What are the most overrated degrees?

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DarthRoar
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(Original post by physicsamor)
Other degrees like mine economics, you still suffer through the degree and then face a rough period of unemployment. Overrated for the depression it causes smh
Econ is definitely one of the more employable degrees. Not as much as med/eng clearly, but it's up there.
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This thread would have made a good poll btw!

My answer: Economics; Psychology; Politics...
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No offence, but Viking Studies...is that an actual thing?
ngl I had to google it myself and turns out that UCL offer it which surprised me tbh
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I'd say any non stem degrees apart from Law. None of the other degrees have that much benefit to society
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Psychology. Most people pick it because they don't know what else to do and then they never use their degree because the field is too competitive and the job sector is saturated, oversubscribed and stressful.
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(Original post by Dechante)
ngl I had to google it myself and turns out that UCL offer it which surprised me tbh
That’s what I did too. 😂

I was quite surprised too. I’m yet to meet someone who is doing a Viking degree though.
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Biomed, psychology and law! All are useful degrees except for the fact everyone assumes that because we need research into mental illness or disease such as Alzheimer's there's gonna be jobs straight after graduation. These degrees are honestly oversaturated and overrated tbh
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politics because people think of the prestige of doing the degree
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I'd say any non stem degrees apart from Law. None of the other degrees have that much benefit to society
Lol this is such a dumb comment. Lots of law graduates do not even end up working in law because of how competitive it is to get into it.
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Surf Science and Technology and one NI Uni has a degree about Jedi training back in 2008 - I think it’s was withdrawn for obvious reasons.
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law is overrated. it's fun to study, but in the real world UK doesn't matter too much.
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All humanities and arts degrees, just hobbies, zero applicability. Most of STEM wont help you much either, especially if you end up with something like 2:2 BSc Neuroscience from a B list school.
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Business degrees are likely overrated in general 😂... But industry eats them up and they cost a ton.

I also have one... Starting the process of the 2nd BD in a month... 😂
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Data Science degrees that seem to be cropping up everywhere.
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(Original post by Quick-use)
Data Science degrees that seem to be cropping up everywhere.
But they are doing so because of the demand and the growth of the field, no?
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Data Science degrees that seem to be cropping up everywhere.
Those are just applied maths degrees re-branded. Kind of like now all low level expoly Network Engineering degrees are now called Cyber Security
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(Original post by Mojmeer)
Those are just applied maths degrees re-branded. Kind of like now all low level expoly Network Engineering degrees are now called Cyber Security
at warwick - data science is basically computer science + statistics with a little bit of maths. There aren't actually any dedicated "data science" modules until the 3rd year lol. Always thought data science was mainly a postgrad thing.
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But they are doing so because of the demand and the growth of the field, no?
Data Science degrees are a ploy to just take cash to be honest. It's something that's easily self-taught even as a hobby. Would be so much smarter to do a Comp Sci degree (programming) or Statistics, or even Economics.

As a result of this, Data Science graduates end up having an extremely shallow understanding of the field and certainly wouldn't be able to rise to the ranks of a Machine Learning Engineer (for example).
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Business studies. For people who want to go to University "for the experience" or to party, or they didn't know what they wanted to do for their degree.
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Business studies. For people who want to go to University "for the experience" or to party, or they didn't know what they wanted to do for their degree.
Have to say - most business students I've come across do fall in this category lol
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