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I am currently in Year 12 and studying Chemistry Biology Maths and Further Maths for my A Levels. For reference I achieved 10a* at GCSE and I have looked at potential uni courses for ages, including medicine, Economics and sciences.
I am unsure of medicine would be the right career and also worried my lack of A Levels Economics would affect my application for Economics as I would like to go to a top uni. For science courses, I'm not sure on the careers which follow them and whether you're restricted to the science field or can work in other fields.
I feel like I need to decide on a course soon in order to do further reading, work experience etc.
Any advice would be appreciated
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I am currently in Year 12 and studying Chemistry Biology Maths and Further Maths for my A Levels. For reference I achieved 10a* at GCSE and I have looked at potential uni courses for ages, including medicine, Economics and sciences.
I am unsure of medicine would be the right career and also worried my lack of A Levels Economics would affect my application for Economics as I would like to go to a top uni. For science courses, I'm not sure on the careers which follow them and whether you're restricted to the science field or can work in other fields.
I feel like I need to decide on a course soon in order to do further reading, work experience etc.
Any advice would be appreciated
Fwiw lack of economics A-level is irrelevant if you want to study that subject at university.
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do you not think I'd be at a disadvantage to students who take it?
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Fwiw lack of economics A-level is irrelevant if you want to study that subject at university.
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do you not think I'd be at a disadvantage to students who take it?
Not if you're good at Maths, which is the main subject required by the likes of LSE and Cambridge. You can fill in your lack of knowledge by reading around the subject.
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If you like science and aren't sure which one you want to do then natural science let's you do a broader course. At Durham I think their course has the option for economics or business along with a science subject.
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ahh ok is the economics part something to include in the personal statement or would that part of the course come later on?
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If you like science and aren't sure which one you want to do then natural science let's you do a broader course. At Durham I think their course has the option for economics or business along with a science subject.
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I don't actually know how the non-science subjects work, sorry. You have to put the 2 subjects that you're most interested in on your application but I think you can adjust this later. Certain subject combinations are more normal and can lead to joint honours degrees but I think there are other options where you do more subjects. Course page might have more information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/natural.sciences
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ahh ok is the economics part something to include in the personal statement or would that part of the course come later on?
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I am currently in Year 12 and studying Chemistry Biology Maths and Further Maths for my A Levels. For reference I achieved 10a* at GCSE and I have looked at potential uni courses for ages, including medicine, Economics and sciences.
I am unsure of medicine would be the right career and also worried my lack of A Levels Economics would affect my application for Economics as I would like to go to a top uni. For science courses, I'm not sure on the careers which follow them and whether you're restricted to the science field or can work in other fields.
I feel like I need to decide on a course soon in order to do further reading, work experience etc.
Any advice would be appreciated
Hi there,
I am a current Natural Sciences student, so I can't give much advice with regards to economics, but I can hopefully help with regards to science.

With your A-Levels in chemistry, biology and maths, you have a massive range of science degrees available to you. For example you could study a single science like Biology or Chemistry, or you could do an interdisciplinary degree like Natural Sciences. At Bath, the NatSci degree works something like a joint honours, so you choose a major and a minor from biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, pharmacology and environmental sciences. You can find more information about the stream combinations here. The degree is very flexible (you can switch/change your major and/or minor, or switch to a single science degree in some cases) and you specialise later on which is great if you aren't sure what you want to do yet. It is overall just a great degree if you want to study sciences to the same depth and detail and someone on a single science degree, but you aren't yet sure what area you want to go into. I have got a thread going on the NatSci degree here at Bath so it mauy be insightful for you to take a look at my posts there, as well as my answers to other people's questions.

There are many careers you could go into with a science degree, both science and non-science related. You could work in a lab or do research for example, or go into business and finance. Definitely take a look at the graduate prospects on the course pages of an degree you look at - a surprising amount of science graduates go into non-science careers, so you definitely wouldn't be restricting yourself.

I hope this has helped, and feel free to ask if you have any more questions.
Eryn, a second year NatSci student
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thanks for this! do you have any examples of non-science related jobs that natsci graduates have gone into?
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Hi there,
I am a current Natural Sciences student, so I can't give much advice with regards to economics, but I can hopefully help with regards to science.

With your A-Levels in chemistry, biology and maths, you have a massive range of science degrees available to you. For example you could study a single science like Biology or Chemistry, or you could do an interdisciplinary degree like Natural Sciences. At Bath, the NatSci degree works something like a joint honours, so you choose a major and a minor from biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, pharmacology and environmental sciences. You can find more information about the stream combinations here. The degree is very flexible (you can switch/change your major and/or minor, or switch to a single science degree in some cases) and you specialise later on which is great if you aren't sure what you want to do yet. It is overall just a great degree if you want to study sciences to the same depth and detail and someone on a single science degree, but you aren't yet sure what area you want to go into. I have got a thread going on the NatSci degree here at Bath so it mauy be insightful for you to take a look at my posts there, as well as my answers to other people's questions.

There are many careers you could go into with a science degree, both science and non-science related. You could work in a lab or do research for example, or go into business and finance. Definitely take a look at the graduate prospects on the course pages of an degree you look at - a surprising amount of science graduates go into non-science careers, so you definitely wouldn't be restricting yourself.

I hope this has helped, and feel free to ask if you have any more questions.
Eryn, a second year NatSci student
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Hi again,
No problem at all! Some examples of non-science related jobs from our graduates include:
- Account manager at Danone
- Accountant at PwC
- Cyber analyst at Darktrace
- Investment analyst at Lane Clark & Peacock
- Assitant lending manager at Nationwide Building Society
- Human resources graduate at Ocado
- Tax analyst at Deloitte
This is just a few examples. You can find more detailed lists of our graduate prospects for the past 4 years both in science and non-science related careers, as well as postgraduate study here.
I hope this has helped,
Eryn, a second year Natural Sciences student


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thanks for this! do you have any examples of non-science related jobs that natsci graduates have gone into?
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