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    Hiya, I've decided to do the EPQ a bit late so im trying to make a start on it asap but im really stuck on my topic idea.

    I dont know whether to relate it to what I want to do in uni as some people say its benefical for your application, but some people say to do something completely different.

    Im applying for cardiac physiology (healthcare science) so obviously its a medical related degree so would it be best to do it related to that?

    I was thinking of doing "how women are portrayed in music" as the topic of feminism and gender equality etc appeals to me but idk

    Hi There,

    As a general rule of thumb, I would choose a topic that interests you, or you'll never finish it, but I would choose one that you can link in at least some way to your course. If you're going to write about it at all in your PS, then find some way to link it to what you want to study, or they will completely disregard it. Of course this does depend slightly on where you're applying, so where are you thinking? If you're thinking Russell Group/Oxbridge then it'll be more competitive, so a relevant EPQ is always a help, however I can't profess to know how competitive Cardiac Physiology courses are in general, given I am a prospective Chemist.

    On the other hand if you're doing an EPQ mainly for fun then pick a subject that interests you and go crazy; it's a qualification after all.

    I could give you some EPQ ideas but they aren't exactly related to that.

    1. Obesity in children/adults - Whether the government is doing enough to prevent it etc.
    2. Heart diseases - In how many people it affects, maybe whether it has been more common, compare data and so on.
    3.On dreams - Do they have a meaning?
    4. The body and cells - Do the cells actually function properly? Could some be 'faulty' without the individual knowing? Does anything as cell failure exist? And so on.
    5. Psychology, the brain and the environment - What affects an individual more? Why? What determines their personality and behaviour.

    Hope this was of any use.
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