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    You know what's grinding my gears? The fact that nobody has given cpr **** for thinking this was the made/ruined thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Depends on whether you have a proper degree or not.
    Um... no.

    Anyway yeah its Interior Design as Jimbo said, which was booming about a year ago here... but now of course since Ive graduated, its slowed down to a slow jog. Im not even looking for a specific int des job, looking to get into the products and so on - its still a 'mare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    They're pretty useful if you want to work in relevant fields...

    If you want to be a chef, perhaps not so much. On the other hand though, degrees in humanities that focus on research and communication skills probably have more benefit across a range of careers than, say, a degree in physics, which is only going to be of particular use in a small range of fields.

    ....agree here....my degree was Biochemistry,which as a science does have a broader use and benefit than say Physics,but still not as much across a range of careers as a degree in humanities...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    Still think more jobs would be relevant to a sociology degree then a physics one was my point...so the "vast majority" would be in favour of the sociology and not the physics, despite their apparent ability to do both. Each to their own though.
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    ....agree here....my degree was Biochemistry,which as a science does have a broader use and benefit than say Physics,but still not as much across a range of careers as a degree in humanities...
    Yeah, i would just say that in my experience a lot of employers would prefer a Physics degree over a humanities one, because Physics is so much more difficult. They'd have more faith in the intelligence of a Physics grad than a sociology one.

    I don't have a lot to back this up. It's just personal experience really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    They're pretty useful if you want to work in relevant fields...

    If you want to be a chef, perhaps not so much. On the other hand though, degrees in humanities that focus on research and communication skills probably have more benefit across a range of careers than, say, a degree in physics, which is only going to be of particular use in a small range of fields.
    Well if you have a degree in Phsyics (for example), then the likelihood is that when searching for your first or second jobs, people are not going to turn you down, whatever field of work it is in. My parents know quite well somebody who is the head of human resources at a big Law firm in Leeds and they said that they don't really mind if you have any sort of science degree, they will take you seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post


    You're joking?
    Why would I be? If you are looking for a job, in say a newspaper, television/radio or film which is what I assume most people taking Media Studies are looking to do, you'd clearly be much better off doing a degree in a more academic Arts subject such as History or English.

    Obviously if you want to go into an area such as interior design or something like that, then taking a degree based around that area would probably be the better thing to do. It's just when you have the very broad degrees such as Media/Film Studies that are pointless, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Yeah, i would just say that in my experience a lot of employers would prefer a Physics degree over a humanities one, because Physics is so much more difficult. They'd have more faith in the intelligence of a Physics grad than a sociology one.

    I don't have a lot to back this up. It's just personal experience really.
    Unless it's a job that directly involves the application of Physics, I'd say this isn't actually true. If someone with a Physics degree is applying for a completely unrelated job straight out of uni it'll set off all sorts of warning sounds with recruiters that they're not actually much cop at their degree subject, especially if they've come out with a 2:2 or lower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    If someone with a Physics degree is applying for a completely unrelated job straight out of uni it'll set off all sorts of warning sounds with recruiters that they're not actually much cop at their degree subject.
    Bollocks. My missus has a Physics Masters and whereever she applied for a job (all work completely un-Physics related) they wanted to snap her up. This is a fair while ago now, and just after she finished her degree, but whilst there were a lot of "Why the change in direction?" type questions, no one ever said that they counted it against her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Bollocks. My missus has a Physics Masters and whereever she applied for a job (all work completely un-Physics related) they wanted to snap her up. This is a fair while ago now, and just after she finished her degree, but whilst there were a lot of "Why the change in direction?" type questions, no one ever said that they counted it against her.
    Well, they wouldn't, would they?

    &, as someone whose job is not unconnected to recruitment, I can assure you it isn't bollocks. That's not to say people can't overcome it, but it's the kind of obvious thing recruiters and agencies use for sifts when they have x-hundred CVs to wade through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Well, they wouldn't, would they?
    You say that, but plenty of people told me that my degree in Wicker Basket Construction & Conversational Esperanto was going to be of no use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    You know what's grinding my gears? The fact that nobody has given cpr **** for thinking this was the made/ruined thread



    And Heath, you said your other half has a physics masters, shows slightly more commitment and understanding of her subject than those Brumby pointed to.


    Oh and back to an earlier argument. I did a degree in politics, and after studying both I can categorically state I was far better at Physics than Sociology (did the former upto A level, latter as part of the degree..... managed to pass the former)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    And Heath, you said your other half has a physics masters, shows slightly more commitment and understanding of her subject than those Brumby pointed to.
    Okay then, my first degree was a 2:1 in Chemistry. Didn't stop me getting the one job I applied for post-University which was nothing to do with Chemistry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
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    If you say so, Dave.

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