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x_Laura_x On February 19, 2020
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 08:53:31
One of my flatmates is doing a degree in Photography and while I was in a bad mood over the levels of noise he creates in our flat, I said to another of my flatmates "oh he does a stupid degree anyway, like f*** he has exams; he doesn't care if other people do."

Then that kinda got me thinking, what degrees do you guys consider to be a waste of time or "Mickey Mouse"?
Silver_Lining On November 29, 2019
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STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 08:58:08
Performing arts.
treebee On April 13, 2015
Government Hooker

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London, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 08:59:45
I can only answer from personal opinion. Because all degrees have a point. Even the guy who did one in surfing.

SO personally I think feminism, womens studies, psychology, art, drama and japanese are all a total waste of time
KulliK357 On July 15, 2013
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Dingwall,Scotland, United King
#4New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 09:02:02
Anything you can have as your chosen subject in mastermind.
x_Laura_x On February 19, 2020
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 09:02:20
Perhaps I should have said "waste of time" rather than "pointless"...
Wellard On April 29, 2012
ect.. .


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In your Mind, Cape Verde
#6New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 10:54:19
Psychology

Media
x_Laura_x On February 19, 2020
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 10:59:31
Yeah wtf is Media Studies?
Wellard On April 29, 2012
ect.. .


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In your Mind, Cape Verde
#8New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 11:01:52
I study Media,I read the Daily Fail and The Daily Mash..guess what,DAILY
jmo On July 11, 2020
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 11:02:25
None personally. I think education for educations sake is a really good thing and that if people are doing things they enjoy but aren't particularly useful on the job market then it doesn't make it any less important than practical degrees like engineering.
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#10New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 11:02:28
Photography isn't a mickey mouse degree at all. Infact it's one of the few degrees that actually makes sense, in that you actually use what you learn once you've finished uni in order to go into a job. I can't see many people using history in the real world unless they were to go on to become historians or sociologists. It is very technical as well, my friend tried explaining it to me once and it seems very complicated

I'm not sure about actual mickey mouse degrees though.I do know that War Studies is supposed to be quite popular for some reason, I can't quite see what use that would be outside of university.
x_Laura_x On February 19, 2020
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#11New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 11:04:30
War Studies? That exists?

Also yeh I'm aware of that about Photography it was more a comment I made without thinking because I was pissed off at him I just used it as an example for the thread.
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 11:05:48
Media studies is about the technical side of media and can be very useful if you want to go into a career in the media industry. Not just for experience but also for connections and it allows you to build up a portfolio which gets your mind set on the kind of things that may be desired by media companies.

In saying that, it does seem easy to go into that industry without having a media degree, but even so I wouldn't quite call it a waste of time.
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#13New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 11:07:11
@x_Laura_x Said

War Studies? That exists?

Also yeh I'm aware of that about Photography it was more a comment I made without thinking because I was pissed off at him I just used it as an example for the thread.



Yeah it's oversubscribed at King's apparently because it's so popular. There's another one called Peace Studies as well, it all seems very odd.
x_Laura_x On February 19, 2020
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#14New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 11:09:55
@sister_of_mercy Said

Yeah it's oversubscribed at King's apparently because it's so popular. There's another one called Peace Studies as well, it all seems very odd.



How strange, peace studies I have never heard of those.
jmo On July 11, 2020
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
#15New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 11:13:04
I did a module in Peace and Conflict as part of my politics degree. It was quite interesting. I think it's involved for people who do International Relations as well.
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