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So, I have a dilemma. I feel as if there are two sides to me. Academic and creative.
I'm pretty much a 'straight A student' with the exception of one B in Higher maths. I've always considered studying a respected and academic degree such as medicine/law. But another part of me has always wanted to just be creative, in art, drama, music and film/media etc. But my love for the Arts, Biology and business just don't seem to be able to be combined in a career choice. Every time I look at uni courses I just feel as if I would lose a bit of myself if I go one way.
Any advice for someone in this situation? Or any uni courses them tick both cirteria?
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(Original post by RHutchison2)
So, I have a dilemma. I feel as if there are two sides to me. Academic and creative.
I'm pretty much a 'straight A student' with the exception of one B in Higher maths. I've always considered studying a respected and academic degree such as medicine/law. But another part of me has always wanted to just be creative, in art, drama, music and film/media etc. But my love for the Arts, Biology and business just don't seem to be able to be combined in a career choice. Every time I look at uni courses I just feel as if I would lose a bit of myself if I go one way.
Any advice for someone in this situation? Or any uni courses them tick both cirteria?
You sound like a good fit for a liberal arts degree which may work.

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This was so me before I applied. I went for the academic side because I thought there's a better job prospect. Maybe it wasn't such a good idea.

Did you do higher geography? I find it to be a good mix of creativity and academic.
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Go and visit the Wellcome Collection in London, or at least look at it online: Arts, Biology and Business can coexist very successfully. Think about your long term goal, not just the degree.
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This was so me before I applied. I went for the academic side because I thought there's a better job prospect. Maybe it wasn't such a good idea.

Did you do higher geography? I find it to be a good mix of creativity and academic.
Nope, I did higher maths, English, art, drama and human bio
Also just out of interest what did you end up doing?
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I'd personally say Dentistry, but that's me being biased as a dental student haha c:
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Ah ok. You know you can take three subjects in your first year so even you could even pick and mix for the first year to see if you really enjoy business/art/biology at a higher level.
Neuroscience sounds quite cool to me but I'm not sure of the creative element.
As for art, you could do interior design but then again less academic content.
I once asked about a similiar question at an open day in my school where all different representative from university came and they basically told me it's pretty difficult to think of one and recommended me to do something academic and keep the creative side as a hobby. Not really sure if this even helps.
Also as someone else suggested, liberal arts might be a good option.
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