End the ‘snobbery’ around Mickey Mouse degrees, says Cameron

Oct 29, 2013 by

Britain must end the “snobbery” surrounding degrees such as “music studies and golf course management”, David Cameron has said.

Mr Cameron said that for too long people have assumed that there “is something wrong” with the qualifications, which have in the past been described as Mickey Mouse degrees.

He said that rising tuition fees meant students will be more “fussy” in their choice of degrees and choose for courses which are more likely to get them a job.

Mr Cameron said: “For many years there’s been a snobbery in this country about some degrees. They were called music studies or golf course management and people thought there must be something wrong with these degrees. Frankly we’re now going to find out which degrees really benefit people. It will get rid of that snobbery.”

He added: “Because there are some students who make a bigger contribution on fees, I think quite rightly students are more fussy what it is their putting themselves in for.

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“They’re saying [that] before I sign up for this degree I want to know how many lectures I’m going to get, what quality teaching I’m going to receive, who will this degree help me get a good job. That’s a very good thing. Where does this leave me in terms of a qualification that will help me to get work.

via End the ‘snobbery’ around Mickey Mouse degrees, says Cameron – Telegraph.

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