Opinion on this undergraduate degree and career opportunities.

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    Hi all,

    I would be extremely grateful if you could help me out.

    I'm contemplating doing a joint or triple honour's at university next year - it will definitely be one or the other.

    For joint honour's it would either be:

    History and Spanish
    Spanish and French
    Spanish and German

    For Triple Honour's it would either be:

    History, Spanish and French
    History, Spanish and German
    History, Spanish and Italian

    I was just wondering, would one of those degrees be more valuable than the other?
    With 'Triple Honour's' would I perhaps be 'spreading myself too thin' for further career prospects?
    What careers could a joint languages degree lead to?
    Which degree would be more valued by employers?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you, and kind regards.

    I have to say, I am not a huge fan of three-subject degrees if they involve more than one language. I think trying to combine two languages and a third subject would be spreading yourself too thinly and your language skills would likely suffer. That said, I don't think there is any difference between joint honours and a so-called triple honours degrees in terms of 'general' career protects. Most graduate jobs just want people with degrees, the subject(s) you study are not that important. But if you want to do a job that requires specific knowledge (for example, a teacher or a translator) then you should not study more than two subjects at university.

    My advice, pick two subjects you’re most interested in and focus on them. A lot of language degrees involve substantial amounts of history anyway.
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