I have immense passion for politics and am involved in my local Labour party massively.
However, although I am about to embark on a degree in it, I'm massively worried about employment prospects afterwards.
Luckily it is only 50% of my degree.
Do you think marketing would be a wiser choice?
Do you ever regret your degree choice in today's very difficult employment landscape and what did you go on to do?
(From what I have heard, many political-related careers would recruit a marketing graduate at the same rate, if not higher than a political science graduate.
It seems to me that the only thing you would actually *require* politics for is if you were planning to become an MP, and I am not.
If I was to working in campaigning or consulting, it seems marketing would be equally if not more useful.
As part of my degree, I will get to do an internship with an MP, which my uni raves about improving employability. Doubtlessly this will enhance my CV, but I guess still pretty useless unless I actually want to become an MP.
Your thoughts much appreciated!
Politics graduates: is a degree in politics worth it?
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I'm studying a Politics degree currently and I already know that I won't need it much. Sure, the skills are great. I'm applying for the Civil Service Summer Internship this year. But my heart truly lies with history so I want to do a history postgrad.