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    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?
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    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.
 
 
 
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