Natasha Godfrey
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I'm in Yr 12 and doing Geography, Maths and Chemistry A levels. I can't decide whether to take a maths degree, chemistry degree, or maths with chemistry.
I enjoy maths the more than chemistry to some extent, but I do find chemistry really interesting. I feel like a chemistry degree would be more fun, and open up a lot more specific job opportunities. Maths would open a lot of career options but the main ones are accounting and similar ones, and i don't fancy them.
I would like to take maths with chemistry, but i feel like it wouldn't be viewed as well if i took a joint course. As well, I perhaps wouldn't go into much detail in either subject as I would taking one of them.

So, to summarise, maths is more fun at the moment, but i feel like chemistry would be more fun as a degree and open up more job opportunities. I would like to take chemistry with maths but I feel like I wouldn't go into as much depth and the course wouldn't be taken as seriously.

Also, does anybody have a recommendation for good universities for either of these subjects?

Sorry for the long question! Thank you!
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(Original post by Natasha Godfrey)
I'm in Yr 12 and doing Geography, Maths and Chemistry A levels. I can't decide whether to take a maths degree, chemistry degree, or maths with chemistry.
I enjoy maths the more than chemistry to some extent, but I do find chemistry really interesting. I feel like a chemistry degree would be more fun, and open up a lot more specific job opportunities. Maths would open a lot of career options but the main ones are accounting and similar ones, and i don't fancy them.
I would like to take maths with chemistry, but i feel like it wouldn't be viewed as well if i took a joint course. As well, I perhaps wouldn't go into much detail in either subject as I would taking one of them.

So, to summarise, maths is more fun at the moment, but i feel like chemistry would be more fun as a degree and open up more job opportunities. I would like to take chemistry with maths but I feel like I wouldn't go into as much depth and the course wouldn't be taken as seriously.

Also, does anybody have a recommendation for good universities for either of these subjects?

Sorry for the long question! Thank you!
Maths is very enjoyable at A-level, however it can be very difficult and disengaging degree level so have a look at some introductory analysis/algebra videos on YouTube and see if it's your thing.

Ideally to study Maths you would want to be doing Further Maths as well.

I mean sure you could do the joint degree if you wanted without being too worried about how people view it. At the end of the day you'd end up with a numerical degree, if the classification is high enough then you're sorted.

Perhaps you would want to do Natural Sciences, where there is some Maths but not as much as a maths degree and you can specialise in Chemistry as well?

Let me know if you have any questions about a maths degree.
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