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What's the best subject to study? Sam, Nottingham


Our Answer:

What are your hobbies? What are you interested in? Thinking about your likes and dislikes is a good place to start when considering a subject to study. It will be easier to dedicate a few years of your life to something you're naturally interested in. 

What kind of job do you want in the future? - If you really want to be a doctor for example, now is the time to makes steps towards that goal. Studying a relevant subject will help you build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to use in the future. 

Once you've chosen your subject, think about whether there is an area you'd like to specialise in. For example, you might be interested in the environment – UEA's School of Environmental Sciences has students studying courses related to Meteorology and Oceanography, Geophysics, Climate change and Earth sciences among other specialisms.  

There are other factors to consider too, such as the structure of the course (what kind of learning are you suited to?), career prospects, and entry requirements among other things.  

We've created a handy infographic to help you decide which course to study. 

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