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    I'm looking to apply for 2018/19 entry as a mature student but am unsure wether to go for a generic physics degree or to specialize straight away e.g. Particle physics degree? Any opinions on this?
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    (Original post by davesladeuk)
    I'm looking to apply for 2018/19 entry as a mature student but am unsure wether to go for a generic physics degree or to specialize straight away e.g. Particle physics degree? Any opinions on this?
    It's more common to start off general, and this gives you a larger knowledge base. However if you know for certain what interests you or you want to work in that specialism, it may be a better choice
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    (Original post by davesladeuk)
    I'm looking to apply for 2018/19 entry as a mature student but am unsure wether to go for a generic physics degree or to specialize straight away e.g. Particle physics degree? Any opinions on this?
    The course structure will be identical. The only difference is that you won't really get any options on what to choose for your optional modules (it will be based on what you want to specialise in), and one or two compulsory module will be on that after your 1st year.

    So essentially there's really not that much of a difference (unless you're planning on doing Theoretical Physics).
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    (Original post by davesladeuk)
    I'm looking to apply for 2018/19 entry as a mature student but am unsure wether to go for a generic physics degree or to specialize straight away e.g. Particle physics degree? Any opinions on this?
    Core content will be the same, you just have your optional modules chosen for you in a more specific degree title like particle physics, astrophysics etc

    Only exception is theoretical physics where you won't do lab and will likely do pure maths modules

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    Thanks for the replies I have a few years to mull it over and decide what interests me most
 
 
 
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