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Someone smart had a idea to turn what should be hobbies into degrees - photography, drama, dance. Trouser 9k a year off these deluded individuals and make them think they are getting a world class education that will lead to a fab job in said hobby.

The unemployed job market is full of people with these degrees along with criminology, media, film studies etc.
Statistics please.
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Statistics please.
Just need to look at various articles in the press. Here is one


http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/...le1609459.ece?..
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According to this article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...people-do.html) from 2013 93% of media graduates were employed, and although £21, 008 might seem like a small income to people on TSR who aspire to become investment bankers or astronauts it's actually a very liveable wage.

And this (http://www.theguardian.com/news/data...yed-by-subject) from 2014 puts more people in employment who studied creative arts and design than who studied computer science and architecture, building and planning (with similar percentages of graduates in each area going into further study). The top employment levels obviously come from those courses where numbers are controlled and careers are pretty much guaranteed for graduates - medicine and dentistry.

Also from the second article - mass communications and documentation (journalism etc) has above average unemployment levels but so do computer science, maths, and the physical sciences (alongside social sciences, I don't know whether that sits amongst the 'good' or 'bad' degrees here on TSR these days).
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I wish there were more imaginative degree combinations like Physiotherapy with dance and Chemistry with art history. We could apply for a major subject like English and a choice of minor like astronomy or anthropology.

It would help to broaden our education and make people appreciate and understand more of the world.
this is why US style undergraduate education is so much better than UK style undergraduate education for the vast majority of people.
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With student loans, isn't it essentially agreed that it's ultimately a 9 percent tax on anything over 21000 for 30 years.
So you get debt that's unrepayable for most, but it's not going to take all your money. It doesn't seem to bad really.. right?
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With student loans, isn't it essentially agreed that it's ultimately a 9 percent tax on anything over 21000 for 30 years.
So you get debt that's unrepayable for most, but it's not going to take all your money. It doesn't seem to bad really.. right?
Hey! How did you find this thread!?
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Hey! How did you find this thread!?
What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
You've posted on a really old thread (last post was a year and a half ago).
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Hey! How did you find this thread!?
Oh.. I didn't see the date. Oh well, still valid.
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Oh.. I didn't see the date. Oh well, still valid.
Going to lock this thread as it's so old, but feel free to make a new thread on it.
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