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    I already did a thread on this but it was in wrong topic and I don't know how to move it so I have started a fresh

    I am torn between two very different degrees, one degree I want to do because I am so passionate about - whereas the other will near enough guarantee me a career out of it. I would love to do Philosophy and politics but fear It will leave me with limited career prospects, whereas Business and Financial Management would probably give me good options.

    In my A levels I got -
    A* Religious Studies
    A Geography
    B Psychology
    B General Studies.

    The Geography is an AS so I am finishing the A2 off this year and in psychology basically I got two Bs at AS which equals 70UMS each so 140UMS. Then at A2 I got a C in unit 3 but I got an A in unit 4 which was 95UMS so I'm thinking of resitting unit 3 to try and get 95UMS and get an A overall with 320 UMS. Is this realistic or a waste of time and effort.

    Help or advice please?
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    Don't get too uptight about 'career prospects'. There are heaps of subjects that have no obvious career pathway but produce highly useable graduates. Go for a subject(s) you enjoy - because being excited/enthused is what being at Uni is all about, and enjoying what you are studying will mean you will get a good degree result. Many degrees in Social Science or Humanities now offer add-ons like 'with quantitative methods' or 'with innovation' or 'with study abroad' or with a language - very worth considering to give you another skill. Dont go for a subject because it sounds like it leads to a job if you are later going to be bored silly or resenting the fact you are doing that degree and wishing desperately that you'd chosen something else.

    Examples :
    Bristol : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/spais/study/undergraduate/
    Plymouth : https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/l...ogy-government
    Lancaster : http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/und...rea/philosophy
    Manchester : http://www.socialsciences.manchester...study/courses/
    SOAS : https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and...losophies-and/
    or .... SOAS : https://www.soas.ac.uk/sea/programmes/baimseas/ for something totally different.
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    Don't get too uptight about 'career prospects'. There are heaps of subjects that have no obvious career pathway but produce highly useable graduates. Go for a subject(s) you enjoy - because being excited/enthused is what being at Uni is all about, and enjoying what you are studying will mean you will get a good degree result. Many degrees in Social Science or Humanities now offer add-ons like 'with quantitative methods' or 'with innovation' or 'with study abroad' or with a language - very worth considering to give you another skill. Dont go for a subject because it sounds like it leads to a job if you are later going to be bored silly or resenting the fact you are doing that degree and wishing desperately that you'd chosen something else.

    Examples :
    Bristol : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/spais/study/undergraduate/
    Plymouth : https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/l...ogy-government
    Lancaster : http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/und...rea/philosophy
    Manchester : http://www.socialsciences.manchester...study/courses/
    SOAS : https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and...losophies-and/
    or .... SOAS : https://www.soas.ac.uk/sea/programmes/baimseas/ for something totally different.
    You are one of many people telling me to go with what I love and I absolutely love philosophy and I do take a genuine interest in politics I suppose the economics part would add employability and I would just have to bite my tongue and get on with it. I am typically just one of those people that thinks about 15 steps ahead and very pragmatically I suppose I just need to channel some carelessness and go with the subject I love.
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    [QUOTE=Harljade;67408694I absolutely love philosophy and I do take a genuine interest in politics I suppose the economics part would add employability .[/QUOTE]


    Then go for 'PPE' - Politics, Philosophy & Economics. Offered by numerous Universities, examples :
    York : (https://www.york.ac.uk/pep/undergraduate/ppe/),
    Reading : https://www.reading.ac.uk/philosophy...Economics.aspx
    Birmingham :
    http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergra...economics.aspx.
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    Gte the best A levels you can, go to the best uni and then get the best degree. Id hate to study a degree in soemthing that didnt interest me.
 
 
 

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