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I’m currently in year 12, sitting my AS exams in a month and I’m really struggling to choose a degree. Ones I’m considering are Law, Geography, Psychology and some fashion degrees like design or marketing.
I study Economics, Psychology, Fine Art and English literature and am predicted AAAB. My main career prospects right now are law, finance or marketing (mainly in fashion), but I’m really not sure.
I have no subject that’s a clear favourite of mine or a strength; I got 8 A’s and 2 A*’s at GCSE for context. I think I find Psychology most fascinating out of my A levels but I don’t want to go into this as a career and I’m worried doing a straight law degree will just be tedious, when I could do a Geography degree and a law conversion for example. Doing an arty subject I feel wastes my other skills, and I don’t mean this in an arrogant way, just that I’m working so hard and did for my GCSEs that I don’t want to waste them.(Btw Im looking at unis that don’t require Geography A level for the degree)
Any advise like how to choose or other options to consider, or even personal experience would be really appreciated x
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Study Psychology if you find it the most interesting then go on to do finance or a law conversion after, both careers are open to grads of any discipline. Alternatively you can do a Master's in Marketing.

I'd be aware that a law conversion can be a fairly expensive endeavour however.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I’m currently in year 12, sitting my AS exams in a month and I’m really struggling to choose a degree. Ones I’m considering are Law, Geography, Psychology and some fashion degrees like design or marketing.
I study Economics, Psychology, Fine Art and English literature and am predicted AAAB. My main career prospects right now are law, finance or marketing (mainly in fashion), but I’m really not sure.
I have no subject that’s a clear favourite of mine or a strength; I got 8 A’s and 2 A*’s at GCSE for context. I think I find Psychology most fascinating out of my A levels but I don’t want to go into this as a career and I’m worried doing a straight law degree will just be tedious, when I could do a Geography degree and a law conversion for example. Doing an arty subject I feel wastes my other skills, and I don’t mean this in an arrogant way, just that I’m working so hard and did for my GCSEs that I don’t want to waste them.(Btw Im looking at unis that don’t require Geography A level for the degree)
Any advise like how to choose or other options to consider, or even personal experience would be really appreciated x
I don't know why you would do a Geography degree when you're not taking it at A level and have no idea whether you would like it. If you want to do a non vocational degree followed by a one year conversion or Masters in something vocational like Law or Marketing, why on earth wouldn't you pick the subject that you are currently enjoying the most - Psychology?

Most Psychology students don't want to become Chartered Psychologists so you would not be unusual in that regard but it would keep your options open in a better way than choosing an "arty" subject or specialising in Law when you think it will be tedious.
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Hey!

It sounds like you have a lot of interesting options to choose from! I would suggest you go with what you enjoy the most and I would definitely go to several open days for each of the courses and narrow your options and locations down.

If you are interested in fashion marketing, I would recommend our BA (Hons) Fashion Branding with Communication course, which you can read about here.

If you would like to visit Leeds Arts University for an open day you can book here, there will also be more dates available to book during summer.

Thanks!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I’m currently in year 12, sitting my AS exams in a month and I’m really struggling to choose a degree. Ones I’m considering are Law, Geography, Psychology and some fashion degrees like design or marketing.
I study Economics, Psychology, Fine Art and English literature and am predicted AAAB. My main career prospects right now are law, finance or marketing (mainly in fashion), but I’m really not sure.
I have no subject that’s a clear favourite of mine or a strength; I got 8 A’s and 2 A*’s at GCSE for context. I think I find Psychology most fascinating out of my A levels but I don’t want to go into this as a career and I’m worried doing a straight law degree will just be tedious, when I could do a Geography degree and a law conversion for example. Doing an arty subject I feel wastes my other skills, and I don’t mean this in an arrogant way, just that I’m working so hard and did for my GCSEs that I don’t want to waste them.(Btw Im looking at unis that don’t require Geography A level for the degree)
Any advise like how to choose or other options to consider, or even personal experience would be really appreciated x
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I’m currently in year 12, sitting my AS exams in a month and I’m really struggling to choose a degree. Ones I’m considering are Law, Geography, Psychology and some fashion degrees like design or marketing.
I study Economics, Psychology, Fine Art and English literature and am predicted AAAB. My main career prospects right now are law, finance or marketing (mainly in fashion), but I’m really not sure.
I have no subject that’s a clear favourite of mine or a strength; I got 8 A’s and 2 A*’s at GCSE for context. I think I find Psychology most fascinating out of my A levels but I don’t want to go into this as a career and I’m worried doing a straight law degree will just be tedious, when I could do a Geography degree and a law conversion for example. Doing an arty subject I feel wastes my other skills, and I don’t mean this in an arrogant way, just that I’m working so hard and did for my GCSEs that I don’t want to waste them.(Btw Im looking at unis that don’t require Geography A level for the degree)
Any advise like how to choose or other options to consider, or even personal experience would be really appreciated x
Hey! :thumbsup:

It is hard to go from studying such a wide range of subjects to studying one or two (depending on if you study combined or single honours).

The main thing I would advise researching to help you is the content of each course at each university. Obviously, courses at each university will differ depending on their Academics' areas of expertise.

If you research a list of universities you are considering, and see how their course content in each of these subjects differ, something may stand out to you, or you may be able to dismiss some straight away. For example, as you mentioned Psychology, it is a very broad field and so you would need to look at what is covered at each university. Also, often courses like Geography, Law and Psychology can be accredited, so it worth always looking out for that.

I would also say, from personal experience when I was applying, there are courses at university that I did not even know were available - I thought the courses you studied at Level 3 were very much what you could do at university. But just as an example, the Geography Department at Liverpool Hope has a range of courses including Biogeography, Environmental Change and Tourism, Environmental Science, Physical Geography, Tourism - just to name a few.

Also, as I mentioned previously about combined degrees, see if the universities you are considering offers a combination of these subjects? It may be useful to do a combination of subjects that do not go together in a traditional sense, as you will gain great skills from doing this and also open up your career prospects a little more!

I hope you find this of use, best of luck with your decision! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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