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I am currently in year 12 and can’t decide what to study at uni. I take Media, English lang and lit and Business management - I’m pretty sure I don’t want anything to do with business. I was sure I was going to study media and communications but have been told it’s a useless degree, there’s also media production but i’m not sure if i’m good enough. Help :/
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https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/a-level-explorer
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This should help narrow down your choices - https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/a-level-explorer
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(Original post by emmaxoakley)
I am currently in year 12 and can’t decide what to study at uni. I take Media, English lang and lit and Business management - I’m pretty sure I don’t want anything to do with business. I was sure I was going to study media and communications but have been told it’s a useless degree, there’s also media production but i’m not sure if i’m good enough. Help :/
Deciding what to study can definitely be a very daunting task!
I think I researched about to 10 different subjects when I then finally had my heart set on English! My advice for you would be to research different universities and look at the range of courses and modules they offer and really look for what speaks out to you and what you would feel you would enjoy! Open days are also a good way to grasp what university feels the most like home to you. Most universities offer the same topic but completely different modules.

If media production is something you are interested in don't hesitate to look into it! At university, there are usually large support teams who will help you in your journey. No degree topic is worthless so I generally wouldn't listen to those types of comments.
I've linked a few courses I think you'd be interested in at kent as a starting point in your journey!

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/under.../media-studies
https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/under...-media-studies

Wishing you all the best!
- Dale
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You have until Jan 2022 to decide this.
Go to some in-person Uni Open Days in September and go to at least 3 different subject talks at each one - to see what subjects are and are they what you thought they would be like at Uni level? Don't just go for one of the subjects you are doing at A level - be more adventurous. There are heaps of degrees out there that don't need specific A level subjects. 'Media' isnt 'useless' but there are plenty of other areas you could also look at that might be more interesting.

Law - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/unde...s/2021/law-llb
American Studies - https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergr...erican-studies
Cultural Studies and Film - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/under...udies-and-film
English and Media (placement or study abroad option) - https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/under...dia-studies-ba
Sociology and Cultural Studies - https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/under...ral-studies-ba
Advertising and Brand Management - https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergra...communications
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(Original post by emmaxoakley)
I am currently in year 12 and can’t decide what to study at uni. I take Media, English lang and lit and Business management - I’m pretty sure I don’t want anything to do with business. I was sure I was going to study media and communications but have been told it’s a useless degree, there’s also media production but i’m not sure if i’m good enough. Help :/
Hello emmaxoakley,

I am Tia, a final year BA (Hons) Communication and Media student at Bournemouth University. I took media, english lang and psychology and I found media and english to be the perfect a levels for this degree. Also, I wouldn't listen to whoever told you it is a pointless degree and if it is what you want to do then do it!

Our university has found it actually makes us more employable as we cover such a broad scope of topics there are so many career paths you can go down. Employers also like that because you covered a wide range of subjects, it means you are very versatile and can do more tasks, for example if you get a job in marketing but they need someone to write a press release for the PR department, you could do it as you studied both subjects. I am hoping to go into either marketing, PR, TV, or radio, and because my course covers so much it means I can do any of them. Pretty much all my friends from the course have already got grad jobs and we only finished around a month ago! You can take a look at the unit options on the website: https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/...on-year-option

The course does a lot of theory work such as looking into how the media impacts society and norms, but it also has a lot of practical elements such as creating campaigns for big companies or a blog. You can also do a placement while you're at BU so when you graduate you'll have experience as well as your degree, making you even more employable. I've found that with the assignments, a lot of them can be tailored to your interests, so if you have a particular career industry in mind you can start to steer things in that direction.

I've loved my time on the degree at Bournemouth and recommend it to anyone.

I hope this has helped, Tia
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So to narrow down your choices you can knock off any degree that requires science or maths based so the wider fields you can study are accounting, arts, business, communications, criminology, data, economics, English, finance, history?, law, liberal arts, modern languages, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology, theology

Hope this helps
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