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    Im a year 12 student studying textiles, maths, physics and drama. Im going to drop drama after As and try to do an As in further maths.
    Im starting to think about university and im not sure weather to do engineering or physics. I know with both courses most universities have variations e.g aerospace engineering or astrophysics , the problem is that im open to mostly all of them.
    Im good at maths and i really enjoy it, but physics actually excites me (im a huge nerd) i just enjoy finding out why things work i guess. I want the best degree that i can get and im just struggling on how to choose.
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    (Original post by Dunn.mim)
    Im a year 12 student studying textiles, maths, physics and drama. Im going to drop drama after As and try to do an As in further maths.
    Im starting to think about university and im not sure weather to do engineering or physics. I know with both courses most universities have variations e.g aerospace engineering or astrophysics , the problem is that im open to mostly all of them.
    Im good at maths and i really enjoy it, but physics actually excites me (im a huge nerd) i just enjoy finding out why things work i guess. I want the best degree that i can get and im just struggling on how to choose.
    It might be an idea to go to some university open days. Visit the various departments that interest you and talk to lecturers and current students.

    Also many universities have Tasters or Masterclasses to give you more of a flavour of learning about a subject.

    Check with your local universities.

    Eg https://london.ac.uk/ways-study/stud...taster-courses

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    It might be an idea to go to some university open days. Visit the various departments that interest you and talk to lecturers and current students.

    Also many universities have Tasters or Masterclasses to give you more of a flavour of learning about a subject.

    Check with your local universities.

    Eg https://london.ac.uk/ways-study/stud...taster-courses

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    Thankk you, that's a really good idea
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    (Original post by Dunn.mim)
    Thankk you, that's a really good idea
    No worries. Many people don't have a clear idea at this stage. I know people who changed their minds 3 or 4 times before applying. It's quite normal and you still have *plenty* of time

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    (Original post by Dunn.mim)
    Im a year 12 student studying textiles, maths, physics and drama. Im going to drop drama after As and try to do an As in further maths.
    Im starting to think about university and im not sure weather to do engineering or physics. I know with both courses most universities have variations e.g aerospace engineering or astrophysics , the problem is that im open to mostly all of them.
    Im good at maths and i really enjoy it, but physics actually excites me (im a huge nerd) i just enjoy finding out why things work i guess. I want the best degree that i can get and im just struggling on how to choose.
    Are you interested in pursuing a career in engineering? If physics excites you then it sounds like it'd be the better option unless you want to become an engineer - although if you're in year 12 you still have plenty of time to decide.
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    A physics degree is essentially applied maths whereas an engineering degree is applied physics.
 
 
 

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