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    I'm doing a degree in law, what do YOU think?
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    For me, it was a combination of both. Economics is extremely interesting, I find, and also it compromises a variety of disciplines I thoroughly enjoy (including politics, statistics, law, etc.). Additionally, I need a degree in it to become a professional economist or work in economic policy formation, and of course the salaries are very tempting!
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    Love love love! Love love love! Love love love love love love...

    (As in, the start of 'All You Need is Love' )

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    I'm not actually doing law for the money, as opposed to just about everyone else. I'm doing it because I enjoy it, and it's interesting.

    Doesn't mean to say that I won't end up doing history and sociology instead, just because it's really interesting
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    Both, I love Business and Management and therefore I excel at it however I hear in certain roles the pay isn't bad either
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    for love i would have done mechanical engineering, but for money, i have done what im doing now.

    its really hard to tell whether you will still love it when you are doing a degree course. your passion/interest can change, + a uni course can transform your interest into something dreadful and dry.

    of course you cant do something if you absolutely hate it, even though it offers good job prospects. personally, 40% interest, 60% money.
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    (Original post by Belle-x)
    Something I love. I don't see the point in being in something just for the money if you hate it, I can't think of anything worse! I'd much rather do something I enjoyed, regardless of how much it paid..(Well, within reason..!)
    Exactly!

    I chose love; I believe that it's not worth doing something for a living if you don't enjoy what it is that you do. Even if some job might get me a lot of money, I don't care. I think it’s a shame that you see so many people around who don’t spend enough time with the people in their lives - I guess I’m a sentimental person but I’d rather live with a low-paid job and a loving partner than join the rat race or try to get myself higher up the career ladder. Apart from the financial burden, this is the main reason why I decided against becoming a pilot.
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    both. I happen to really enjoy a subject that could make me a lot of money in the future.
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    Neither, I picked it because it's easy as.
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    Love.

    I learned from my first 2 mistakes (I'd previously applied for Law and then I applied for medicine - hated both, took a year out and now I'm off to read Philosophy :awesome:).
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    for love i would have done mechanical engineering, but for money, i have done what im doing now.

    its really hard to tell whether you will still love it when you are doing a degree course. your passion/interest can change, + a uni course can transform your interest into something dreadful and dry.

    of course you cant do something if you absolutely hate it, even though it offers good job prospects. personally, 40% interest, 60% money.
    You're doing a pretty awesome degree tbh. I'm somewhat envious.

    I love my subject, and although it is considered relatively employable, the areas one normally goes into after studying Mathematics are ones I have gone off completely.
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    Only thing I'm good at!
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    I'll be doing Creative Writing, more for the love side of things, clearly, but I could end up with £££ as a side effect due to making contacts in the literary world, or if I decide to do a PGCE and become a teacher.

    What's the point in doing a course just for the money if you end up doing a related job, hating it, thus quitting and ending up doing something totally different?
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    I doubt very much Archaeology is a well paid profession ;D So I chose it for the love of it
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    love. considering when i read about "so you want to do archaeology at university" the first thing mentioned was 'dont'. :indiff: its the best though
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    I'm going to do mine for both reasons I suppose more because I love it, and I'm just lucky it has potential to pay very well. But on the other hand, the money at the end was not entirely ignored.
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    combination of both, but mainly because its the only subject i'm naturally good at
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    You should choose a course that has both of those attributes, and hopefully something that is interesting and stimulating anyway! http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/edit...ost&p=20138113
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    (Original post by Strath'(Grad)HistoryGirl)
    Hi

    Did you choose you degree course because you loved the subject or did you go for what you thought would pay well after graduation? Or perhaps you are a combination of both?
    I did psychology for the first two years and hated it. The lecturers could NOT stop talking about statistics. I felt that I was given the wrong idea about psychology in first year because statistics were very rarely mentioned.
    Personally I would rather study a subject that I loved than do a degree in a subject just because it paid very well. Because the workload is so demanding and relentless - it is common to have 2-3 essays due in at the same time - you must have a genuine enthusiasm for your subject or you will struggle.
    Make no mistake, all I care about is the $$$$ I got my mind on DOUGH 24/7 baby thats why i'm the best
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    Certainly not the money lol!

    Due to commence a BSc (Hons) in Motorsport Technology this September.
 
 
 
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