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I’m about to start uni and I’ve applied for biochemistry however I’m thinking about changing to architecture? What should I do?
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I’m about to start uni and I’ve applied for biochemistry however I’m thinking about changing to architecture? What should I do?
Don't start Biochemistry.

Take a year out to think about what you really do want to do, and to build a portfolio for Architecture.
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But the thing is, I know I would enjoy either. I don’t know if it’s just one of them situations where I’m just looking for something more even though I’ve already got something good. Maybe I’m just overthinking options.
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As above. Take a year out and try to find a place on a local Art & Design Foundation Diploma course at a nearby college or university. Studying design full time for a year should give you a better feel for whether it’s something you want to do for a degree (especially given the 5 years at university required to qualify as an architect) - plus you’ll build up your portfolio and get a recognised qualification to show for the year.
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For a bit of context, I study bio and chem and I enjoy them subjects. I also enjoy art and making things. what I’m thinking is that biochemistry is a STEM degree so it’s the safer option in terms of careers compared to arch
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For a bit of context, I study bio and chem and I enjoy them subjects. I also enjoy art and making things. what I’m thinking is that biochemistry is a STEM degree so it’s the safer option in terms of careers compared to arch
You need to be more committed to your degree subject than thinking its just 'a safer option'.

Why don't you just wait until you get your results and have secured your Biochem place - and then defer for a year.
This gives you valuable breathing space and allows you to think/research other options. Making a panicky decision now is unlikely to be a wise one and you could easily regret that decision. Nowhere does it say that you can only go to Uni straight from school.

Architecture career info - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/architect

Other degree subjects to take a look at -
Architectural Technology https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/s...-bsc-hons.aspx
Construction Management https://www.derby.ac.uk/undergraduat...ment-bsc-hons/
Building Surveying https://www.ntu.ac.uk/course/archite...ding-surveying
Urban Studies https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergra...ban-studies-ba
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