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Hello everyone, I'm considering doing a degree, then a degree level job, possibly on the railway. Which degree and which job would you recommend? I'm going to study Physics Maths and Further Maths (and possibly also Chemistry) at A Level. Thanks.
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With maths, further maths and physics, you'd be able to do physics, maths, engineering, astrophysics. and probably some other stuff too. If you do chemistry too, you'll be able to do stuff like chemistry, chemical engineering, natural sciences (you might be able to do this with out chem, probably depends on the uni).
If you want to work on the railway, I'd think probably physics or engineering would be best, but check an job requirements for stuff you're interested in.
And remember, it's much better to have 3 good/great grades than 4 mediocre/bad ones.
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With maths, further maths and physics, you'd be able to do physics, maths, engineering, astrophysics. and probably some other stuff too. If you do chemistry too, you'll be able to do stuff like chemistry, chemical engineering, natural sciences (you might be able to do this with out chem, probably depends on the uni).
If you want to work on the railway, I'd think probably physics or engineering would be best, but check an job requirements for stuff you're interested in.
And remember, it's much better to have 3 good/great grades than 4 mediocre/bad ones.
Well maybe 3 is best then, I'm planning on heading to Oxford or Cambridge.
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Well maybe 3 is best then, I'm planning on heading to Oxford or Cambridge.
I never applied to oxbridge, so I'm not an expert or anything, but from what I've heard/know, for oxbridge, you probably would be better off with 3 A*s than 1 A* and 3 As.
Also, Cambridge only offer natural sciences, so if you chose to apply there for science, you'd need to research which route you'd want to take and make sure you have the qualifications for it.
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railway? then i would suggest civil, electrical or mechanical engineering. some universities also offer railway engineering courses.
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railway? then i would suggest civil, electrical or mechanical engineering. some universities also offer railway engineering courses.
OK thanks for that. What about beyond the railway?
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OK thanks for that. What about beyond the railway?
civil, electrical and mechanical engineering offer lots of opportunities beyond the railway.
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civil, electrical and mechanical engineering offer lots of opportunities beyond the railway.
Fully agreed. As well as electrical and electronic engineering.
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Hello everyone, I'm considering doing a degree, then a degree level job, possibly on the railway. Which degree and which job would you recommend? I'm going to study Physics Maths and Further Maths (and possibly also Chemistry) at A Level. Thanks.
Hi CletusPotter,

I've seen that Network Rail are running a free webinar on their graduate scheme in 1 weeks time (as part of National Graduate Week). Might be worth you attending to get more of an idea as to what working on the railway would be like and what you need to get there. It is aimed at current uni students/graduates but could still be useful: https://nationalgraduateweek.co.uk/event/network-rail/

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Hello everyone, I'm considering doing a degree, then a degree level job, possibly on the railway. Which degree and which job would you recommend? I'm going to study Physics Maths and Further Maths (and possibly also Chemistry) at A Level. Thanks.
The University of Birmingham does a joint engineering degree:

Electronic and Railway engineering: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...ring-beng.aspx

There are some companies which offer degree/higher apprenticeships which you may want to check out as well:

National Grid: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/career...prenticeships/
Bombardier: https://www.bombardier.com/en/worldw...graduates.html
Colas Rail: https://www.colasrail.co.uk/careers/...hip-programme/

I believe that a degree in Mech/EEE/Physics/Civil would be great for a career in the rail industry but you will have to have a look into grad schemes, just as others have said in the thread
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