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Does the term refer to the subjects which require relatively lesser amount of work?
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Nah, it refers to newer subjects that people studying more traditional subjects don't like.
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It is used to **** off courses by people who have never taken them, nor have any idea what is involved. Look at RK89's posts, he clearly shows how someone can use this term to prove their ignorance of the subjects.
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a "mickey mouse" degree is one that isn't respected very much.

eg. Law vs Film Studies
which one would you rather have?
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eg. Law vs Film Studies
which one would you rather have?
It would depend entirely on what I wanted to do after uni.
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Ancient History or Surf studies?
Kinda obvious
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here is a list of all current mickey mouse degrees available. While mickey mouse himself may not lecture for your subject, he does partake in college events including graduation, along with Minni, Pluto, Donald, and many other cast members (see the Photos Section on the left).

http://www.wdwcollegeprogram.com/sap...rs/majors.html





the sad thing is i actually felt the need to find that... damn i should go to bed
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they aren't respected because they're not traditional?
eDDeboo, why would I do ancient history if I was interested in surf studies? What does it have to be with respect?
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They are degrees that people believe are useless and will lead to nowhere.

For example, some people say Media Studies are silly degrees or Film Studies, PE, Wine Studies, Happiness degrees (UEL do this!) cos they don't know where they could take you after uni. I'm doing International Business Studies with French and I remember some teachers looking at me in horror when I announced I was gonna do Business at uni. But as long as you know what you want to do with it (like I do) then why give a toss about what everyone else thinks? It's you doing the degree, not them.

In the 1800s, English was considered a Mickey Mouse degree (I can kinda see why) but it's one of the most popular courses in Cambridge. So what can ya do, eh?

It's mainly cos the degrees considered Mickey Mouse degrees aren't traditional but quite modern and vocational.
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It's a kind of Disney degree
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(Original post by eDDeboo)
Ancient History or Surf studies?
Kinda obvious
Depends what you want to do with it, right? Obviously.
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It's all very well saying it depends what you want to do with it, and to an extent that's true, but let's face it, if you have a Law degree you can do pretty much ANYTHING, if you have a media degree you will struggle to even get a job in media. You'd do better with English.
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Surely Law and Ancient history belong to the more traditional studies catagory?
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If I have a Law degree, I'm not sure I can speak French and German. But you let me know if you find anyone who can, cheers.

The reason why people say Media degrees are bad is because the number of people doing the degree is 47 times more than jobs available in the UK. Still, you can always work abroad. There is a window of opportunity everywhere, you've just gotta look for it.
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(Original post by nanananabatman)
If I have a Law degree, I'm not sure I can speak French and German. But you let me know if you find anyone who can, cheers.
Nicely done
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It's what people pretend to study at University before embarking on a life-long career at the local Co-op.

To learn more, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_studies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_studies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospitality_management




Edit: And for people who argue that they do media studies because they want a job in the media after uni: lol. Have fun as a BBC receptionist.
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any degree that involves psychology
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but then why are they popular if it's difficult to get a decent job after studying them at uni?
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(Original post by eDDeboo)
Ancient History or Surf studies?
Kinda obvious
Surf Studies, I have zero interest in History. If I had a degree in History I would be more likely to end up on the dole as it is not something I enjoy.
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any degree that involves psychology
wouldn't agree with that. Psychology is a relitively well respected subject.
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