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    I am wondering what degree course to take for entry in 2005. I had narrowed it down to chemistry or (75%) chemistry with (25%) maths (when available). However Im better at maths than chemistry. I think one big reason why I like chemistry is because we have got an eccentric fun teacher for alevel who makes it really interesting, however both my maths teachers are fairly boring.
    I have just come back from a sutton trust maths summer school at oxford after having a great time. I have now realised that I can see myself doing a maths degree, because the university maths seems so much more fun than alevel maths. But then what about chemistry, is it my fun teacher persuading me or is it a genuine joy for the subject. I originaly didnt choose maths for the main reason that I may get bored after doing just maths for 3+ years, however I know now this is not the case
    Also I was wondering whether to do a maths degree then a chemistry degree after, is this a popular way to do it? Does anyone have any opinions about each subject and is anyone in the same situation?
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    (Original post by r_perry)
    I had narrowed it down to chemistry or (75%) chemistry with (25%) maths (when available).

    Is it possible to do this the other way around? (i.e. 75% maths and 25% chemistry...?)

    I'm doing medicine myself, so not really connected, but I did both maths and chemistry at A-Level. It sounds as though you truly enjoy maths better, and although you have a good teacher for chemistry, this may not be the case at university. You have said you might get bored with maths, but I know that there are lots of 'hybrid degrees' you can do with maths e.g. maths with....(something-languages or another science etc). If I were you I'd look into that.
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    I heard maths becomes very philosophical at uni, which sounds fun, but if you are just using uni to "get a career" chem would prolly "open more doors" and is fun as well!
 
 
 
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