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    I'm currently in sixth form, year 12, haven't a clue what to study in uni (taking physics maths chemistry and french now) and I've not found any questions asking what other people studied so i thought id give it a shot

    if you could tell me what you studied, what you enjoyed/didnt enjoy, contact/non contact hours, and any other funky jazz id be really interested to hear

    cheers
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    Hiya Currently in first year of Uni Studying Natural Sciences at UEA. I have about 18-20 contact hours a week which is quite good, although you get a lot of reading to do in your own time (Biology). I do really enjoy it though there's lots of choice for your modules and you get to mix with people from loads of different faculties instead of just being in one. Hope that's useful
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    (Original post by robinson96)
    Hiya Currently in first year of Uni Studying Natural Sciences at UEA. I have about 18-20 contact hours a week which is quite good, although you get a lot of reading to do in your own time (Biology). I do really enjoy it though there's lots of choice for your modules and you get to mix with people from loads of different faculties instead of just being in one. Hope that's useful
    Mathematics with Theoretical Physics at UCL
    Retired now, teach maths privately a little bit of maths still
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    anyone do psychology?
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    In 2nd year of IBMS Biomedical science, also did a foundation in natural science. Found the foundation completely useless, but oh well. In all honesty I don't enjoy very much of my course. But that's mainly down to me losing all passion for the subject. We have about 36 contact hours a week, and we're expected to do an extra 30 hours at least private study a week. There is quite a lot of lab time involved too, and unfortunately the labs can be very repetitive and boring.
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    Business Management.

    Enjoyed: It was pretty much all common sense
    Didnt Enjoy: Essays
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    Currently studying Double health and social care BTEC level3 and A2 Psycholgy.I want to get into adult nursing in uni so fingers crossed
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    BSc Biomedical Science
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    Bsc Economics

    Did not enjoy
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    (Original post by Zuki)
    Bsc Economics

    Did not enjoy
    Why? Did you enjoy it more at A-Level (if you took it)?
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    (Original post by hoping4Astars)
    Why? Did you enjoy it more at A-Level (if you took it)?
    It was more so the way my uni structured it. I had 4 modules but only 2 of them were Economics related. The other 2 modules were completely unrelated. It was completely different to A Level, but maybe that was just the experience with the uni. It would depend on each uni and the modules they have you doing..
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    BA Accounting and Management.

    Enjoyed it, glad I chose this over Business and Management, I definitely preferred the Accounting modules.
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    Graduated with a chemistry degree and am now doing a chemistry masters which has been and still is thoroughly enjoyable.
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    (Original post by Zuki)
    Bsc Economics

    Did not enjoy
    Which university did you go to for Economics?
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    (Original post by Skill Twix)
    Which university did you go to for Economics?
    Soas
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    (Original post by Zuki)
    Soas
    Oh.Heard they were good for humanities subjects
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    Did psychology, liked it at undergrad. The further along in postgrad I get the more I hate it. Want to change fields.
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    History at Birmingham

    (Sociology, English Lit and Drama and Theatre Studies A-levels)

    Loved it! Picked up a fair few sociology modules, not that much contact time but was happy to read up in the library. Good balance my workload with lots of sport, work and partying

    Then did a part-time MSc over 2 years in Human Resources and Business Management a Aston Business School a couple of years later.
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    BSc Business Finance and Economics at UEA - loving it!
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    Biological sciences, 3rd year, UEA

    I've really enjoyed my course so far and I love the amount of freedom I've had (full choice in all 6 modules in year 2 and 5 modules in year 3) and the chance to specialise.

    The hours are long, but the lecturers passion for their research and modules is immense- particularly when you get to later years and you get researchers from the NNUH coming in talking about leukaemia development and signalling pathways :love:

    The workload gradually increases as does the difficulty but there's a lot of guidance and support from academic advisers, project supervisors and as a result I've had the chance to work in my advisers lab part time and carry out a research internship at another university for 3 months
 
 
 
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