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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    engineering, physics, mathematics, medicine/dentistry/vet med, or computer science
    Do you know if computer science requires A level Maths? This really looks very interesting but i only got a solid B at GCSE, haven't done A level.
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    (Original post by tashasalvatore1)
    my friend completed a law degree at DMU and the opportunities that she's had since getting that degree are incredible! People look at your degree at the end of the day, 'good' universities are always subject to change
    Thanks, unsure if I will do Law but I certainly like the look of DMU, will go to the next open day in November
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    (Original post by alexp98)
    Do you know if computer science requires A level Maths? This really looks very interesting but i only got a solid B at GCSE, haven't done A level.
    it depends on the universities, however there's a significant number of RG universities that will take you without AL maths. these include: birmingham, leeds, newcastle, liverpool, nottingham, cardiff, QMUL, QUB, and KCL. nearly all the non RG universities will take you without AL maths excluding bath and st andrews. However I'd highly recommend you take maths to atleast AS level if possible.
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    If you want to work as a solicitor or barrister, then I'm afraid it does matter. Law is notoriously picky as a sector about which universities their trainees come from, with RG unis favoured. Chambers Student Guide published a very interesting document on where most trainees come from, which is worth a read - there was a very strong bias towards certain RG unis

    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    yeah it's a waste of £50k to do law at a non-RG university. you'd be better off doing a stem degree
    Doing a STEM degree if you're not good at or interested in STEM subjects is a very bad idea - you're likely to end up miserable and with a 2:2 or third, which will harm your job prospects enormously.

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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    If you want to work as a solicitor or barrister, then I'm afraid it does matter. Law is notoriously picky as a sector about which universities their trainees come from, with RG unis favoured. Chambers Student Guide published a very interesting document on where most trainees come from, which is worth a read - there was a very strong bias towards certain RG unis



    Doing a STEM degree if you're not good at or interested in STEM subjects is a very bad idea - you're likely to end up miserable and with a 2:2 or third, which will harm your job prospects enormously.

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    ATM, I'm intrested in accounting and finance or computer science but really can't decide which one. Also, I didn't do A level maths at A level so am hoping is isn't a problem. My math is still good though and I did get a solid B at GCSE
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    I think it really depends of what you're hoping to do after. If you're aiming for the top firms then it probably will matter but I found that, while my Law degree got me a few interviews locally, it was pretty much useless until I got some relevant work experience.
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    (Original post by alexp98)
    ATM, I'm intrested in accounting and finance or computer science but really can't decide which one. Also, I didn't do A level maths at A level so am hoping is isn't a problem. My math is still good though and I did get a solid B at GCSE
    It will only be a problem at those unis which explicitly require maths A Level, which is common but not universal for those subjects.

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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    It will only be a problem at those unis which explicitly require maths A Level, which is common but not universal for those subjects.

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    Agreed, yeah. I've started making a list of all the top and realistic Uni's which don't require them and thankfully there are still a lot of top 35 ones that don't
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    Have you considered doing another degree and then doing a GDL?


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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Have you considered doing another degree and then doing a GDL?


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    The thing is I didn't really want to be a solicitor or Lawyer anyway, I was just interesting in studying the subject but now have changed my mind due to talking to a lot of teachers and people fro this thread and will do a stem degree.
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    (Original post by alexp98)
    The thing is I didn't really want to be a solicitor or Lawyer anyway, I was just interesting in studying the subject but now have changed my mind due to talking to a lot of teachers and people fro this thread and will do a stem degree.
    Cool


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