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    I am studying history,geography and biology. I don't know what I want to do at university. I have read around all these subjects- 8 history books,1 biology book and 3 geography books aswell as been to 5 biology talks. Any advice?
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    Well what do you like most Biology opens many doors you could do ecology (which would tie in nicely with the geography as well or marine biology or zoology or entocanolagy (I'm not sure if I spelt that right but it's the study of insects) basically uni courses are more focused just try and find one that sounds interesting to you and do that.


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    Luckily, you've kept your options open with your choice of A level subjects. Don't limit yourself to the subjects you're studying right now, there are hundreds of different subjects and subject combinations available to you at university.

    It might be worth looking at it from a different perspective - think about where you'd like to study, and then look at the kind of subjects they offer. That can at least give you ideas, even if you don't end up applying to that specific university later on.
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    Just because you study history, biology and geography doesn't mean you have to study degree related subjects.

    There are thousands of degrees which don't require specific subject requirements.

    I suggest looking at your interests or if you really want to, take this personality test (this is a credited experiment so is extremely accurate) and take a look at the careers section once you've completed it.

    https://www.16personalities.com

    Be honest with the answers...
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    Some courses which would build on your more interdisciplinary background could be Human Sciences, Earth Sciences/Palaeobiology, Anthropology, or Archaeology. These all incorporate elements of two or more of the courses you've previously studied. Other options would be naturally those individual subjects, or things such as Law, Economics, Land Economy (this is unique to Cambridge but has elements of both law and economics, among other areas), Construction Management or Quantity/Building Surveying, or any number of social science subjects and many humanities subjects not previously mentioned.

    That said, your options for Economics and Earth Sciences will be slightly more limited due to not having Maths (or a second science generally in the latter case). But there are courses that are less prescriptive in their requirements that you could apply to.
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    Just because you study history, biology and geography doesn't mean you have to study degree related subjects.

    There are thousands of degrees which don't require specific subject requirements.

    I suggest looking at your interests or if you really want to, take this personality test (this is a credited experiment so is extremely accurate) and take a look at the careers section once you've completed it.

    https://www.16personalities.com

    Be honest with the answers...
    I hate to be annoying. The
    myers briggs test is quite a poor way to measure people. There are many more complex personality tests that measure more catigories. Also people's personality changes with mood aswell. Here's a scholarly artile (there are plenty more online) about why the Myres Briggs test should be taken with a pinch of salt.
    http://indiana.edu/~jobtalk/Articles/develop/mbti.pdf

    Thanks for the stuff on the subjects through. It's really helpful
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Some courses which would build on your more interdisciplinary background could be Human Sciences, Earth Sciences/Palaeobiology, Anthropology, or Archaeology. These all incorporate elements of two or more of the courses you've previously studied. Other options would be naturally those individual subjects, or things such as Law, Economics, Land Economy (this is unique to Cambridge but has elements of both law and economics, among other areas), Construction Management or Quantity/Building Surveying, or any number of social science subjects and many humanities subjects not previously mentioned.

    That said, your options for Economics and Earth Sciences will be slightly more limited due to not having Maths (or a second science generally in the latter case). But there are courses that are less prescriptive in their requirements that you could apply to.
    and I could take another science in a gap year
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    Do you actually want to go to university or are you just going because that's the 'norm' now and you don't know what you want out of life?
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    (Original post by jungleseu)
    and I could take another science in a gap year
    That's certainly an option - for some 6th forms a "year 14" to take a subject (or occasionally two) necessary to apply to the university course of choice is not uncommon. You may want to speak with your school/college about that possibility. Maths would be the most useful, broadly speaking - either for science or quantitative non-science courses. It's also considered desirable by e.g. PPE and Human Sciences at Oxford (and likely elsewhere).

    However if science courses are of interest, many universities offer science (and engineering) foundation years - wherein you being in a "year 0" on the course, covering the relevant A-level material, then subject to satisfactory performance, progress into the course as usual.

    These are typically set up with separate UCAS codes denoting a 4 year course properly, which is specifically relevant to ensure you receive the full amount of student finance you are due - if you end up changing to a related course, you would end up losing the "gift" year, so you would only have funding for the exact length of your course and would need to self fund if you had to e.g. repeat a year, for that year.

    Off the top of my head, Southampton has two, a science (i.e. chemical/life/earth sciences) and an engineering/physics one separately, and Loughborough has one which is common to all relevant courses (which course you go on to depends on the options taken within it). I believe Manchester has one for engineering but I'm not sure about science subjects.
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    (Original post by jungleseu)
    I am studying history,geography and biology. I don't know what I want to do at university. I have read around all these subjects- 8 history books,1 biology book and 3 geography books aswell as been to 5 biology talks. Any advice?
    http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergra...t-studies.aspx

    https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/u...and-technology

    Education studies

    that's just the tip of the iceberg. seriously think hard about what you enjoy doing in life and what you see yourself doing in a few years time.
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    (Original post by Moonstruck16)
    Do you actually want to go to university or are you just going because that's the 'norm' now and you don't know what you want out of life?
    I want to go to university...but certainly not in a years time. Personally I would prefer to take a gap year to grow as a person and find my passion properly...but you know parents...so I have to go to uni now. I've tried to convice them to allow me to take a gap year, but if I do, they won;t pay my university fees and I don't particualrly want to end up with lots of student debt.
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    (Original post by jungleseu)
    I want to go to university...but certainly not in a years time. Personally I would prefer to take a gap year to grow as a person and find my passion properly...but you know parents...so I have to go to uni now. I've tried to convice them to allow me to take a gap year, but if I do, they won;t pay my university fees and I don't particualrly want to end up with lots of student debt.
    Yeah here's the thing:
    - You get loans for a reason, and student debt is the best kind of debt you can have.
    - If you go even though you don't want to and end up having to drop out, you've wasted time, money and will have to pay up yourself if you go for a second degree.
    - YOU are going to university, not your parents.
    - If your parents refuse to pay for you, spend your gap year working and save up cash.
    - There are already too many people who go to university not because they want to, but their parents do and frankly it's such a stupid thing to do. University is overrated and unless you're absolutely sure about why you're going and what you're going to get out of it, there's no point going.
 
 
 
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