Computer Science, or Data Science or Electrical engineering at Uni?

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Im in year 12 of school, doing Maths Physics and Economics for A-Levels. I assume i will get above straight A's and will basically do anything to get to that level.
But now what i'm wondering is what should i do at uni. I enjoy coding a lot, i have done some basic coding in the past, ranging from a python project or two, Arduino projects and some other various things. I enjoy the freedom and the creativity attached to it. But, I was looking into computer science and some people say its not just purely coding, and its mostly to do with how computers work etc. Not sure. Data science could be interesting, and same with Electrical Engineering.

Would i realistically have a chance at getting into a Russle group uni with 3 A's maybe 1A* in Maths for computer science? And if so, What work experience would i need? I have none at the moment. I was going to take the CS50 course and the Odin project over summer which could be fun. Really enjoy the creative aspects of coding though. I enjoy seeing an outcome from something i've spent ages making. I also enjoy maths (Controversial opinion haha).

Anyways, Would there be some other option, like a degree apprenteship?

Thank you.
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(Original post by tobywr_)
Hi,
Im in year 12 of school, doing Maths Physics and Economics for A-Levels. I assume i will get above straight A's and will basically do anything to get to that level.
But now what i'm wondering is what should i do at uni. I enjoy coding a lot, i have done some basic coding in the past, ranging from a python project or two, Arduino projects and some other various things. I enjoy the freedom and the creativity attached to it. But, I was looking into computer science and some people say its not just purely coding, and its mostly to do with how computers work etc. Not sure. Data science could be interesting, and same with Electrical Engineering.

Would i realistically have a chance at getting into a Russle group uni with 3 A's maybe 1A* in Maths for computer science? And if so, What work experience would i need? I have none at the moment. I was going to take the CS50 course and the Odin project over summer which could be fun. Really enjoy the creative aspects of coding though. I enjoy seeing an outcome from something i've spent ages making. I also enjoy maths (Controversial opinion haha).

Anyways, Would there be some other option, like a degree apprenteship?

Thank you.
hey i’m also in y12 right now and i take maths fm cs and sociology. you definetely have a good chance there are many students who start cs at uni without even having coded a line before so there’s still hope lol. if u like the creative aspect of coding maybe specialising in software engineering would be good and look for unis that do bEng over bSc as then it’s more practical. it’d be great if u did a cool personal project as well and write abt it on ur ps
DA are cool too u shld apply to as many as u can and see where that takes u
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