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    Hi guys

    So im at a bit of a crossroads at the moment im currently studying a foundation year in physics which ive found to be ok but not great so im probably going to move to either uea or sussex next year as i can specialise a bit more. I took physics in the first place so that when joined the british army id have a degree in a subject that i enjoy and could help during my career or with a different career after leaving the army.

    But im not sure that physics is the course i want to do; Im thinking about taking History and international relations or just history as I enjoy history, specifically military history and have aspirations of potentially becomming a military historian as ive always wanted to become a soldier but carnt due to medical reasons.

    Another option would be engineering which my personal tutor said i could move to once the year is finished but i havent ever done engineering at all before so i dont know about that.

    However i do enjoy physics and would most likely have to take another foundation year if i changed course.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Anywhere that does physics and history would be great ive look but havent found anywhere.

    cheers
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    (Original post by LukeTrye)
    Hi guys

    So im at a bit of a crossroads at the moment im currently studying a foundation year in physics which ive found to be ok but not great so im probably going to move to either uea or sussex next year as i can specialise a bit more. I took physics in the first place so that when joined the british army id have a degree in a subject that i enjoy and could help during my career or with a different career after leaving the army.

    But im not sure that physics is the course i want to do; Im thinking about taking History and international relations or just history as I enjoy history, specifically military history and have aspirations of potentially becomming a military historian as ive always wanted to become a soldier but carnt due to medical reasons.

    Another option would be engineering which my personal tutor said i could move to once the year is finished but i havent ever done engineering at all before so i dont know about that.

    However i do enjoy physics and would most likely have to take another foundation year if i changed course.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Anywhere that does physics and history would be great ive look but havent found anywhere.

    cheers
    If you start again on a new course with foundation year then that will count as using up your "gift" year of finance...so it's very important that you're 100% sure.

    I would suggest that rather than committing to another university course that you go back to FE and take a humanities and social science based Access Diploma. It'll take another year but it will give you a chance to properly explore your history and politics interests to help you decide whether you would want to study those subjects for 3 years at university. Humanities degrees are pretty hands off - you're expected to motivate yourself and do a lot of study in your own time - so it's important to be sure you'll be motivated. Engineering is the opposite - you have a high level of contact time - and it can be very intense, again it's important to do your research and be sure that it interests you before starting a degree in it. If you get demotivated and stop attending then you could well be chucked off the course.

    It sounds like you've had your career plans thrown into the air now that the army isn't an option....so don't rush headlong into something without giving yourself some time to explore all of your options.
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    (Original post by LukeTrye)
    Hi guys

    So im at a bit of a crossroads at the moment im currently studying a foundation year in physics which ive found to be ok but not great so im probably going to move to either uea or sussex next year as i can specialise a bit more. I took physics in the first place so that when joined the british army id have a degree in a subject that i enjoy and could help during my career or with a different career after leaving the army.

    But im not sure that physics is the course i want to do; Im thinking about taking History and international relations or just history as I enjoy history, specifically military history and have aspirations of potentially becomming a military historian as ive always wanted to become a soldier but carnt due to medical reasons.

    Another option would be engineering which my personal tutor said i could move to once the year is finished but i havent ever done engineering at all before so i dont know about that.

    However i do enjoy physics and would most likely have to take another foundation year if i changed course.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Anywhere that does physics and history would be great ive look but havent found anywhere.

    cheers
    Hey Luke!

    I'm also very interested by military history, so I like the sound of your aspirations to become a military historian - have you had a look at UEA's history courses? UEA's history school is currently ranked 15th for student satisfaction by the Guardian! There are a huge range of modules to choose from, which would allow you to focus on military history if you so desired.

    With physics; UEA doesn't have a dedicated physics school, so you may not have spotted our physics courses on university league tables. I'll drop a link to them here for you - this includes BSc Physics with a foundation year.

    I hope you like what you see!

    Fred - UEA PG Rep
 
 
 
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