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So as u can see in my signature I have applied for physics.

As long as I can remember I was always certain that I am going to study physics. SImply because I'm good in it, it doesn't require too much revision and I find it interesting. I just felt comfortable with it, and obviously it's just really interesting and I just really want to know how the world functions ( standard PS sentence but true.

The thing is that I also have a passion for Politics, Sociology, social anthropology and ethics. I am really enjoying these topics in school, I get very passionate in discussions and it turns out that I tend to have the right ideas .

The question is now, should I stick with the familiar or dare trying out something new? Because this thought is really tempting and when I think about it I'm quite certain that I'd enjoy the social siences.
But I do have problems with writing and expressing my thoughts on paper, on the other hand I am really good with finding arguments and talking

I wish I could just do both but I don't want to regret my decision later an think that I have missed out on something.

I have two options now, I either stick to my application and hope that I get into Edinburgh and then just try the subjects out or I withdraw my application and apply again next year ( I wanted to do a gap year anyway)

I would be very grateful for any advice
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Applying next year would get you in a lot of debt though..
And there are always student societies and clubs. It's much easier to get involved with the political/debate side of things as a hobby alongside your main course of study than it is to study politics and still keep up with learning about physics.. Just my thoughts on the matter.
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I guess ur right.
But it's not the debating I am interested in, I really like learning everything about politics, society and philosophy.
It's just that I enjoy it so much recently because it's getting intelectually more challenging and the topics are just amazing, and my teacher is brilliant!
I it actually possible to just do two degrees if I end up enjoying both?

About the gap year, I was thinking of only applying to scottish unis as I wouldn't be paying any fees as an EU- student
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