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Should I take a single honours or a dual honours?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Maseybaby, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Maseybaby

    Maseybaby Bit Poster

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    Hi, just wondering if there is any difference in a dual honours degree and a single honours degree from an employers perspective.

    I have chosen the single honours path.

    My friend has decided on a dual honours path, as a generalisation which is the better path to take regardless of subject(s) chosen, the single honours or the dual honours?

    Hope this makes sense.
    Cheers.
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    In my opinion it will depend on what you propose to do with your life.

    In the IT world, which is what this site is about, then I suspect neither will be 'more useful'.

    In academia they will be much more interested in what the actual degrees are. A dual honours in finger-painting and art appreciation will be unlikely to do you much good if you want to do post-graduate biological research for example.

    In my view the question, as is, is unanswerable! :ohmy

    Harry.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    IMMO, it's totally up to you. I did a single subject degree and it hasn't hindered me at all. The choice is yours :)

    -ken
     
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  4. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    I've done dual-honours, makes no difference no me nor my employers. I think the line is more defined as graduate/non-graduate rather than physics grad/biology grad (unless arena is exceptionally specialised!)
     
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  5. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

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    Agreed- it's not *always* about having a degree in a certain subject- rather than actually having one. Accounting is well known for that. I went Single Honours, got a first, which will no doubt help in the future.
    Have a look at what you want to eventually do, and what options are available :)
     

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