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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

    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.
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    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

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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    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 :)

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  4. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

    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

    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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