Im in my first year at uni studying biology, but the the more i think about studying biology the more depressed I feel. Originally I wanted to study Biology due to the job opportunitites it would give me.
Now i feel terrible and am considering drooping out and reappyling for Physio somewhere else. I've also had agap year and doing this is wasting two years of my life.
So just wanted some opinions from people who are or have been in the dilemma as me.!
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- 12-10-2009 19:16
- 12-10-2009 19:20
Although it's not specific to your subjects, I did a very similar thing. Went to Uni to do Maths, hated it, dropped out, now reapplying, and I lost two years too. What I did was get a full-time job, earn some dosh, get some experience and use the time to learn more about the course I was getting myself into.
All is not lost - Many people don't follow the traditional 'straight-from-sixth-form' uni route with success! Any specific questions, go ahead and ask
I'm in the process of reapplying now for 2010 entry, btw.
- 12-10-2009 20:42
If you really want to do Physiotherapy go for it. Someone in my family did it at Liverpool University and loves it.
- 12-10-2009 21:55
I'll warn you now, physio is currently very competitive. Hopefully you have good A Levels, but there are a LOT of people who want to do Physio at the moment. My Godmum is one and she pushed me away from it, the salary isn't very much working for the NHS, and if you go on to specialise into animal physio, it takes a very long time. I believe you can get into physiotherapy with a biology degree in some way though, I will have a look as I did some coursework on it...
- 12-10-2009 21:59
Can't find the source I used just yet, but I found out (when looking into a career in equine physio, coursework was business studies career planning), that if you do a biology degree, you can then do a physio degree in 2 years as opposed to three, might be worth considering if the biology really doesn't work out?
Either way, I'd try and get a place on physio before leaving the biology as it can be competitive
- 13-10-2009 23:18
The above is correct. Certain courses qualify you for an 18 month Msc in physio which then qualifies you. Things like sports science, osteopathy, and I believe Biology. So, you could stick it out, do as well as you can, and then do an 18 month top up to become a physio. This would take you 4.5 years, and dropping out and applying for physio in 2010 (assuming you get in) would take you another 4 years from where you are now. My advice then, stick with the biology and then try for the Msc route, unless you are really hating every waking minute of your course.
I should probably state that the Msc physio is certainly not any less competitive than the Bsc route, and it is also from what I have heard obscenely difficult in terms of time and knowledge. Even with a relevant subject behind you, it is going to be an almighty task to get 3 years worth into half the time. I have just started a Bsc in physio, and our timetable is pretty much 9-5 monday to friday. Now squash that down into half the time...