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    Hello

    I am currently enrolled in a computer science BSc. I enjoy the course and I just finished the first year. I did well and it was not stressful, though obviously the second year will be harder and so on.

    However I do find myself enjoying other subjects like psychology, biology and most of all, philosophy. When I was younger I read lots of books about computing and took part on some software projects. I still have a passion for this subject, but I am developing a wider eye for the world, and have grown an interest in these other "disciplines".

    Is it too late to take action now? I wonder if I should respond this growing interest and course the first year of a BA in philosophy while simultaneously coursing the third year of my BSc in computer science in the same university. Coursing both at the same time could be difficult, maybe it is not allowed by the university's policies or maybe it is just impractical (from the point of view that philosophy is not a very marketable degree and you could educate yourself on your own).

    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks.
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    Hello

    I am currently enrolled in a computer science BSc. I enjoy the course and I just finished the first year. I did well and it was not stressful, though obviously the second year will be harder and so on.

    However I do find myself enjoying other subjects like psychology, biology and most of all, philosophy. When I was younger I read lots of books about computing and took part on some software projects. I still have a passion for this subject, but I am developing a wider eye for the world, and have grown an interest in these other "disciplines".

    Is it too late to take action now? I wonder if I should respond this growing interest and course the first year of a BA in philosophy while simultaneously coursing the third year of my BSc in computer science in the same university. Coursing both at the same time could be difficult, maybe it is not allowed by the university's policies or maybe it is just impractical (from the point of view that philosophy is not a very marketable degree and you could educate yourself on your own).

    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks.
    You can't do this. Your uni won't allow it, and you wouldn't get funding anyway. You may be able to take an outside module in a different subject, or could look at studying on your own (either just by reading a book, or you could possibly look at taking a different qualification such as GCSE or A Level)
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    (Original post by Juno)
    You can't do this. Your uni won't allow it, and you wouldn't get funding anyway. You may be able to take an outside module in a different subject, or could look at studying on your own (either just by reading a book, or you could possibly look at taking a different qualification such as GCSE or A Level)
    Why will not they allow it? (Some specificity would be appreciated). I am self funded too, so that won't be a problem.
 
 
 
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