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I do Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Maths at A2, I'm really interested in Biomedical Science (I've already applied and got all of my offers for this year) but I really, really enjoy physics too, would it be possible to go on to do another undergraduate degree in physics after doing Biomed?? And then choose a masters in the field I enjoyed more? I can't imagine having to completely wash away my other interests when choosing a degree

Can anyone shed some light on this?

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I do Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Maths at A2, I'm really interested in Biomedical Science (I've already applied and got all of my offers for this year) but I really, really enjoy physics too, would it be possible to go on to do another undergraduate degree in physics after doing Biomed?? And then choose a masters in the field I enjoyed more? I can't imagine having to completely wash away my other interests when choosing a degree

Can anyone shed some light on this?

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You can, but you wouldn't be eligible for funding for the second degree, so unless you have a lot of money lying around it's not a feasible route.

Ref. the above: NatSci may be your best option as it will give you chance to study elements of both. Typically students eventually follow down a more focused biological, or physical pathway, and will be more specialised into a single area by the end, so you're not exactly going to come out qualified as a biologist and a physicist, but it does buy you more time and allow you to study both in more depth before making a decision. You're in the perfect position with your A-levels as you will be eligible to take pretty much any course. You'd need to research this a bit though, because certain areas of study may require prerequisite modules from the previous years, and it might not be possible to do all the modules in both biology and physics to keep all options open later on. Such as Durham do allow you to build a pathway towards an MSci in biology and physics. NatSci is fairly competitive though, so depending what you're expecting grades-wise it may be a large risk strategy.

If you want to continue in academia and do scientific research there are quite a few interdisciplinary areas, which means you may be able to cross over and dabble in some physical elements again, but that's a few years away from your current position.

Check your current course offers. You may have some flexibility of modules in the early years, where they may allow you to take modules from within the physics department. There's nothing stopping you doing odd bits outside of your degree, or even turning up to phys undergraduate lectures if you're very keen/it fits your timetable.
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