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I study Physics, Maths and Chemistry and I dont know what to study at uni. I kind of wanna do a higher level of maths but then I am also kind of interested in cosmology & philosophy and trying to understand the universe but then I also want to learn to programme and create new technologies.

There aren't really any courses which cover all of these aspects. I am starting to get worried because I don't have a personal statement purely because I dont know what course to take.
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Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/under...trophysics-bsc

Astronomy - https://www.uclan.ac.uk/courses/bsc_hons_astronomy.php

Physics and Philosophy - https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy...Philosophy-BSc

History and Philosophy of Science - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...hy-science-bsc

Physics with Scientific Computing - https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/unde...fic-computing/

Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology : https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...ology-bsc.aspx

Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology - https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses...-and-cosmology

Flexible Combined Honours - http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduat...exible/exeter/
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Don’t worry, it’s fairly common to not have a clue! :-)
Helpfully you gave.....“Physics, Maths and Chemistry” as input

Using A-level explorer https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/a-level-explorer

They have three groups of potential uni courses
Best matching degrees - you can guess these - Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Engineering
Close matches - includes Economics - (not quite cosmology yet, but that’s often a physics doctoral degree)
Unexpected matches - still fairly dull!

So searching for Cosmology, gets at least one hit
You could therefore try a Physics degree & PS, and stick this in as one of your choices:-
“Physics with Particle Physics & Cosmology” it’s a Bachelor then Masters, at a great college.
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...logy-msci.aspx

I have a friend studying Physics/Astrophysics at Bath, so that’s another choice?
https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...-astrophysics/

All good fun!
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(Original post by Carboxylic)
I study Physics, Maths and Chemistry and I dont know what to study at uni. I kind of wanna do a higher level of maths but then I am also kind of interested in cosmology & philosophy and trying to understand the universe but then I also want to learn to programme and create new technologies.

There aren't really any courses which cover all of these aspects. I am starting to get worried because I don't have a personal statement purely because I dont know what course to take.
You sound exactly like me, I like all those things too! Are you in year 13?

If it helps, I'm applying to do Physics and Philosophy, arguably the two most involved subjects in trying to understand the universe. Questions like 'what is the nature of time? how will the universe end?' can be answered from both perspectives.

Most courses that offer it are VERY broad and quite often, you can choose what modules to do. For example, the Nottingham PhysPhil course, the first year is quite fixed but includes physics, mathematics, philosophy and coding in Python! 2nd and 3rd year, you're more free to choose what you want to do and I think this is good, as you will have a better idea of what you are most interested in. Plus, it may be possible to switch to a full physics or mathematics course if you find you prefer it.

This is just what I'm doing anyway, keep my options broad and hopefully it'll work out The course doesn't have as much programming as I would like, but I can probably learn in my own time. I feel that physics will lend itself quite nicely to technological stuff (and philosophy could help if I want to look into AI technology )
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I study Physics, Maths and Chemistry and I dont know what to study at uni. I kind of wanna do a higher level of maths but then I am also kind of interested in cosmology & philosophy and trying to understand the universe but then I also want to learn to programme and create new technologies.

There aren't really any courses which cover all of these aspects. I am starting to get worried because I don't have a personal statement purely because I dont know what course to take.
I was having the same problem, like the courses and areas I wanted to pick were such a huge variety. I'm studying Maths, Physics and Psychology atm and was so stuck what to pick. But I decided Physics with Philosophy seems the best suited, maybe check that out. Also some universities offer a semester or a part of your degree in a totally unrelated field.
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I was having the same problem, like the courses and areas I wanted to pick were such a huge variety. I'm studying Maths, Physics and Psychology atm and was so stuck what to pick. But I decided Physics with Philosophy seems the best suited, maybe check that out. Also some universities offer a semester or a part of your degree in a totally unrelated field.
quite funny how we all get to physics and philosophy in the end, since we have too many interests I'll be glad to meet more people like this at uni. there's just so many things to learn in the world and I want to see as much as possible!
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I study Physics, Maths and Chemistry and I dont know what to study at uni. I kind of wanna do a higher level of maths but then I am also kind of interested in cosmology & philosophy and trying to understand the universe but then I also want to learn to programme and create new technologies.

There aren't really any courses which cover all of these aspects. I am starting to get worried because I don't have a personal statement purely because I dont know what course to take.
Hi Carboxylic,
It is totally normal to not know what you want to study! There's so many courses out there and it must really feel too early to make a choice that will possibily determine your career move.

I would personally direct you to the undergraduate course search page on our website for you to have a an initial browse through here.
Secondly, I would want to point out UCLan's 'Ask a Student' chat you can jump on to talk with a current UCLan student in whatever specific field you fancy and perharps hear their say about their course and what studying at UCLan is like. You can find that here.

I hope this really helps you as I know how it can feel to not know where to start from. And, please ask me any questions if you have any!

Best wishes,
Amarachi
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I study Physics, Maths and Chemistry and I dont know what to study at uni. I kind of wanna do a higher level of maths but then I am also kind of interested in cosmology & philosophy and trying to understand the universe but then I also want to learn to programme and create new technologies.

There aren't really any courses which cover all of these aspects. I am starting to get worried because I don't have a personal statement purely because I dont know what course to take.
Hello!
This is a tough one, and I completely understand the struggle.

I am a maths student at UoB and choosing a course is very stressful, especially when you're interested in so many different areas. Something interesting to perhaps look at could be joint honours courses. I know that here at Birmingham we do a course called 'Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics (TPAM)' where you get to explore modules in both schools, but there are also other joint honour courses you can consider, here and in other unis.

Its worth noting that many maths courses in university do a programming module at some point, especially as it becomes more and more important! In addition, usually maths courses have lots of optional modules, particularly after first year, so perhaps you can have a look through those and see if there are some modules which catch your eye. For example, I've done modules in numerical programming, mechanics, and will be doing more programming next semester, so it's not all pure maths!

In summary, I'd definitely have a look at modules offered in each course because you may find some overlap!

If you have any questions, feel free!
Danielle
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