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    I know PPE is very useful for trying to get into politics and is one of the reasons I applied for it, however this time last year I would've never pictured myself saying this but I HATE politics. I've never really paid attention to current affairs because that's useless, it just promotes meaningless debate which only entrench your ideals so I used to read books and study history for political knowledge because we can directly evaluate its consequences and learn from it and re-evaluate our ideals.

    Anyway so I still want to study PPE because I enjoy those 3 subjects and the course looks great but I no longer want to go into politics althoigh that might change... what else can you do with a degree in politics? How hard would be it to become a lawyer with a degree in PPE?
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    I know PPE is very useful for trying to get into politics and is one of the reasons I applied for it, however this time last year I would've never pictured myself saying this but I HATE politics. I've never really paid attention to current affairs because that's useless, it just promotes meaningless debate which only entrench your ideals so I used to read books and study history for political knowledge because we can directly evaluate its consequences and learn from it and re-evaluate our ideals.

    Anyway so I want to study PPE, I no longer want to go into politics but that might change... what else can you do with a degree in politics? How hard would be it to become a lawyer with a degree in PPE?
    Honestly, you can do a lot of things with a PPE degree as long as you have internship opportunities and such. One thing that you could do is perhaps go into Investment Banking or Business after graduation. Another thing that you can do is do a conversion course for law but I think that costs money and time. You could also do research if that is something that you want to do in economics.
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    Honestly, you can do a lot of things with a PPE degree as long as you have internship opportunities and such. One thing that you could do is perhaps go into Investment Banking or Business after graduation. Another thing that you can do is do a conversion course for law but I think that costs money and time. You could also do research if that is something that you want to do in economics.
    The thing with investment banking is, if I ever did decide I wanted to run for public office or something (It's something I'd like to keep as an option), I wouldn't be the most liked person I like the idea of business or some sort of analysts worker but not for the long term. Would it be a good idea to do something like law as a postgraduate degree, I would just reapply for law next year but I really like the PPE course I've researched the contents and love it so I guess I could go into research or just try and get in the civil service
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    The thing with investment banking is, if I ever did decide I wanted to run for public office or something (It's something I'd like to keep as an option), I wouldn't be the most liked person I like the idea of business or some sort of analysts worker but not for the long term. Would it be a good idea to do something like law as a postgraduate degree, I would just reapply for law next year but I really like the PPE course I've researched the contents and love it so I guess I could go into research or just try and get in the civil service
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    Yeah maybe aim for research/civil service jobs or law postgraduate/conversion course
    or alternatively you can work in Media (Journalist), a diplomat, or a NGO manager etc...

    tbh PPE is so interdisciplinary there are many things you can do
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
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    Yeah maybe aim for research/civil service jobs or law postgraduate/conversion course
    or alternatively you can work in Media (Journalist), a diplomat, or a NGO manager etc...

    tbh PPE is so interdisciplinary there are many things you can do
    Haha and thanks you're right.. i think I'm just gonna try and adapt a mindset of letting things fall into place, I have a rough idea of what i want to do and I dont have much control over my career right now except my university choices which I'm happy with.. the rest I'll just decide on the way. Media is something i love, i wish i was talented in the field though, I'd love to be a comedian Or some sort of editor/writer. NGO management and diplomat looks goods! Thanks
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    Haha and thanks you're right.. i think I'm just gonna try and adapt a mindset of letting things fall into place, I have a rough idea of what i want to do and I dont have much control over my career right now except my university choices which I'm happy with.. the rest I'll just decide on the way. Media is something i love, i wish i was talented in the field though, I'd love to be a comedian Or some sort of editor/writer. NGO management and diplomat looks goods! Thanks
    Yep adopt a flexible mindset and open outlook! Take opportunities as they come and don't waste them.

    Hahaha I wish I was a talented actor!

    All those could be possible career options: I have one more for you! Working for a political think tank or running one you'll get to publish articles and do research!

    No problem, I'm sure you will do great!

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