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    Hello, I know this may be a controversial thing to ask considering that choosing a university course is something very personal, however, I will do it anyway.

    My problem is arising from the fact that I have an equal interest in History, Politics, Law and English, and thus, I am rather confused as to which one I should choose to study at university. (I also have no clear image of what I would want to do after I graduate).

    I understand that it might seem absurd to have more than one interest, however, these were my A-level choices and personal interests, and I find it particularly hard to have to decide to take just one whilst studying at University.

    I am seriously considering a gap year now....however, my family does not consent to this as their opinion is that choosing something to study for uni should be a very simple choice and they will not allow me to go out of education just because I am indecisive (still, I will be the first in my family to go to university so I do not know what to do and I did not find any real support from my college or my family).

    Could you guys help me with this matter?
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    Hello, I know this may be a controversial thing to ask considering that choosing a university course is something very personal, however, I will do it anyway.

    My problem is arising from the fact that I have an equal interest in History, Politics, Law and English, and thus, I am rather confused as to which one I should choose to study at university. (I also have no clear image of what I would want to do after I graduate).

    I understand that it might seem absurd to have more than one interest, however, these were my A-level choices and personal interests, and I find it particularly hard to have to decide to take just one whilst studying at University.

    I am seriously considering a gap year now....however, my family does not consent to this as their opinion is that choosing something to study for uni should be a very simple choice and they will not allow me to go out of education just because I am indecisive (still, I will be the first in my family to go to university so I do not know what to do and I did not find any real support from my college or my family).

    Could you guys help me with this matter?
    Well, have you considered a dual honours degree where your degree is made up of 2 subjects? Many Law degrees are offered with a secondary subject by universities for instance (e.g. Law with History, Law with Politics etc...)

    In terms of vocational considerations in the job market, all other things being equal I would suggest Law and English are the most useful degrees, with Politics less so. That said, there are a fair number of jobs, particularly public sector jobs, where the degree you do actually doesn't matter that much. So if you do a course you enjoy and get good marks, you'll be able to find a job of some sort so I wouldn't worry about that overly.
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    (Original post by spyter)
    Hello, I know this may be a controversial thing to ask considering that choosing a university course is something very personal, however, I will do it anyway.

    My problem is arising from the fact that I have an equal interest in History, Politics, Law and English, and thus, I am rather confused as to which one I should choose to study at university. (I also have no clear image of what I would want to do after I graduate).

    I understand that it might seem absurd to have more than one interest, however, these were my A-level choices and personal interests, and I find it particularly hard to have to decide to take just one whilst studying at University.

    I am seriously considering a gap year now....however, my family does not consent to this as their opinion is that choosing something to study for uni should be a very simple choice and they will not allow me to go out of education just because I am indecisive (still, I will be the first in my family to go to university so I do not know what to do and I did not find any real support from my college or my family).

    Could you guys help me with this matter?
    Hiya:

    What's your career plan?:holmes:


    PS. I've moved your thread into this sub-forum so that you'll hopefully get the replies you're after.


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    (Original post by spyter)
    Hello, I know this may be a controversial thing to ask considering that choosing a university course is something very personal, however, I will do it anyway.

    My problem is arising from the fact that I have an equal interest in History, Politics, Law and English, and thus, I am rather confused as to which one I should choose to study at university. (I also have no clear image of what I would want to do after I graduate).

    I understand that it might seem absurd to have more than one interest, however, these were my A-level choices and personal interests, and I find it particularly hard to have to decide to take just one whilst studying at University.

    I am seriously considering a gap year now....however, my family does not consent to this as their opinion is that choosing something to study for uni should be a very simple choice and they will not allow me to go out of education just because I am indecisive (still, I will be the first in my family to go to university so I do not know what to do and I did not find any real support from my college or my family).

    Could you guys help me with this matter?
    Sounds like a flexible honours degree could be a great fit for you or a liberal arts degree, where you can study modules in all the subjects you've mentioned for example this one http://www.bristol.ac.uk/unit-progra...Code=1ARTF004U
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    Hiya:

    What's your career plan?:holmes:


    PS. I've moved your thread into this sub-forum so that you'll hopefully get the replies you're after.


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    Hello, thank you very much for your help. Unfortunately I don't have any clear career path...I am seriously not set on anything in particular. I have considered working in media, publishing, civil service, or even the legal field. But I am seriously not set on anything.
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    Well, have you considered a dual honours degree where your degree is made up of 2 subjects? Many Law degrees are offered with a secondary subject by universities for instance (e.g. Law with History, Law with Politics etc...)

    In terms of vocational considerations in the job market, all other things being equal I would suggest Law and English are the most useful degrees, with Politics less so. That said, there are a fair number of jobs, particularly public sector jobs, where the degree you do actually doesn't matter that much. So if you do a course you enjoy and get good marks, you'll be able to find a job of some sort so I wouldn't worry about that overly.
    Hello,
    Thank you for your answer. I have tried to choose the subject where I get my best marks in, however, I get almost full marks in all of my subjects (#geek), and, to be honest, I find all the above subjects very interesting (hence the reason for choosing the at A level). In regards to combined degrees, I am very limited in my choices since I cannot leave greater London or very close places to London (like the immediate cities next to it, Iike Kent (since I cannot get a meintainance loan and I cannot afford to go anywhere else).

    Regarding Politics, I have honestly heard that Politics and International Relations is "better for opening job markets" than English would be. Could you, perhaps, give me some insight into that? Thank you in advance.
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    (Original post by spyter)
    I have considered working in media, publishing, civil service, or even the legal field. But I am seriously not set on anything.
    English and Law seem to be more useful than History or Politics for this, although all four can get you there very easily. I'd consider what you'd be using your degree for first, before jumping into it.
 
 
 
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