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    Hi,

    I've applied for Computer Science and Mathematics. I have always had an interest in computer science and undertaken programming as a hobby; so studying computer science at uni was always the plan. During year 13 I realised how much I enjoyed Maths and Physics, so much so I dropped chemistry and decided to to A2 Further Maths in year 13 only, because of this I have decided to study a joint honours and sent out my application.

    However, one the main thing I really like about maths and physics is the mechanical topics, and physics in general being more applied. I really like seeing the maths behind the physics, I think it's great, and I have always wanted to do M3+ because of how interesting I find it.

    So now I am thinking I should have taken a physics degree, what are my options when I start next year, I feel like I want to ride out a year and see what the course is like, would I be able to switch course based on what I am studying? And what about post graduate study, I am guessing I couldn't take up physics after my full degree?

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    I know some unis allow you to switch courses in the first few weeks. Check if your unis do this. Ask a teacher at your school, they'll be more knowledgeable about the issue.
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    (Original post by itsElliott)
    Hi,

    I've applied for Computer Science and Mathematics. I have always had an interest in computer science and undertaken programming as a hobby; so studying computer science at uni was always the plan. During year 13 I realised how much I enjoyed Maths and Physics, so much so I dropped chemistry and decided to to A2 Further Maths in year 13 only, because of this I have decided to study a joint honours and sent out my application.

    However, one the main thing I really like about maths and physics is the mechanical topics, and physics in general being more applied. I really like seeing the maths behind the physics, I think it's great, and I have always wanted to do M3+ because of how interesting I find it.

    So now I am thinking I should have taken a physics degree, what are my options when I start next year, I feel like I want to ride out a year and see what the course is like, would I be able to switch course based on what I am studying? And what about post graduate study, I am guessing I couldn't take up physics after my full degree?

    Thanks
    It's not a good idea to start a degree with the intention of changing. You may be able to change course, but it depends whether you meet their required A Levels, and whether they have spaces on the new course - you're pretty much waiting for someone else to drop out or change. If you can't change you're either going to have to continue the degree you don't want, or drop out and then you will have wasted money.

    You would need to check the requirements for post graduate study, as requirements will vary hugely between unis. It also depends on exactly what post grad you want to do (in terms of subject, whether it's a full PhD or a MSc etc). Some unis will only ask for "science related" undergrad, though, so you will be able to go somewhere.
 
 
 

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