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    I'm going to apply to York for either Physics or Natural Sciences. I'm only interested in one of the Natural Sciences pathways and it is this one:

    "MSci (Hons) Natural Sciences specialising in Maths, Physics & Philosophy"

    Alternatively, I might apply for just an MPhys Physics at York. I'm not 100% sure what I'd like to do after university but I probably won't go into academia/do a PhD. I just want to keep my options open. Is this degree better regarded than a pure Physics one?


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    I'm going to apply to York for either Physics or Natural Sciences. I'm only interested in one of the Natural Sciences pathways and it is this one:

    "MSci (Hons) Natural Sciences specialising in Maths, Physics & Philosophy"

    Alternatively, I might apply for just an MPhys Physics at York. I'm not 100% sure what I'd like to do after university but I probably won't go into academia/do a PhD. I just want to keep my options open. Is this degree better regarded than a pure Physics one?


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    It really depends on what you want to do, obviously as you have said you aren't 100% sure so it really depends on where your interests lie and what sector of work you want to go into. For instance if you wanted to go into engineering then maths and physics are good but philosophy isn't as useful, whereas philosophy is really useful in academia with maths and physics.

    It also depends if you think you can cope with 3/4 years of all physics. Personally I'm hoping to go to York this year to study maths and physics, the reason I chose that was because I love both equally and because the idea of 4 years of straight maths or straight physics sounded really boring to me. Having both to give me more variety and keep me more engaged is another main reason I chose to study both and I imagine that philosophy is a really engaging subject so if you are likely to get bored doing Nat sci woudl probably be a good idea.
 
 
 
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