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Old 25-01-2015, 11:09 PM
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The Job that humanities student or social science

involve a lot of English and writing?

Is it true, the degree is more worthy if pursue in master?

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A technical based degree will probably be better for you. It doesn't look like you can write, even if you think you love to. The amount of writing will soon prove to be overwhelming if you cannot write well and you will likely fail courses a lot.

Suicide? I reckon you will beg someone to kill you to put you out of your misery first.
I use like 40% Singlish and 40% mandarin my everyday life

only 20% of the chance I speak proper english, I seldom write essay, but IO love to read

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Those who claim that Social Sciences degrees are toilet paper are clearly ignorant. If it is so useless, the government would not allow the universities to have those degrees. Not to mention, the FASS in NUS is the largest faculty and houses about 1700 students. While it is true that Social Sciences are general degrees and most degrees would need a graduate level (Masters) in order to work specifically in the field, graduating with just an honors is sufficient for a myriad of jobs in various ministries. A note though that ministries tend to select the cream of the crop, and you must at least have a second upper to get a decent salary. However, Second lower and below will still get jobs, albeit at lesser known agencies.

So all in all, a Social Science degree is not the most pragmatic, but you will still get jobs. Since it is general in nature, expect your job to have a huge variety unlike technical skill based jobs. If reading and writing is your passion, you should consider Social Sciences. To venture into Social Science research, you should have a strong statistical grounding, and statistics are different from mathematics. Statistics is about understanding data and samples, while maths is about applying and manipulating formula. Most of the time in statistics, you are not required to compute the formula. Rather, you have to be able to understand the conception of the formula and how to apply it because most of the time, you would be using computer software like SPSS.

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Those who claim that Social Sciences degrees are toilet paper are clearly ignorant. If it is so useless, the government would not allow the universities to have those degrees. Not to mention, the FASS in NUS is the largest faculty and houses about 1700 students. While it is true that Social Sciences are general degrees and most degrees would need a graduate level (Masters) in order to work specifically in the field, graduating with just an honors is sufficient for a myriad of jobs in various ministries. A note though that ministries tend to select the cream of the crop, and you must at least have a second upper to get a decent salary. However, Second lower and below will still get jobs, albeit at lesser known agencies.

So all in all, a Social Science degree is not the most pragmatic, but you will still get jobs. Since it is general in nature, expect your job to have a huge variety unlike technical skill based jobs. If reading and writing is your passion, you should consider Social Sciences. To venture into Social Science research, you should have a strong statistical grounding, and statistics are different from mathematics. Statistics is about understanding data and samples, while maths is about applying and manipulating formula. Most of the time in statistics, you are not required to compute the formula. Rather, you have to be able to understand the conception of the formula and how to apply it because most of the time, you would be using computer software like SPSS.
Many studies over the years have consistently found FASS grads having one of the lowest salary compared to other disciplines. You can argue how you don't care about money and just want to do what you like, but people are entitled to post relevant facts also, i.e. statistically FASS pay prospects is one of the lowest and lag time to employment is also one of the highest.
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://.moe.gov.sg/education/post-secondary/files/ges-nus.pdf

MOE releases a graduate employment survey to all graduates of a particular year within six months or so of their graduation. The data suggests that Social Science graduates do get decent pay, and what is surprising is that Social Science graduates are more employed than Science graduates. This is a trend reversal where Social Science graduates used to get the lowest rate of employment.

Still, this is a survey without any strong reliability in methodology. In fact, the survey would be a more optimistic reflection than the actual situation given the fact that most students who do not do so well would not bother replying such graduate employment surveys. However, it still is useful when considering whether to take up a major. As it stands, engineering is definitely the safest option aside from all the specialized occupations like doctors, lawyers, and also business.

Finally, to answer the question about social science graduates' job prospects, most end up in civil service.
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and what is surprising is that Social Science graduates are more employed than Science graduates >> if you remove the statistics from econs grads, the difference wouldn't be that much.

many employers treat econs grads on par as business grads.
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and what is surprising is that Social Science graduates are more employed than Science graduates >> if you remove the statistics from econs grads, the difference wouldn't be that much.

many employers treat econs grads on par as business grads.
social science grad here. had the same dilemma like you when I rejected business for Social science. But i bagged a scholarship and even joined a global sports MNC doing research. If you are going to do social science, my advise is master research methods (they are equivalent to your technical skills of your engineers). You can make a solid career out of market research (and data analytics) because with analytics, research is coming back to the fore. Dont listen to bullshitters on this forum spewing nonsense (I am ready for an attack) but just remember, WRITE WELL, MASTER RESEARCH TECHNIQUES.

Many research companies out there MANY.
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