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    Hey everyone.
    I've got an offer to study Physics at Durham this October. When I applied for the course a year ago, I was 100% sure that I wanted to go into physics research. Now I'm not so sure. At this point I'm thinking of going into financial engineering at the postgrad level, if I can hack it of course. Should I withdraw my application and reapply next year for Mathematics? Or would I be equally competitive for financial engineering with an undergrad in Physics, as long as I take enough Maths modules?
    Also, although I've studied Further Maths to A2 I didn't take the exam, as I thought the workload would be too much. So I don't think I can switch courses.
    What does TSR suggest?
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    Also I should mention, I can switch from Physics to a Joint Honours in Maths and Physics, and then switch to a Single Honours programme in year 2 if I want to. Would this be the better option?
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    I would try the joint degree first and choose after your first year as I sense you are still a little undecided. It would be a shame if after year 1 of maths you decided physics was the right choice after all! Physics and Maths is a very common combo and people often switch between the three frequently.
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    (Original post by TiberianWolf)
    Hey everyone.
    I've got an offer to study Physics at Durham this October. When I applied for the course a year ago, I was 100% sure that I wanted to go into physics research. Now I'm not so sure. At this point I'm thinking of going into financial engineering at the postgrad level, if I can hack it of course. Should I withdraw my application and reapply next year for Mathematics? Or would I be equally competitive for financial engineering with an undergrad in Physics, as long as I take enough Maths modules?
    Also, although I've studied Further Maths to A2 I didn't take the exam, as I thought the workload would be too much. So I don't think I can switch courses.
    What does TSR suggest?
    You can do financial engineering with a physics degree. There are many quants and financial engineers with physics degrees.
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    You can do financial engineering with a physics degree. There are many quants and financial engineers with physics degrees.
    I know this is sort of a pipe dream, but it's always sort of been a dream of mine to take Maths Part III at Cambridge. If I took theoretical physics would that still be possible?
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    (Original post by TiberianWolf)
    I know this is sort of a pipe dream, but it's always sort of been a dream of mine to take Maths Part III at Cambridge. If I took theoretical physics would that still be possible?
    If you look here, it says that Physics is fine as well as related degrees.
 
 
 
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