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
Going to uni in 2010..... hopefully watch
- Thread Starter
- 22-07-2009 19:42
- 22-07-2009 19:47
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?
- 22-07-2009 20:19
Have you taken the UCAS Stamford Test yet? That could give you a few options to explore:
- 22-07-2009 20:28
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
- Thread Starter
- 22-07-2009 20:36
@ 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??
- 27-07-2010 18:47
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.
- 28-07-2010 10:58
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