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I’m struggling to decide which degree to do. I ultimately want to do a degree with decent pay and a guaranteed job tbh (don’t we all lol) and I’m not fussed about a massive salary. My targeted uni is Sheffield for almost all of these courses as that is what I can realistically get into.
The three degrees I’ve been looking at are Psychology, Law and Economics BA.

Psychology is probably the one I’d like to do the most and I would love to actually pursue a career in psychology as a clinical psychologist but the market is so saturated with graduates and the places to get a clinical psychology training placement is insanely difficult so I’m slowly moving away from it, although this does appeal to me the most.

Law is another subject which I have a decent interest in, but like Psychology, the market is also so saturated and competitive that actually pursuing a healthy career in law is extremely difficult (I’m also about 90% sure I wouldn’t get a training contract from any of the big firms regardless, and the chance of getting a Pupillage to be a barrister is about 0.001%)

And lastly I was looking at the Economics BA degree at Sheffield as another option. This one I’m not so certain about; I’m very interested in the subject itself, but I’m not sure about how useful the degree is, whether a BSC is more useful, and if getting a BA economics degree from Sheffield is actually that useful. Probably best to note that I can’t do the BSC because I don’t have a maths A level

I’m honestly not set on any degree at the moment and if any of you have others you’d like to throw into the mix I’d love to hear it. Sorry if this isn’t as cohesive as perhaps I’d have liked it to be.
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I’m struggling to decide which degree to do. I ultimately want to do a degree with decent pay and a guaranteed job tbh (don’t we all lol) and I’m not fussed about a massive salary. My targeted uni is Sheffield for almost all of these courses as that is what I can realistically get into.
The three degrees I’ve been looking at are Psychology, Law and Economics BA.

Psychology is probably the one I’d like to do the most and I would love to actually pursue a career in psychology as a clinical psychologist but the market is so saturated with graduates and the places to get a clinical psychology training placement is insanely difficult so I’m slowly moving away from it, although this does appeal to me the most.

Law is another subject which I have a decent interest in, but like Psychology, the market is also so saturated and competitive that actually pursuing a healthy career in law is extremely difficult (I’m also about 90% sure I wouldn’t get a training contract from any of the big firms regardless, and the chance of getting a Pupillage to be a barrister is about 0.001%)

And lastly I was looking at the Economics BA degree at Sheffield as another option. This one I’m not so certain about; I’m very interested in the subject itself, but I’m not sure about how useful the degree is, whether a BSC is more useful, and if getting a BA economics degree from Sheffield is actually that useful. Probably best to note that I can’t do the BSC because I don’t have a maths A level

I’m honestly not set on any degree at the moment and if any of you have others you’d like to throw into the mix I’d love to hear it. Sorry if this isn’t as cohesive as perhaps I’d have liked it to be.
So ,it's probably too late to answer this, but I'd say do the subject you want to, and ofcourse some research on it( shouldve dkne research on mine but oh well) anyway, then look at the courses your uni offers and try get one with a placement year so you can gain experience and still get a place despite the saturation
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I’m struggling to decide which degree to do. I ultimately want to do a degree with decent pay and a guaranteed job tbh (don’t we all lol) and I’m not fussed about a massive salary. My targeted uni is Sheffield for almost all of these courses as that is what I can realistically get into.
The three degrees I’ve been looking at are Psychology, Law and Economics BA.

Psychology is probably the one I’d like to do the most and I would love to actually pursue a career in psychology as a clinical psychologist but the market is so saturated with graduates and the places to get a clinical psychology training placement is insanely difficult so I’m slowly moving away from it, although this does appeal to me the most.

Law is another subject which I have a decent interest in, but like Psychology, the market is also so saturated and competitive that actually pursuing a healthy career in law is extremely difficult (I’m also about 90% sure I wouldn’t get a training contract from any of the big firms regardless, and the chance of getting a Pupillage to be a barrister is about 0.001%)

And lastly I was looking at the Economics BA degree at Sheffield as another option. This one I’m not so certain about; I’m very interested in the subject itself, but I’m not sure about how useful the degree is, whether a BSC is more useful, and if getting a BA economics degree from Sheffield is actually that useful. Probably best to note that I can’t do the BSC because I don’t have a maths A level

I’m honestly not set on any degree at the moment and if any of you have others you’d like to throw into the mix I’d love to hear it. Sorry if this isn’t as cohesive as perhaps I’d have liked it to be.
Economics BA vs Economics BSc does not necessarily imply more mathsy vs less mathsy or the other way

Check the requirements for each and then you’re good

As for options economics offers, it’s pretty widely accepted for civil service roles of all kinds

Financial Services, Professional Services, Logistics/operations, sometimes even a gateway to Marketing (tho business studies and perhaps even psychology is probably better for marketing)

Then ofc the standard places like education, higher education and professional economists
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