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What course should I study at university if I wish to become a theoretical physicist? Most of the online sources I've looked at say that "One should study a 4 years physics course at uni if they aim to become a theoretical physicsit"
This, to me, seems a bit odd, as there are a lot of theoretical physics courses that I can apply for at uni. Can one at all become a theoretical physicsit without having done the theoretical physics course at uni?
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All of the universities that offer a specific course in Theoretical physics will allow you to change courses even if you do Physics. Mathematics and physics might even be a good choice although again you can change course while at university to this in about the first 2 weeks. In short don't worry about the course as long as it's something to do with physics you'll be alright.
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What course should I study at university if I wish to become a theoretical physicist? Most of the online sources I've looked at say that "One should study a 4 years physics course at uni if they aim to become a theoretical physicist"
This, to me, seems a bit odd, as there are a lot of theoretical physics courses that I can apply for at uni. Can one at all become a theoretical physicist without having done the theoretical physics course at uni?
A theoretical physics course/ mathematics course is what I prefer but you should be fine with physics. It all depends on the course contents rather than the name of the course. A physics course that involves very little mathematics or pure mathematics courses are to be avoided.
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