Will I get a job If I do a degree in natural sciences (astronomy and planetary scien?Watch
I’m just panicking my dad constantly tells me I won’t get a job in physics. Physics is too hard for me I don’t like it it’s not applied enough and I lose interest. Whereas this subject would be applied knowledge.
After a quick search, the only NatSci course that contains physics and astronomy is one offered by the Open University. The only other similar options I can find are:
UCL has astrophysics plus one of the following: Physical Chemistry, Geophysical Sciences, Molecular and Cell Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, Policy, Communication and Ethics, (Maths & Stats)
Durham where you choose 2 from:[*]Biology[*]Chemistry[*]Computer Science[*]Earth Sciences[*]Mathematics[*]Physics and Astronomy[*]Psychology[*]Anthropology[*]Business[*]Economics[*]Geography[*]Philosophy
Looking at Cambridge, Exeter and Bath (the 3 other main unis for NatSci), none of them offer combinations that would suit your interests, as they all just have a "Physics" stream. I would say that if you are looking at a career in physics/astronomy then you would be better off taking Physics, or a degree like Physics with Astrophysics. The grade requirements are the same as for most good NatSci courses, and choosing a physics degree that is specifically linked to astrophysics will mean it is more applied. I would also point out that Physics degrees are probably more applied than you realise, and have a fair amount of lab work.
I hope this has helped,
Jessica, a final year NatSci student