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    I want to do either physics or aerospace engineering at university. I was leaning more towards aerospace until I realised I don't have anything engineering based to write down for my personal statement, compared to lots of things for a physics personal statement, for example telescope work at a local university, awards for physics and physics books having been read.

    Does this mean I should probably apply for a physics degree? I'd be more than happy to do it, I just think aerospace would be a better degree to do career wise. What jobs do people with physics degrees get?
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    definitely choose the one you're most interested in
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    (Original post by United2810)
    I want to do either physics or aerospace engineering at university. I was leaning more towards aerospace until I realised I don't have anything engineering based to write down for my personal statement, compared to lots of things for a physics personal statement, for example telescope work at a local university, awards for physics and physics books having been read. Does this mean I should probably apply for a physics degree? I'd be more than happy to do it, I just think aerospace would be a better degree to do career wise. What jobs do people with physics degrees get?
    As mentioned, do what you ENJOY because this is what you'll be studying for the next 3 years. Forget about the choosing a course because you're able to do a more relevant personal statement to one than the other unless you feel like physics is really your main interest based on what you've written.

    I'm studying aerospace engineering and it's very heavy on physics (and maths) of course as you would usually expect so my question to you is, have a look around the course structure of aerospace engineering, look at the modules, is there anything familiar that you may have come across in a book you've read that seems to be similar in the course involved? Physics is very heavy in engineering so you aren't far off with what you've done perhaps.
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    (Original post by United2810)
    Does this mean I should probably apply for a physics degree? I'd be more than happy to do it, I just think aerospace would be a better degree to do career wise. What jobs do people with physics degrees get?
    Not at all. As others have said, apply to the one you want to do the most. For engineering, your PS doesn't have to be littered with relevant experience, hobbies, extra curriculars, etc. - what primarily matters is your grades and subjects.
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    Not at all. As others have said, apply to the one you want to do the most. For engineering, your PS doesn't have to be littered with relevant experience, hobbies, extra curriculars, etc. - what primarily matters is your grades and subjects.
    So what should I write about in my PS about engineering? Just general stuff?
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    (Original post by United2810)
    So what should I write about in my PS about engineering? Just general stuff?
    Why you want to study engineering and why you want to be an engineer. Why you'd be well suited to it.
 
 
 
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