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    I have finished my first year of study at Brunel in Economics and Politics. I did not do good in the economics and failed one module. I am now considering changing both the university and the course. I have applied to a number of unis including Greenwich and westminster.

    Now for Greenwich I have applied to study Politics starting from second year. For Westminster I have applied for BSc accounting and business management to start from the first year. I am sort of undecided between the two for a number of reasons such as having wasted a year already, my age (24), financial constraints ( i.e. tution, transportation) and the job prospects. Moroever, I am told that graduating from university with an accounting degree does not fully qualify you as an accountant. You still need to have ACCA something:confused: . So this is the story really.

    Please advice me on my choices particualarly in terms of future employment prospects.
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    If you did poorly at Economics why do you want to do Business and Accounting? Doesn't it suggest that you're better at a more arts-based subject like Politics than a more mathematical subject? And nevermind the career prosepects, aren't you going to be better off getting a high mark in a subject you're good at than a bad mark in a more employable course which you hated and had to slog through? I don't think the job that came after would be much fun either.

    Correct me if I'm jumping to an incorrect assumption about your situation.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    If you did poorly at Economics why do you want to do Business and Accounting? Doesn't it suggest that you're better at a more arts-based subject like Politics than a more mathematical subject? And nevermind the career prosepects, aren't you going to be better off getting a high mark in a subject you're good at than a bad mark in a more employable course which you hated and had to slog through? I don't think the job that came after would be much fun either.

    Correct me if I'm jumping to an incorrect assumption about your situation.
    What you have recommended is well suited to the case. However, I forgot to mention that I did BTEC Business Managent at college and I did quite well. I could do well in the type of Mathematics required in accounting. That is not my concern. The real concern again I might sound to narrow-minded is the job prospects in either. Although I love politcs and very much engaged in int when I think of where can I possibly work once graduate I have a very short list of occupations in mind.

    Please tell me more about the potentiality of doing politics in the job market
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    (Original post by mezitli)
    Please tell me more about the potentiality of doing politics in the job market
    You'll have to wait for somebody more knowledgeable to come along, but I'm sure most would say that a Business or Accounting course would be better than Politics from the perspective of an employer.
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    You'll have to wait for somebody more knowledgeable to come along, but I'm sure most would say that a Business or Accounting course would be better than Politics from the perspective of an employer.
    I think this depends on the type of career that the Original Poster is wanting to enter. As far as I am aware, many graduate jobs do not require subject specific knowledge (specialist fields excluded). I'm studying English Literature, which is not vocationally-related, but perhaps someone with knowledge of these fields will be able to provide better advice.
 
 
 

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