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Hi everyone, I have a degree in Sociology but I'm thinking of doing a masters as sociology covers a lot areas and would like to do something very specific. I was thinking of doing a law type Masters or psychology (just loosely thinking what I'm interested in). is getting a master's degree worth it because I have found my undergraduate degree to be worthless.
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Hi everyone, I have a degree in Sociology but I'm thinking of doing a masters as sociology covers a lot areas and would like to do something very specific. I was thinking of doing a law type Masters or psychology (just loosely thinking what I'm interested in). is getting a master's degree worth it because I have found my undergraduate degree to be worthless.
Think a masters would be just as useless
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Depends what course you’re doing. For masters you should be doing a more specific master degree rather than a generalist degree. It’s why your sociology degree is useless, because it’s too general and won’t guide you to a specific career role. If you do another generalist degree in master it will also be worthless.
Also do your master in a reputable uni known for their specialism. And should be known by employers. You can tell by what employers go to the uni events to scout applicants or graduates. Not to do guest lectures, though those can be a good sign. But ultimately those who directly scout the graduates are the real deal.
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Hi everyone, I have a degree in Sociology but I'm thinking of doing a masters as sociology covers a lot areas and would like to do something very specific. I was thinking of doing a law type Masters or psychology (just loosely thinking what I'm interested in). is getting a master's degree worth it because I have found my undergraduate degree to be worthless.
If you have a specific end goal in mind, and you know for certain that a master's degree can help you significantly to get there, then go for it. Most people who regret doing a master's are those who did one for the sake of it - either to stay in higher education longer or they didn't know what career to choose so picked a master's as a 'safe' option.
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Think a masters would be just as useless
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Most firms just want a degree. I have come to realise that humanities degrees are less enabling when it comes to jobs. If you are going to do a masters do a vocational one. My son had a journalism degree and couldn't get a job. He then did a masters in Building Surveying and was offered two very good jobs before completion
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Not too sure but I personally regret doing one now given that no one wants to give me a ****ing job
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If you want to be a sociologist yes, otherwise it would be a waste of money. I have a degree in psychology and found doing a master's totally pointless and a waste of money.
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I wouldn’t recommend taking a masters in law or psychology. Both of them are very broad subjects as well which will need specialisation. I agree with squaekysquirell. Going for a vocational one especially the ones that require placement will be best such as social work, occupational therapy, nursing etc.
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