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    For me personally yes (well I haven't got anything to compare it to, but I do enjoy it most of the time :P)
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    Although I have aknowledged in this thread the impressiveness of studying Medicine - when someone says they've studied Mathematics at Cambridge, that's perhaps more impressive.
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    I simply have to vote yes as i am a medic, it is the best degree for me and i cannot imagine myself doing anything else!
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    (Original post by menaa-x)
    No, it depends what YOU think is the best.
    I have absolutely no doubt this is the best degree :awesome:
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    (Original post by crazyferret)
    I have absolutely no doubt this is the best degree :awesome:
    :rofl: Definitely! Gosh, silly me for planning to apply for English :ninja:
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    (Original post by menaa-x)
    :rofl: Definitely! Gosh, silly me for planning to apply for English :ninja:
    My finger is hovering over the "withdraw application" button on track :p:
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    (Original post by crazyferret)
    My finger is hovering over the "withdraw application" button on track :p:
    Hah, oh please do :awesome:
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    (Original post by Jack Sparrow)
    Thats the thing. How do we define what best or good is?

    But if there was a measure of the best rounded degree e.g. earnings, time it takes to find a job , the jobs available and the social status attached etc... all the things that makes a degree

    Would medicine top the charts?
    You think those things make a degree? What a sad and dull little universe you live in.
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    It's a pretty good degree, perhaps even the best, if you want to become a doctor. Otherwise, it's not particularly useful and certainly not value for money.
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    Depends on what you want to do :moon:

    I suppose it does come with quite good job oppourtunities but for me doing medicine would be hell :indiff:
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    (Original post by Jack Sparrow)
    I was talking more about an imaginary list of the best subjects at degree level.

    On your logic all university rankings are useless. And if I asked is Oxford the best university you would be in a pickle. (You would have to list the courses individually.)

    What is doing Law got to do with anything?
    Quite clearly there is no "best degree" for everyone, as an example if someone wanted to be a lawyer a medicine degree would not be the best degree they could do. By my logic university rankings are not useless because any sensible applicant picks a uni with a good ranking in their subject, so if I wanted to do Maths Oxford is not the best university, for the arts prhaps it is. The courses are listed individually on things like the Times guide for that very reason.
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    (Original post by crazyferret)
    I have absolutely no doubt this is the best degree
    It is pretty cool, although industrial brewing and distilling is just specialised process engineering so it isn't just about getting pissed. The yearly student beer festival at Heriot-Watt is pretty special though. It's a good degree to have in the brewing and distilling industries.
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    (Original post by Leviathon)
    Quite clearly there is no "best degree" for everyone, as an example if someone wanted to be a lawyer a medicine degree would not be the best degree they could do. By my logic university rankings are not useless because any sensible applicant picks a uni with a good ranking in their subject, so if I wanted to do Maths Oxford is not the best university, for the arts prhaps it is. The courses are listed individually on things like the Times guide for that very reason.
    Indeed, I wouldn't want to do anything else but Medicine, however it does have its downsides.

    Also, which college are you going to for PPE?
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlett)
    Indeed, I wouldn't want to do anything else but Medicine, however it does have its downsides.

    Also, which college are you going to for PPE?
    Oriel, are you an Oxford applicant too?
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    For health sector, yes. For finance - economics/maths is. For law - law is (obviously lol). for technology/engineering - maths and engineering is. not really that tough to figure out now is it...
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    (Original post by Leviathon)
    Quite clearly there is no "best degree" for everyone, as an example if someone wanted to be a lawyer a medicine degree would not be the best degree they could do. By my logic university rankings are not useless because any sensible applicant picks a uni with a good ranking in their subject, so if I wanted to do Maths Oxford is not the best university, for the arts prhaps it is. The courses are listed individually on things like the Times guide for that very reason.
    What if someone wanted to be a doctor and thought medicine was the "best degree" but because they could not get in they became a lawyer. Therefore they wanted to do law and become a lawyer by necessity.
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    (Original post by AEH)
    You think those things make a degree? What a sad and dull little universe you live in.
    No I never said that. It is impossible for me to list what makes a degree. Those were examples of what some people "might" consider as important factors.

    I never said for once that those things "make a degree".


    And for the insult you left for me:
    I live in the same universe as you therefore making your universe "sad and dull". And you think those things make a universe?
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    (Original post by Jack Sparrow)
    No I never said that. It is impossible for me to list what makes a degree. Those were examples of what some people "might" consider as important factors.

    I never said for once that those things "make a degree".


    And for the insult you left for me:
    I live in the same universe as you therefore making your universe "sad and dull". And you think those things make a universe?
    This must be what going mad feels like.
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    There's no such thing as a 'best degree' :lolwut:

    Thread fail...
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    There's no such thing as a 'best degree'

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    Why not?

    What do you mean by "thread fail" how can a thread fail? Theres no such thing. :yes:
 
 
 
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