Before joining TSR, I didn't know this phrase even existed, let alone what it actually means.
Who decides what this kind of degree is? Does it mean that these degrees are worthless or easier than 'better' degrees? Is there even such a thing as a 'worthless, mickey mouse' degree?
I'm confused. If anyone would like to enlighten me on this weird TSR phrase I would greatly appreciate it.
De jure definition: "A term used to refer to a degree with little to no academic rigor, or no social or economic utility."
De facto definition on TSR: "A term used to refer to a degree which is not in a STEM discipline or which comes from a university below, when TSR feels particularly generous since it may be less than half of this number, 50 on the CUG league tables."
Another thing that isn't STEM, Law or Economics, by TSR standard.
Mickey Mouse (M&M) is a new course dedicated to the study of disney characters, which allows students to study courses from the Department of Disney along with related courses from other faculties (including DreamWorks, Pixar and Warner Bros.)
M&M offers broad training that is as innovative as it is rigorous and permits students to pursue a fine selection of career options.
Let us be honest, there is zero point in over half of the degrees at university. You're paying £27,000 to just do a degree that hardly helps you.
Generally speaking, a Mickey Mouse degree is one where you will spend more money actually studying it than you will ever earn as a direct result of studying it.
There's only a few real mickey mouse degrees. I admit they do exist but the term is used far too broadly on here.