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    I really want to have a career I truly enjoy and am passionate about. The thing is I'm not sure which subjects I enjoy/what I should do at uni. I'm interested in random bits of subjects; for example I like astrophysics but I don't think I would ever be interested in doing a physics degree. I like a balance. So how did you guys figure out what career/uni course to do? How did you find that career which you really love? Thanks
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    (Original post by elisha22)
    I really want to have a career I truly enjoy and am passionate about. The thing is I'm not sure which subjects I enjoy/what I should do at uni. I'm interested in random bits of subjects; for example I like astrophysics but I don't think I would ever be interested in doing a physics degree. I like a balance. So how did you guys figure out what career/uni course to do? How did you find that career which you really love? Thanks
    Look into similar courses in that area and see if there is something that focuses more in the area that you're interested. This can be through open days, public lectures etc and work experience / research online into what kind of work you want to do - whether it's finance for example, and if it is then look into the different areas of finance and what you could see yourself doing.
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    a subject that u cld enjoy doing unprovoked in ur own time is the one u lov. the only way ull find what ur looking for is if u find something ur passionate about enough to do it as a hobby if u couldnt do it as a caeer
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    I am the same, honestly go with the stuff you enjoy doing and keep cutting down your choices or subjects down until you can find your niche. Although afterwards you might find something else, just do something you enjoy and seem to be quite competent at.
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    You have to look at all the many different aspects of the world and understand how they are all connected. Physics is a very broad and fascinating area and so think of the new innovations happening on www.phys.org they are talking about how batteries can store more from solar energy and what they are looking for is solutions that could change the world and bring a lot of people out of poverty if made widely available and changed societies for the better.

    If you are interested in science - biology, chemistry, physics and also some social sciences then you could also study history and philosophy, so 5 a-levels and possibly study a B.Sc. in History and Philosophy of Science / and Cambridge and go on to work in science media at the BBC (Science) and the New Scientist, observing and commentating on how science is changing the world. You could write books, make documentaries, speak publicly, teach and educate at school and university level and even work with government on science policy, so plenty to do there.

    You have expressed something that interests you and that is astrophysics, which is a fascinating area and you'd be privy to knowing things that pass the many of the normal public like stars blowing up in the universe and the sheer awesomeness of where we live in space.

    I have a friend that studied astrophysics and now works in defence, on satellites, at the moment with the British Army but later on could be with the Ministry of Defence and companies like BAE Systems.

    There are so many areas that are fascinating.. computer security.. the banks pay big money to keep out the hackers and so that could be really fun.

    Robotics.. such as that at King's College London and there is so much going on there which will be really fun, from artificial intelligence to drones to realistic life like humans in the future!

    Both of these degrees are excellent for going on to another 4 years of Ph.D. research.

    You have to really look and think about the future and how you would get there from here.

    Phys.org and New Scientist would be the best places to look to figure out what will be happening in the future that you want to specialise in to make the world a better place.
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    If as a young child you looked up at the sky and wondered what was out there and astrophysics is a way doing this then great, dreaming of being an astronaut and making it happen!

    I think of the same when I see the M.Sci. Palaeontology and Evolution course at Bristol. If you loved dinosaurs when you were a kid and now you could make a dream come true as an adult!
 
 
 
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