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    Lots of people say that a Psychology degree is useless but what if it comes from Oxford? How much (if at all) does it improve employability? I want to go into Neuromarkering/Marketing and I don't know if it would be better to do a Psych degree at Oxford or a Business/marketing degree a true some other uni?
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    (Original post by AnnaBanana1029)
    Lots of people say that a Psychology degree is useless but what if it comes from Oxford? How much (if at all) does it improve employability? I want to go into Neuromarkering/Marketing and I don't know if it would be better to do a Psych degree at Oxford or a Business/marketing degree a true some other uni?
    Any degree from Oxford allows you to break into the marketing sector with ease.


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    (Original post by AnnaBanana1029)
    Lots of people say that a Psychology degree is useless but what if it comes from Oxford? How much (if at all) does it improve employability? I want to go into Neuromarkering/Marketing and I don't know if it would be better to do a Psych degree at Oxford or a Business/marketing degree a true some other uni?
    Psychology can be a useful degree for a marketing career no matter where you study it.
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      Psychology isn't useless, theres a lot you can learn in many areas of psychology which can lead into lots of careers including: marketing, healthcare, teaching and management, to name a few. The actual degree itself from a good uni will teach you many things like good analysis skills, maths, research, creative writing etc..
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      To be successful in life (am aware "successful" is a very subjective term so please bare with me ), I always felt that it is that understanding people and having people skills, was far more important than understanding any particular technology/science and what not. This isn't just for the marketing sector but many other sectors, including technology and innovation.

      Not to say anyone who does psychology instantly understands people, but it can't hurt right.
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      Depends on what you want to do I suppose. I'd never have put marketing and psychology together before unless you're wanting to make advertisements more appealing/persuasive to people. My friend wants to be a psychologist and went on to do a clinical psychology masters and now works as an assistant psychologist, aiming for her PhD.
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      (Original post by MissDetermined)
      Depends on what you want to do I suppose. I'd never have put marketing and psychology together before unless you're wanting to make advertisements more appealing/persuasive to people. My friend wants to be a psychologist and went on to do a clinical psychology masters and now works as an assistant psychologist, aiming for her PhD.
      It's also important for customer research too. Psychology is an excellent degree for a career in marketing.
     
     
     
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