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You might feel that way - but in reality psychology encompasses a large number of subfields (which you might not realise comes under the field of psychology, i.e. perception and attention) which have made major contributions to our understanding of human behaviour.

I come at it different from angle (as opposed to a degree learner) as I'm conducting research in the field of eyewitness memory - research from which has gone on to form police policy in how police officers conduct interviews with witnesses to crimes.

So, from my perspective I would never say it's not fruitful. But hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
Psychology is incredibly useful for jobs within user experience design, which happens to be one of the highest paid jobs in tech. I'm a wannabe UXer and I wish I did psychology because I have a really strong interest in it, but it's a lil too late now haha
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Why are people really getting this angry, like people may consider degrees as useless because the might not worth be 9k/year or they may have limited job prospects or be really easy or whatever.
Might not be worth 9k a year to you, but it might to others who wish to pursue a certain career path.

You are not the arbiter when it comes to what degrees are useful.
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No, if you read my first response to your post I said that a subject is only useful in so far as it allows you to gain a job in your field of interest. If someone would like to study art and work in the art industry then what is that to you? Does it somehow devalue you because someone is working a job that isn't STEM?

Engineering students, in my experience, lack the most common sense. You do realise that STEM subjects are no more of a guarantee of a job than humanities/arts subject - the unemployment rate for both kinds of graduates is very similar.

What makes a subject worth 27k to you?
Oi

That's going to be my field!
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I mean, a first in Fine Art from Oxford is going to get you further than a 2:2 in Chemistry from idk...Birmingham Metropolitan. No degree is worthless if it's a first from a top uni.
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Bruv I'll have you know that I ain't lacking in common sense. I do agree with your first post about how it's applied to someone to a certain extent. When I was working at a charity shop the manager had the opinion of trash degrees like geography as she said she knew someone who had a son who became a lorry driver afterward, I knew that idea was nonsense since my dad works as a consultant. What irks me somewhat is when people take a degree since it's just a degree no matter the subject, they don't look ahead earlier as to what they want to become.
Oh yes, I am aware that there are many engineering students with common sense. However, I'm just going by my experiences and the number of engineering students I have met who just lack that kind of "street smarts".

It really is a toxic rhetoric that helps no one.
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Plus, most people don't go into their fields of study. The majority of decently paid non-specific jobs just ask for a degree, without specification. The whole point of a degree is that it provides transferable skills as well as specialism. Why slave away doing a engineering degree that you hate, only to go into the exact same civil service job as an Art graduate? Unless, of course, engineering is your passion and hate art- in which case, go for it!
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(Original post by Cubone-r)
No, if you read my first response to your post I said that a subject is only useful in so far as it allows you to gain a job in your field of interest. If someone would like to study art and work in the art industry then what is that to you? Does it somehow devalue you because someone is working a job that isn't STEM?

Engineering students, in my experience, lack the most common sense. You do realise that STEM subjects are no more of a guarantee of a job than humanities/arts subject - the unemployment rate for both kinds of graduates is very similar.

What makes a subject worth 27k to you?
You know studying engineering teaches you skills that actually useful in your life right ? such as problem solving skills, Time management, using computer and using Simulation to run CAD model and see how much pressure it can take. Also, very good with microsoft office. Engineering also taught you how to work in a group and work efficiently. Anyway, I am sorry about calling art easy. I am probably jealous because me and my classmates have to study all the time while other subjects are going out regularly.
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(Original post by kelela)
Psychology is incredibly useful for jobs within user experience design, which happens to be one of the highest paid jobs in tech. I'm a wannabe UXer and I wish I did psychology because I have a really strong interest in it, but it's a lil too late now haha
Indeed!

Psychologists also work on user-interfaces for the aviation industry. Aviation Psychology is a field in itself.

It's never too late.
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Oi

That's going to be my field!
Haha!

I thought it was a common joke that geniuses lack common sense for the most menial of tasks.
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Haha!

I thought it was a common joke that geniuses lack common sense for the most menial of tasks.
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There are some bizzare degrees out there.

Useless is really a relative term. A certain degree may be useless to you because you have no interest in the field compared to someone who does have an interest.

to me, a physcology degree is useless; heck I can't even spell it.
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Tourism.

You do not need a DEGREE to work in Tourism.
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You know studying engineering teaches you skills that actually useful in your life right ? such as problem solving skills, Time management, using computer and using Simulation to run CAD model and see how much pressure it can take. Also, very good with microsoft office. Engineering also taught you how to work in a group and work efficiently. Anyway, I am sorry about calling art easy. I am probably jealous because me and my classmates have to study all the time while other subjects are going out regularly.
Yes, because Engineering degrees are the only degrees that involve the use of Microsoft Office and group work.
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Worthless to who?
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What did you study? I bet you're 15.
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What did you study? I bet you're 15.
He says he's an engineering graduate, but I highly doubt that.
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Drama,Art and music are all worthless degrees
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Drama,Art and music are all worthless degrees
Please justify your claim.
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Please justify your claim.
No offence to anyone but if your not white and your studying any of those degrees your probably not going to end up going into that field of study.
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Psychology.
There is a 19% increase in demand for Psychologists up until 2024, which is higher than average. Psychology affects every aspect of life and can be used in jobs such as a child work, advertising and marketing, forensics and police work and even in business. The number of jobs that open up to someone who has a Psychology degree is extensive and they are needed in many industries. They can work alongside doctors and can help prevent mental illness. They have also discovered so much over the years that have been beneficial to doctors and other professionals.
Personally, I think they have a big impact on our world. They improve people's lives and in turn, may improve an entire economy.

(Original post by chungyanho)
When I was in university, when people told me they do art, I always have to be .............
I don't know about others but I think some university subjects are so easy and I normally just call them baby subjects xD.
I do find art pointless. I know someone who has an art degree, she's in debt of £27,000 and has no intention of using it. It's not necessarily easy; it involves a lot of history and writing essays about what an art piece shows/means. But in terms of what job roles they offer, it's very limited and I think a degree should be done to open up job opportunities! There are some others I see people post about and I'm like "how will that benefit you?" It's good to have an interest in your subject but it's even better to do a subject which offers you many job opportunities.
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