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    I was looking to get some suggestions for university courses. I'm currently doing Economics, Interntional Business, Graphic Design and Maths (stats) at college.

    I was really interested in economics/business when i first started college, but after a while i lost my interest and decided it's not something I would enjoy doing at uni, but something that might earn me a lot of money.

    therefore I am really confused right now, and have no idea what to do after I finish college... I really want to go to uni but I have no idea what course to do.

    So please could anyone who's been in a similar position offer me some advice, or maybe some courses I could do with my current A levels.

    Thanks in advance

    Don't do a course that you're not interested in just because there is a prospect of a well-paid job. In the worst case, you could not finish the course then have no degree anyway.

    What's your favourite subject at A level?

    Does Engineering appeal to you? Or Architecture?

    Have you taken the UCAS Stamford Test yet? That could give you a few options to explore:


    what about something completly different,
    At most unis you dont need the A - Level in these subjects I believe...

    Engineering (need maths)

    You could also look at St Andrews you start the year there with 3 subjects rather then 1 and do 2 years of 3 subjects before specialising into the subject you chose as your degree

    I think...
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    @ taheki: thanks, that was exactly my point = I don't want to do something I'm not interested in. And yes, I have considered Architecture, but I haven't done any research into it as until a month or so ago I was sure I wanted to do Economics/Management. Also, I heard I need an art subject, which again I don't do at A level.

    @jordan12: yes, I have and it came up with management, marketing, foreign languages and design....

    @hardy_4_paws: thanks for the info about St Andrews and the other subjects.. will look into that

    any other suggestions, maybe some people who've been in my situation before??

    I couldn't decide what to do, I put it off until I'd missed the 2009 entry but now I'm glad I did. I had time to think about what I wanted to do.
    Don't think you have to rush to find something.

    I'll be going to uni this September now.
    I still don't know what exact career I want to pursue but I know I want to be doing something in the field of science so I'm studying Biology.
    I can specify along the way

    If I had rushed into applying first time round I'm sure I'd be doing the wrong course at the wrong place and i'd be unhappy.
    So I think it's a good idea to consider other options.

    How about combined courses, if you are not quite sure what you want to specialise in but have a general direction? Many unis offer that, such at the combined Honours in arts or combined honours in social sciences in durham, exeter and a few other unis. look into that, then you could mix and match your fav. choices!

    p.s. check out land economy @ cam =) i love the course because of the options it gives me! and no specific a levels are required either
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