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Combined honours degree and postgraduate study/career in academia? watch

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    I am applying for a combined honours degree in biology and philosophy (under the title 'Natural Sciences' at Durham). I would like to pursue a career in academia, specifically research and lecturing. I'm not sure which field of study I'd like to pursue at a postgraduate level at this point, but I'm concerned that the fact that my degree will be a combined honours (and a highly unusual combination at that) will prevent me from pursuing a career in academia.

    Will I be eligible to do a masters degree, PhD, etc. given the nature of my undergraduate degree? Also, might it be a problem when applying for lecturing posts, etc.?

    It should be no barrier at all. Many people don't start narrowing down their academic interests until later in their undergrad degree. By the time you get to your dissertation in the third year, you can start to direct your work in a particular direction which will help with a Masters.PhD.
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