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    Hi I'm currently in Year 12, for a long period of time I have been dead set at studying computer science along side a language such as Korean or Japanese.
    However my brother who already goes to university studies International Relations, and I have become very intrigued by what he learns and am considering to do it as I have an interest in politics and for the future of the world (especially considering the upcoming US elections)
    However someone once told me to go for computer science as there is a more chance of getting a job in that sector.
    What do you lot think?
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    Politics is a fantastic degree! I'd emphasise that doing a course for a job isn't always the best thing to do. You have to be passionate about what you're studying. However, there are lots of job options for a Politics graduate.
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    (Original post by btea)
    Politics is a fantastic degree! I'd emphasise that doing a course for a job isn't always the best thing to do. You have to be passionate about what you're studying. However, there are lots of job options for a Politics graduate.
    Have you study politics?
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    Well as my parents once wisely told me "If you want to do a degree that opens a lot of career doors or one that is very interesting but you like both subjects equally do the first one. You can always learn about the second in your spare time." This particularly applies when the "interesting degree" is something like history, politics, etc where there isn't really a big practical aspect.

    I did Maths instead of Oriental Studies based on my parents' advice and I don't regret it for a second.

    Of course you should be equally passionate about the more career-orientated degree, otherwise you won't do very well. However if you're lucky enough to enjoy a highly employable subject I would do it every time.
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    (Original post by monkyvirus)
    Well as my parents once wisely told me "If you want to do a degree that opens a lot of career doors or one that is very interesting but you like both subjects equally do the first one. You can always learn about the second in your spare time." This particularly applies when the "interesting degree" is something like history, politics, etc where there isn't really a big practical aspect.

    I did Maths instead of Oriental Studies based on my parents' advice and I don't regret it for a second.

    Of course you should be equally passionate about the more career-orientated degree, otherwise you won't do very well. However if you're lucky enough to enjoy a highly employable subject I would do it every time.
    Thanks for the advice.
 
 
 
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