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    I am a second year student at the University of Glasgow and for those that don't know the system I'll briefly explain: at Glasgow we study 3 subjects for years 1 & 2 and then specialise in our chosen subject or two for the final two years (honours)

    At the moment I am planning on studying a joint honours degree in English Literature and Language but I am beginning to sway more towards Single Honours English Language. I attended a presentation on the honours courses and I am interested in studying quite a few of them but if I do joint honours then my choice will have to be much more limited. Overall my grades in English Language are much better than my English Literature ones and I find the classes and revision much more enjoyable and rewarding.

    So I am just wondering if there is any benefit in graduate prospects to have a joint honours degree? Is single honours kind of the "easy option"? Or does it make no difference whatsoever?

    really appreciate some help with this!
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    (Original post by abbymonty)
    I am a second year student at the University of Glasgow and for those that don't know the system I'll briefly explain: at Glasgow we study 3 subjects for years 1 & 2 and then specialise in our chosen subject or two for the final two years (honours)

    At the moment I am planning on studying a joint honours degree in English Literature and Language but I am beginning to sway more towards Single Honours English Language. I attended a presentation on the honours courses and I am interested in studying quite a few of them but if I do joint honours then my choice will have to be much more limited. Overall my grades in English Language are much better than my English Literature ones and I find the classes and revision much more enjoyable and rewarding.

    So I am just wondering if there is any benefit in graduate prospects to have a joint honours degree? Is single honours kind of the "easy option"? Or does it make no difference whatsoever?

    really appreciate some help with this!
    They are pretty much linked when it comes to transferable skills and what-have-you.

    I think you should go for the one that you find more rewarding. I find Language so tedious - and sometimes I hate the texts I have to read for Literature but I get a better buzz from analyzing Literature rather than Language.

    You're the opposite so study Language. I'm not sure if you have to pay loans n stuff, but if you do then why pay for something you hate? You wouldn't pay for ugly flats, or an ugly dress? So why pay for an "ugly" degree that you won't be proud of at the end of your graduation?!
 
 
 
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