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Is a politics and international relations degree worthwhile?

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    I am very keen and interested in studying Politic, IR and a language especially after visiting Strathclyde. However I was talking to a teacher and they told me that studying a degree like this could mean I end up facing a dead end when looking for a decent well-paid job. I know that a degree is a degree and money isn't everything but this has worried me slightly in case I find myself unable to find decent paid work. Is a degree like this worthwhile, or should I invest in a more practical one?
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    If you enjoy the subject, yes.
    You just need to make sure you get decent experience i.e internships while doing your degree, making you more employable.
    Also, you can always do a masters of conversion course after your bachelors if you need it to get a certain job.

    What would be more "practical" degrees that you would enjoy?


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    I did look at doing Law, however at the time I thought it would be too much. I have thought about business but don't feel I would enjoy it as much as I would politics and IR
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    (Original post by mlt5)
    I did look at doing Law, however at the time I thought it would be too much. I have thought about business but don't feel I would enjoy it as much as I would politics and IR
    Business and law are both quite theoretical degrees, not particularly practical at all.
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    I was meaning practical in the sense of after uni, finding a job as they are quite broad degrees
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    You could work at NGO's, think tanks, lobby groups, perhaps part of staff for some politician etc. Usually each course page has a "Future prospects" or a tab similar to that. There you could see where their alumni have gone to work. Moreover, the University Career centres are likely to find you a job after you graduate and internships before you do.
 
 
 
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