English Language or Politics or Philosophy but I don't know if these would give me the specific skills but they could also improve employ-ability as there are more transferable skills and I also change my mind a lot about what I want to do. What do people think? I am doing A level English Language, French, Psychology and Geography.
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- 15-08-2014 15:48
- 15-08-2014 15:53
If you want to be a journo...don't do a journalism degree. IMO they are a waste of time, and every man and his dog has got one. Big newspapers want people with good English degrees to prove that they actually can write.
- 20-08-2014 05:14
As above - don't do a degree in Journalism. A total waste of time.
You need intellectual rigour to be a journalist, and you need to be both literate and articulate. A degree in English, History or a Social Science subject like Politics, International Relations, Sociology, or an Area Study like American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies (with a Year Abroad) will give you both the required skills (dealing with and analysing vast amounts of complex text, defending an argument, presenting information etc). While you at Uni, you need to get involved with the student newspapers, blogs, and any relevant work experience you can think of.
General article on Choosing a Subject for Uni : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...sing_a_SubjectLast edited by returnmigrant; 20-08-2014 at 05:16.