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    Hey everyone, I was just wondering how you all went about choosing a degree course and HOW you knew you wanted to do it!
    How do you know you have some form of interest??? How do you know your interests???
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    For me, it was the subject i most enjoyed in sixth form and i had an epiffany moment and thought i wanted to study something (still kind of do) but i found that i couldn't as i hadnt taken the right choices for my a levels, so i am studying a similar course in hopes for being able to secure the job i want
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    I didn't know what I wanted to do by the end of 6th year, so I took a year out, worked a bit, and moved out. I'd been learning Danish on and off for a couple years, and realised that if I wanted to be any good at it, I had to work for it. A trip to Copenhagen and more research into the language helped me realise how much I love it, and I really enjoyed researching grammar as well. I ended up applying for an Open Uni degree in languages, which I can't wait to start.
    There's got to be something you enjoy doing. Whatever it is, look into it and see if there's something that strikes a chord with you, and have a think about what you could do with it. If you still can't decide, why not take a year out to work and see if you develop an interest in something else?
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    I know I do have interests but I just can't seem to pin point them and it is really scaring me!?!?!
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    I had a lot of interests at the time also, I loved Psychology, English, Maths, IT, Animal Welfare etc. so it was pretty frustrating. Ultimately, it came down to job prospects, what would be the most translatable degree if I decided I didn't want to work in that field anymore but would be a very good degree to have on my CV regardless of job area.

    So I went with Psychology, now I'm planning on doing a Masters in Animal Behaviour next year but currently work in the food manufacturing industry, weird how things play out.

    In summary: You need to study what you enjoy but do something that isn't going to restrict your future prospects.
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    Well I undertook geography, English language and art and design at A level but I am not sure I want to pursue these as a degree. I don't know what aspects to look at because I don't know my interests!!!

    I was considering doing education studies as it gives me a range of options to do as a career ie.. lead on to postgraduates or further training in things like counselling, careers advise, uni admissions etc.. which I feel I would like because it is working with clients face to face

    I just don't know?!?!?!?

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    (Original post by shanwood1)
    Well I undertook geography, English language and art and design at A level but I am not sure I want to pursue these as a degree. I don't know what aspects to look at because I don't know my interests!!!

    I was considering doing education studies as it gives me a range of options to do as a career ie.. lead on to postgraduates or further training in things like counselling, careers advise, uni admissions etc.. which I feel I would like because it is working with clients face to face

    I just don't know?!?!?!?

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    Do you find Education Studies interesting?

    Sounds like some good Pros there, but what are the Cons? Why aren't you sure?
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    That's what I mean how do you know it interests you?? Because you can't exactly study education at A level.

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    Most courses have reading lists, check out the reading list, see what you think.
 
 
 
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