Is journalism a good degree for being a detective uk

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I really want to be a detective ,in the UK, and I read that you must have 2 years experience in the police force along with 2 years of experience in another field I have wanted to be journalist fir many years and was wondering if a degree in journalism and then two years as a journalist is a good degree to get into being a detective ?
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I really want to be a detective ,in the UK, and I read that you must have 2 years experience in the police force along with 2 years of experience in another field I have wanted to be journalist fir many years and was wondering if a degree in journalism and then two years as a journalist is a good degree to get into being a detective ?
Highly doubt it. A journalism degree is generally the study of the academic field of journalism within the media. Looking at the history of the press, media rights etc. It's not a very employable degree even if you wanted to become a journalist. Most newspaper/media companies prefer if you have any other type of degree to be honest.

If I were you, I would just do a degree in something else or maybe join a degree scheme that allows you to join the police directly? I don't know if it exists but I'd be surprised if it didn't.
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Highly doubt it. A journalism degree is generally the study of the academic field of journalism within the media. Looking at the history of the press, media rights etc. It's not a very employable degree even if you wanted to become a journalist. Most newspaper/media companies prefer if you have any other type of degree to be honest.

If I were you, I would just do a degree in something else or maybe join a degree scheme that allows you to join the police directly? I don't know if it exists but I'd be surprised if it didn't.
Genuine question: why do news companies prefer other degrees over a journalism degree? For example, if i have a maths degree, surely those skills wouldn’t be that useful for being a journalist as well. Or, why are Art history, music, theology , philosophy, chemistry, biology, physics degrees better than journalism?
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Genuine question: why do news companies prefer other degrees over a journalism degree? For example, if i have a maths degree, surely those skills wouldn’t be that useful for being a journalist as well. Or, why are Art history, music, theology , philosophy, chemistry, biology, physics degrees better than journalism?
A journalism degree provides you with academic knowledge of the media. Again, looking at the history and development of press etc.

Literally any other degree is useful because in the media industry, you need specialists. You need people excellent with numbers (Maths) to work in financial journalism and the same with biology, chemistry etc. Other humanities degrees like History and English Lit will be more useful because of the intensive research and writing skills that they require which can be applied to media in general.

Disclaimer: I don't work in the journalism sector. Everything I've said is based on the information I collected when I extensively researched journalism degrees and the journalism work sector before.
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