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What Advice would you Give Someone Choosing a Uni Subject?

Are you trying to decide which subject to apply for? We asked the experts (current students) to give you the tips which helped them decide. After all, they’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt. Literally.

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Choose one that you're interested in

This is a bit of a no-brainer but if you're not interested in a subject then it's probably not for you. Consider what you're interested in and see if there's a subject that aligns with that. 

Our students said:

"Some go for the most rewarding subjects, some go with their interests. I'd say option 2."

"Follow your interests!"

"Choose one you're passionate about, it makes doing the work far easier!"

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Think about the future

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What subjects will take you there?

Our students said:

"Choose what you like and also what suits your future goals."

"Consider your subjects value in the job market."

"Choose something that will give you varied career options."

"Find one that opens a lot of doors in case you change your mind about your career."

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But also...

Our students said:

"Don't choose a subject just because a career pays well. Choose it because you like it."

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Some practical tips

Make an informed decision about your future.

Our students said:

"Do enough research about your interested subjects!"

"Just go through the modules of that subject before finalising the subject!"

"If you're looking at an 'ology' subject take a year out to figure out what you actually wanna do."

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Consider the commitment

Think hard about spending (at least) the next three years of your life deep in the subjects you're interested in.

Our students said:

"Choose something that you like the most or else you will be suffering."

"Make sure it is something you truly want and can commit to at least for the next 3 years."

One way sign

It's important to remember that lots of degrees don't have a specific job title guaranteed at the end and that can be positive, even if that makes you a bit nervous. It means that there are lots of places that subject can take you rather than just one very defined career path. 

Other subjects will seem very narrow but if you do your research you will see that the transferable skills you'll gain from that course will equip you for more careers than you imagined. Take a look at the Careers tab on Coursefinder and you might be surprised at the range of careers that each course opens up.

Thank you to everyone who responded, we hope this has been helpful!

If you'd like to find out more about a course you're interested in then you can chat to our current students or ask a question.