I'm deciding whether to take political science or marketing. I would like to work for an NGO/charity, hopefully related to human rights or international development.
A lot of people say I need an MA and for this I'll need to take political science (which I'm really good at).
However, to be realistic about jobs upon graduation (I'm not a rich kid who can afford to rely on the rents until something I want comes along), and a lot of charities specify marketing roles on their websites.
I would prefer to study politics, but I need to be realistic and learn real market place skills.
Which would be better?
Do I need an MA in human rights to work in the field? Watch
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Last edited by J_89; 03-06-2016 at 11:29.
- 03-06-2016 11:25
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- 05-06-2016 01:22
You certainly don't need an MA in human rights to work for an NGO. Lots of NGOs and international organisations like the UN will prefer applicants with specialist knowledge of a particular region (the Middle East, Russia, Central Asia etc), but at the undergraduate level a politics degree is fine. I suggest you take the opportunity to learn a language whilst at university, preferably one connected to a region you're interested in.