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    I got an offer for the Education with English Studies BA at Durham. It lets me split my study evenly between Literature and Education. I'm really excited to get on this course, as it's an amazing Uni for literature and I've never looked at education before which will engage me.

    But, I'm worried that future employers will think of it as a teaching degree? Or some will think of it less because it's not a straight 'English' degree. I've got offers for straight English at other universities and I now feel like I've made a mistake not applying for straight English at Durham. Is it possible to switch courses at the start of term? Or, is my degree called 'English Studies' with the studies part encasing the education department?
    cheers for helping a confused student

    It really does depend on what you see yourself doing in the future. I would honestly value the education with English Studies (considering it is letting you do both subjects in equal amounts of depth) simply because it broadens your options even further allowing you to go into education or possible further study in the arts subjects (history, classical literature etc). To summarise it really depends on your future career prospects as the BA Education with English is specified to those interested in pursuing careers in education (teaching abroad for example). I personally think this degree is far more interesting.

    Considering you will be graduating with a degree from Durham, Straight or joint English would not be of importance to employers. Depends again if you want to go into publishing, journalism or teaching.

    You will graduate with a BA Education with English Studies and not a BA English Studies with Education.

    I would not wait until the start of term to switch courses as they may have filled up the spaces on their English Literature degree programs so contact the English admissions team and see if they are willing to conduct a transfer. You will have to come up with a good excuse; perhaps mention you do not seek to specialise in education so early and a straight English Literature degee would help broaden your career avenues.

    Hope this has helped!!
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