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    I've just finished my AS year. I study Maths, Art, Law and Business and got AABB retrospectively.

    I know I definitely want to go to uni, and I've been so excited with the thought of it for years! But I have to start applying soon and I have no idea what degree to choose. People say 'do something you love', but I'm struggling to work out what I love.

    I'm quite an 'all-rounder' in the sense that im not amazing at one thing I'm just alright at everything. People say an all rounder is a good thing but I'd MUCH rather have one thing I'm good at and that I love, (would make this much easier).

    Anyway so I've attempted to shortlist it down to Law or Architecture but I'm not overjoyed by either.

    My sister did a law degree because she was in the same position as me and it was seen as a broad degree but still well thought of, (my mum thinks I should do law), but my sisters now found unless you're looking to peruse a law career it isn't a great degree for employability in other fields.

    I thought of Architecture because I've always liked buildings, my dad used to take me to stately homes. But I don't know if appreciating good architecture means if want to design my own buildings or if I'd be good at it?

    Anyway I don't want a typical 'desk job' I want something that's slightly creative but also something that uses my brain.

    Id really appteciate any advice at all! Thanks for sticking with me this far
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    Look into liberal arts degrees
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    I would recommend doing some serious research before applying for architecture, it's a long time to do something you're only mildly interested in.
    I lived with an architecture student for the past few years - it broke him.
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    (Original post by JudgeFudge)
    I would recommend doing some serious research before applying for architecture, it's a long time to do something you're only mildly interested in.
    I lived with an architecture student for the past few years - it broke him.

    Ah really? It is a very long course but I've heard after the initial 3 year course there is a chance to convert to something else if I don't want to do the whole 7 years.

    Do you know what things he didn't like/found difficult?
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    (Original post by Charlmanning)
    Ah really? It is a very long course but I've heard after the initial 3 year course there is a chance to convert to something else if I don't want to do the whole 7 years.

    Do you know what things he didn't like/found difficult?
    Well I don't know anything about converting, I'm a chemist myself and like i say i only know about my housemate and he intended to do all 7 years. Although he did say that only a relatively small percentage of people make it all the way through the so one could assume there are various things you can get into along the way? But you'll have to look into that I guess.
    I think they just pile it on pretty heavy straight from the start, he was always saying they would tag on extra lectures at the end of the day (although science finished late and I'm assuming stuff like medicine does too so that shouldn't put you off) but they also put stuff on wed afternoons (which undergrads are supposed to get off for sport) and there was A LOT of coursework.
    I guess it depends on how well you can handle stress/workload and what you want out of uni.
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    Moved to Law, where you're more likely to get an answer (I could have moved to Architecture too, so let me know if you would prefer that)
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    If you're really unsure about your degree, do you need to go straight to uni? maybe it would be worth taking a year out to decide? Or, look at a Uni that lets you do multiple degrees at the same time and then drop them down. lots of Scottish unis do it and some English ones do too. My friend did this and decided to major in the course that she only took because she had to take three. might be worth a look if you really dont know then you can try them and see which is more fun hope this helps
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    Don't go to uni just for the sake of it (you really don't want to do a degree you dislike and end up with a large debt). Consider apprenticeships as well.

    I would suggest researching on joint honours degree (e.g biology with chemistry, chemistry with history, PPE). To make it easier, ask yourself what kind of subject you enjoy the most (either STEM, humanities or arts, or a mix of two).

    I was pretty much at the same situation, but after doing lots of research (looked at uni course list and made a list ofcourses that interested me and what career they led to), and I've decides to pursue Maths (or Nat Sci) as I don't like writing a lot; plus the fact that I get opportunity to make cool stuff (e.g. robots and some basic software if I choose the comp sci modules).
 
 
 
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