Is it ok to apply for a uni course if I don't know what job I would go into after?

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I want to apply for english literature/History at university but I don't know if I want to go into that field after. I just really want to study the subjects, but working with them is a different matter. Is this irresponsible? I really feel like I need to get some experience at uni so its the place I want to go regardless. But I don't have any plan for what would possibly come next.
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Of course it's okay! I'm going into my 3rd year of studying English after the summer and still don't know what I want to do! With most subjects (esp humanities and social sciences) you can just kinda go into a lot of different jobs on grad schemes etc, it's more about the skills you learn at uni rather than the actual subject matter
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(Original post by Hoshiko)
I want to apply for english literature/History at university but I don't know if I want to go into that field after. I just really want to study the subjects, but working with them is a different matter. Is this irresponsible? I really feel like I need to get some experience at uni so its the place I want to go regardless. But I don't have any plan for what would possibly come next.
Hey Hoshiko!

Its a great idea to study something you're interested in and like no matter what you're going to do after!
So many students don't go into their field of study but it doesn't matter
You gain and improve upon so many skills whilst at uni and its this that makes you employable in the future

I hope this helps!
Eloise - Official Student Rep
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