Choosing which subject to study should be your first decision when deciding which degree to do. Some students know immediately what subject they want to study at university. For others, it can be a bit of a minefield. This is something you need to sit down and figure out yourself, it is not a good idea to let a friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, parent or teacher talk you into doing a course you are not really interested.


A university degree is three years of intensive study so you should choose something that you enjoy, that you are eager to learn more about and that you are already quite good at. If nothing at all springs to mind, perhaps university is not the place for you. There are, after all, hundreds of other options out there, to find out more about them see the education section.

If you do know that university is for you but you are still having trouble honing in on a subject. It is a great idea to start thinking outside the box. The range of degrees out there is almost limitless and there are loads of cool new things that you can study, which will really set you up for the future. For example, if you are interested in Politics or Economics, you could study International Relations or International Business; if you are good at Maths, you could look into Software Engineering or Computer Programming; and if you like Biology why not try Biotechnology.

Whatever you do, don’t choose something on a whim, or just because you think you should, make sure you will really love whatever subject it is that you chose to study.


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