Which degree is more useful than the other between geology and philosophy?

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Geology at UCL or Philosophy at UCL?

Biochemistry at Kings or Biomedical science at Kings?

I love science but I also love philosophy. I have stupidly used all five choices for philosophy and I don’t know how I would change them now.

Can I get good jobs in public sector (management positions) with a 1st in either of them if topped up with an MBA from a reputed business school?

PS I already have two years of experience in support officer roles which I have drawn a significant skillset from. I also plan to do a lot of internships and join societies.

Does it matter what I study?
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If you want to work in public sector management then you don’t need a science degree (and an mba taken immediately post graduation is worthless/a rip off)
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(Original post by Bookworm04)
Geology at UCL or Philosophy at UCL?

Biochemistry at Kings or Biomedical science at Kings?

I love science but I also love philosophy. I have stupidly used all five choices for philosophy and I don’t know how I would change them now.

Can I get good jobs in public sector (management positions) with a 1st in either of them if topped up with an MBA from a reputed business school?

PS I already have two years of experience in support officer roles which I have drawn a significant skillset from. I also plan to do a lot of internships and join societies.

Does it matter what I study?
As PQ said an MBA is a waste of time and money straight out of uni, also fairly useless (well maybe not useless but theres definitely better degrees to get) if you want to be a public servant in Whitehall.
In terms of degrees though, few of them will be of direct use for the public sector unless its a very specialised role/department (hence why few positions demand any specific degrees) to be perfectly frank just do something youre interested in and will get a good grade from. Having spoken to plenty of recruiters in government (granted mainly in Aussie and NZL, not the UK) for generalist positions then social science/humanities tend to be of somewhat more direct use (especially when it comes to report writing and such).

Have you considered doing a MPP though (i assume theres undergrad degrees in policy as well) as any school of government worth its salt will offer several modules in public sector management. Having done a couple myself they're quite useful for getting a broad understanding of whats required. Equally, depending on the school, you can usually tailor a policy degree to be much more management focused. although, from what youve said, you'd still be coming in at a lower grade than management and would be looking to be promoted up right? In which case, much of the skills youd be after youd do better to pick up whilst working in the public sector itself (be it general experience, specific projects or courses you can be sent on).
Thats just my two cents though
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Well - for many (most?) careers you might look at the difference in employability between the courses you are looking at is negligible. Biology type degrees don't have some great career outcomes on average despite what people should about STEM. Geology is a different matter - can be very dependent on demand in the oil and minerals industries.

Between these I think you would be best advised to study what you like most and use your time at university to build demonstrable skills. Might be a bit different if you were also considering maths and philosopy, or computer science.
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