Kate Shand: Maths and physics degrees come in all shapes and sizes, so do your research
First of all, well done for thinking long and hard about your degree choice because it is not a decision which should be taken lightly. You will be studying your degree subject for at least three, if not, four years and the most important factor to consider is whether you enjoy your subject. Passion for your degree subject will get you everywhere.
Degree courses at different universities can vary widely so start looking in more detail at the course descriptions. Heap 2017 is an excellent resource which can be found online and also ordered as a book.
Then do attend as many university open days as possible to arm yourself with information. The open days will give you the chance to speak to other students and hear about their experiences as well as understand better the subjects you are considering.
There will also be opportunities to discover more about linked subjects such as computer science and finance which require limited essay writing. Maths and physics degrees come in all shapes and sizes – some will offer business studies or economics modules. You might also like to consider university courses with a term or a year’s work in industry or a business environment.