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As I'm going through searching for uni courses at this time of year, I've stumbled across urban planning degrees which caught my interest.

Before I joined sixth form, I always thought about appling for a Politics/International Relations degree because of my passion and interest in political issues, in the hopes that I'd pursue postgraduate studies and get a PhD to become an academic in the field of political science. However, I've been feeling that this career path is long and expensive. Then I kept on researching about jobs directly directly related to a politics degree, and there is huge range of careers that I can enter with a politics degree such as the civil service,business and NGOs, but I feel like I won't really enjoy such careers.

I then stumbled across urban planning and I found out there are no specific subjects needed. I do Sociology and Politics at A level and there is some overlap between these subjects and urban planning. Would I be at a disadvantage when applying if I didn't study geography or maths at A-Level?

I've always been interested in cities and I like how they are designed and shaped,so I feel like I might enjoy this course as much as I enjoy discussing politics. What do you think? Which career path should I choose and why?
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(Original post by Jazzybear01)
As I'm going through searching for uni courses at this time of year, I've stumbled across urban planning degrees which caught my interest.

Before I joined sixth form, I always thought about appling for a Politics/International Relations degree because of my passion and interest in political issues, in the hopes that I'd pursue postgraduate studies and get a PhD to become an academic in the field of political science. However, I've been feeling that this career path is long and expensive. Then I kept on researching about jobs directly directly related to a politics degree, and there is huge range of careers that I can enter with a politics degree such as the civil service,business and NGOs, but I feel like I won't really enjoy such careers.

I then stumbled across urban planning and I found out there are no specific subjects needed. I do Sociology and Politics at A level and there is some overlap between these subjects and urban planning. Would I be at a disadvantage when applying if I didn't study geography or maths at A-Level?

I've always been interested in cities and I like how they are designed and shaped,so I feel like I might enjoy this course as much as I enjoy discussing politics. What do you think? Which career path should I choose and why?
i think you should go to some open days to get a better idea of what each course involves. If they don't specifically ask for maths or geography then you shouldn't be at a disadvantage.
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