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In your opinion, what is the hardest subject at university?
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Medicine I'd imagine.

It'd depend on the person though obviously.
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This thread again?

I swear there are variants on hardest/easiest/most fun/boring GCSE/A-level/degree EVERY WEEK.
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Personally I think I would find something like Maths of Physics extremely difficult, but it probably depends on both the person and the uni as well.
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Medicine isn't that difficult, just **** loads of information.
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Medicine w/o a doubt.
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Would you lot say optometry us hard ? What gcse grades should you be getting ? In say English maths three sciences.
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Such a stupid question, it's different for different people. Also, a subject can be difficult in different ways - is it intellectually difficult, or is it difficult purely because of the amount of information you need to know?
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The hardest subject to study at University is a subject the University doesn't offer lol
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Based on the percentage of first class honours achieved ( according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency), it would be towards the bottom of this list:
  1. Engineering and technology – 23.97%
  2. Physical sciences – 22.10%
  3. Computer science – 20.99%
  4. Art and design – 16.74%
  5. Agriculture and related subjects – 16.67%
  6. Languages – 16.65%
  7. Medicine and related subjects – 16.64%
  8. History – 15.93%
  9. Architecture – 15.66% (http://www.brightknowledge.org/knowl...-class-degrees)
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(Original post by purple_cat)
Based on the percentage of first class honours achieved ( according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency), it would be towards the bottom of this list:
  1. Engineering and technology – 23.97%
  2. Physical sciences – 22.10%
  3. Computer science – 20.99%
  4. Art and design – 16.74%
  5. Agriculture and related subjects – 16.67%
  6. Languages – 16.65%
  7. Medicine and related subjects – 16.64%
  8. History – 15.93%
  9. Architecture – 15.66% (http://www.brightknowledge.org/knowl...-class-degrees)
But that only tells you what percentage of people end up with a first, it tells you nothing about their relative difficulties, it also assumes the 'intelligence' of the cohort of students studying each subject is the same - when in reality it's more like the case that someone studying, say, physics and is a borderline first could still be of first standard if they studied Architecture.
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If you ask university students what the most difficult subject is, they will say medicine. Ask most medicine students what the most difficult subject is, they will say medicine. They'll soon start offering degrees in 'Whats the most difficult subject at University" due to the 1500% increase in subject interest from this forum alone.


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*Insert subject I study*
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(Original post by purple_cat)
Based on the percentage of first class honours achieved ( according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency), it would be towards the bottom of this list:
  1. Engineering and technology – 23.97%
  2. Physical sciences – 22.10%
  3. Computer science – 20.99%
  4. Art and design – 16.74%
  5. Agriculture and related subjects – 16.67%
  6. Languages – 16.65%
  7. Medicine and related subjects – 16.64%
  8. History – 15.93%
  9. Architecture – 15.66% (http://www.brightknowledge.org/knowl...-class-degrees)
Law is disgustingly low.
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Law is disgustingly low.
Law is for *******s.


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(Original post by TaylorGang_4)
Law is for *******s.


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Ah, so you're doing Law.
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Ah, so you're doing Law.
Yes in fact I am sir! Do not put yourself through the same misery.


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It's all subjective and I don't think you could accurately judge without somehow experiencing every course. Gut instinct though - maths is horrible from the ouside looking in, but a lot of that might be just down to the fact I've never been taught maths to a university standard (and I hope for maths students' sake it is).
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(Original post by why-hello-there)
It's all subjective and I don't think you could accurately judge without somehow experiencing every course. Gut instinct though - maths is horrible from the ouside looking in, but a lot of that might be just down to the fact I've never been taught maths to a university standard (and I hope for maths students' sake it is).
Haha, as a maths student, it's usually the other way around for me. From the outside a lot of the topics look quite approachable and straightforward/logical, and then you start studying it you realise it isn't.
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(Original post by Noble.)
Haha, as a maths student, it's usually the other way around for me. From the outside a lot of the topics look quite approachable and straightforward/logical, and then you start studying it you realise it isn't.
So the things I think definitely don't look straightforward to begin with... look straightforward to you...but then still aren't?

I think we may have a winner of the thread. Good luck, sir.
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