Where can I go with a degree in Philosophy and Theology?

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Post by Laura M » Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:30 am

And get spend another year at uni, you wouldn't believe how many masters students I know are only staying on as they want to stay at uni.
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Post by 99yorkpj » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:23 am

Well I've actually put in Edinburgh as my first choice, so it looks like I'll be doing a 4 year MA anyway! But thanks, it's encouraging to know that I may've made a good decision for once!
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Post by englishangel » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:17 pm

99yorkpj wrote:Well I've actually put in Edinburgh as my first choice, so it looks like I'll be doing a 4 year MA anyway! But thanks, it's encouraging to know that I may've made a good decision for once!
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Post by cj » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:45 pm

99yorkpj wrote:Well I've actually put in Edinburgh as my first choice, so it looks like I'll be doing a 4 year MA anyway! But thanks, it's encouraging to know that I may've made a good decision for once!
I did my degree at Glasgow - Ma Hons in Archaeology. The Scottish system is quite good in that it gives you years 1 and 2 to study your chosen core subject plus 3 or 4 subsidiary subjects. Then you specialise for years 3 and 4. So you study a wide range of subjects, and have the opportunity to change subject within faculties or decide to do a joint degree (something I would heartily endorse as you are then exempt from a 20,000 word dissertation!). BTW, Glasgow has a very good reputation for Theology, and is a great city in which to be a student. Ignore any bad press you've heard, Edinburgh is just as 'mean' (see 'Trainspotting' and other ethnic tomes by Irvine Welsh)!
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Post by Laura M » Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:16 am

Yeah I got offers from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, but in the end decided that actually I wanted to be as far away from Scotland as possible, so came to Southampton (plus we moved back to London). I think Glasgow is an awesome city great shopping, good night life, and of course the Glasgow tube pub crawl.
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Post by DavebytheSea » Wed May 17, 2006 10:58 pm

My daughter was accepted to read Maths at Trinity, Cambridge. Even before she went she was having second thoughts, but they would not let her change until term started.

Her decision to read Philosophy for all three parts of the Tripos was treated with some scorn - she was told she was moving from the ranks of the most wanted to the least employable. In fact, as has been stated above several times already, ultimately it is not the course but the individual that counts. She went on to become one of the country's best known fundraisers. Never any problem with getting employment, even at the beginning.
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