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    I've heard very good things about Philosophy degrees. However I am also looking at degrees in English, but neither seem to be what I am looking for in terms of the modules studied.
    Just today I stumbled upon English and Philosophy (BA) (HONS) at either Nottingham or Leeds and it looks perfect for me, however I am worried about the worth of the course. Is it worth doing something like this, or is the equivalent of a liberal arts degree (not bashing liberal arts, but I've been told to steer clear of them.)

    Has anyone done this course? Is it employable? Can anyone give me insight into how useful this course is and how much an employer would value it?

    Thanks.
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    English and Philosophy is not an unusual combination, and it certainly is not a 'mickey mouse' degree. Combining two subjects on a 50/50 basis is known as 'joint honours', it is very common and nothing like Liberal Arts degrees.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    English and Philosophy is not an unusual combination, and it certainly is not a 'mickey mouse' degree. Combining two subjects on a 50/50 basis is known as 'joint honours', it is very common and nothing like Liberal Arts degrees.
    Thanks for the reply and the advice. I'm going to seriously consider this course as an option now.
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    Nah it's not Mickey Mouse, not sure about direct career prospects though but what I'm applying for this year doesn't have much direct prospects either- politics and history. Do you know what area you want to pursue as a career? Honestly, I think English has good employability but I don't know much about philosophy, I never researched it.
    Also my mum studied at Leeds, she loved it.
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    English and Philosophy in general is an excellent combination (the study of literature needs more people with a rigorous analytical approach), and Leeds is a very good university for philosophy.

    There are very few courses available in the UK that approximate to the US 'liberal arts' degree, but in any case there is no reason to think of such a degree as undesirable as long as the specific course is a good one and you do well in it.
 
 
 
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