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    (Original post by paperclip)
    They seem to encourage some "mickey mouse" subjects, like music, .
    How rude! Though I do think that music education at KS3 and 4 should ensure that pupils are able to read music and play an instrument to a certain grade. That there were students in my class who couldn't play an instrument to save their life, sang flat as a pancake and still ended up with a B is a complete joke.

    On the point of free schools in general, my main qualm is that I can see them being set up by middle class parents to serve middle class children, diverting government funds away from schools and students which may need more support. The West London free school is a prime example, from its location in a more affluent area of West London to its curriculum.
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    How rude!
    Mickey mouse is in inverted commas for a reason.

    I don't believe mickey mouse subjects exist...
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Mickey mouse is in inverted commas for a reason.

    I don't believe mickey mouse subjects exist...
    I didn't think music was ever considered a mickey mouse subject.
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    Music is a mickey mouse subject.
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    I didn't think music was ever considered a mickey mouse subject.
    Oh, i thought it was?

    I've always thought it was as the definition of a mickey mouse subject is one that doesn't have a large relevance in the labour market. Now, because music isn't really required to go into (most) musical professions, and isn't particularly popular around employers (if you look at the graduate prospects for music students) i thought it was. As i've said, i don't really care about what people consider mickey mouse or not, afterall, i was gonna do a sociology degree :p:
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    "mickey mouse degree" is just an insult...people dont like that people are doing something they dont attach value to, so they invent pathetic slurs against them for doing so, its kinda sad really...
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Oh, i thought it was?

    I've always thought it was as the definition of a mickey mouse subject is one that doesn't have a large relevance in the labour market. Now, because music isn't really required to go into (most) musical professions, and isn't particularly popular around employers (if you look at the graduate prospects for music students) i thought it was. As i've said, i don't really care about what people consider mickey mouse or not, afterall, i was gonna do a sociology degree :p:
    Psychology is possibly the most mickey mouse degree you could have apart from art or philosophy.
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    (Original post by Seven_Three)
    Psychology is possibly the most mickey mouse degree you could have apart from art or philosophy.
    :nopity:
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    (Original post by paperclip)
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    Psychology has one of the lowest graduate employment rates and one of the lowest wages for graduates. At least with sociology you could become some sort of government busy body and getover paid in the public sector, that'll be really hard with psychology.
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    (Original post by Seven_Three)
    Psychology has one of the lowest graduate employment rates and one of the lowest wages for graduates. At least with sociology you could become some sort of government busy body and getover paid in the public sector, that'll be really hard with psychology.
    Doing something i love > doing something that'll make me money.

    I was doing sociology and psychology at Surrey, one of the best places in the country to do sociology (and pretty good for psychology). However, i disliked the course and wanted to switch to straight psychology, as they didn't let me i dropped out and applied to ex polys. This is how much i love psychology.
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Doing something i love > doing something that'll make me money.

    I was doing sociology and psychology at Surrey, one of the best places in the country to do sociology (and pretty good for psychology). However, i disliked the course and wanted to switch to straight psychology, as they didn't let me i dropped out and applied to ex polys. This is how much i love psychology.
    You better enjoy it, it's only gonna be good for three years.
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    (Original post by Seven_Three)
    You better enjoy it, it's only gonna be good for three years.
    I will!
    Plus, probably doing a masters/PGCE afterwords, and those pretty much guarantee me a graduate job :p:
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Oh, i thought it was?

    I've always thought it was as the definition of a mickey mouse subject is one that doesn't have a large relevance in the labour market. Now, because music isn't really required to go into (most) musical professions, and isn't particularly popular around employers (if you look at the graduate prospects for music students) i thought it was. As i've said, i don't really care about what people consider mickey mouse or not, afterall, i was gonna do a sociology degree :p:
    Ok, so physics is also a mickey mouse subject then.
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    (Original post by yituool)
    Ok, so physics is also a mickey mouse subject then.
    Stop being reactionary. As i've said, i don't believe any subject is 'mickey mouse', if you've got a problem with that definition, speak to Margaret Hodge
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Stop being reactionary. As i've said, i don't believe any subject is 'mickey mouse', if you've got a problem with that definition, speak to Margaret Hodge
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Doing something i love > doing something that'll make me money.

    I was doing sociology and psychology at Surrey, one of the best places in the country to do sociology (and pretty good for psychology). However, i disliked the course and wanted to switch to straight psychology, as they didn't let me i dropped out and applied to ex polys. This is how much i love psychology.
    I agree with you. I also reject the idea of a 'mickey mouse' subject. If someone likes doing a certain subject, then who am I to say it is 'mickey mouse'. If someone enjoys doing media studies, then that's cool. When you leave university and want to go into a different career or whatever, you can then acquire those skills.
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    (Original post by Seven_Three)
    Psychology is possibly the most mickey mouse degree you could have apart from art or philosophy.
    =/ how is Philosophy a mickey mouse subject? It's ******* difficult.
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    (Original post by Seven_Three)
    Psychology is possibly the most mickey mouse degree you could have apart from art or philosophy.
    How exactly is philosophy a 'mickey mouse' degree? I'd say it's one of the degrees i respect most..
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    Isn't this meant to be "Ask a Socialist" not "Do Mickey Mouse Degrees exist?"

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    (Original post by xXedixXx)
    Isn't this meant to be "Ask a Socialist" not "Do Mickey Mouse Degrees exist?"

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    All the ''Ask a Threads'' go off on tangents at some point.
 
 
 
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