Why ‘Worthless’ Humanities Degrees May Set You Up For Life

degreeWhen you are working on bettering yourself, one of the best things that you can do is get a college education. Since 1999, the traditional degrees have been replaced by bachelor’s (Bachelor) and master’s (Master) degrees as part of the Bologna process The main reasons for this change are to make degrees internationally comparable and to introduce degrees to the German system which take less time to complete (German students typically took five years or more to earn a Magister or Diplom).

It also perpetuates the stereotype of liberal arts graduates, in particular, as an elite caste – something that can discourage underprivileged students, and anyone else who needs an immediate return on their university investment, from pursuing potentially rewarding disciplines.

Postgraduate degrees in arts and humanities subjects are usually designated Master of Letters () or, in natural and social sciences, Master of Science (). Non-doctoral postgraduate research degrees are …