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If you want to study abroad, you might be thinking, “what degree is right for me?”. Use this quiz to give you an idea of what degree might be right for you. 

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Take a look at the questions below and write down the letter of your answer. Then, when you’ve reached the end, count up how many of each letter you get. You can find your result at the bottom of the blog.

Before you start: Keep in mind that this quiz is just for fun - it can help you get started but shouldn’t be the only resource you use to pick the ideal career.

1. What are your interests?

  1. I love all things science
  2. I enjoy the business world 
  3. I like building things and working with my hands
  4. I am passionate about what’s right 
  5. I like problem solving and numbers

2. What environment do you see yourself working at in the future?

  1. A laboratory 
  2. Big branded company
  3. Working on a construction site or industrial plant
  4. Legal practice or judiciary 
  5. Banking, finance and accountancy company

3. What skills do you want to gain?

  1. Scientific, observation and experimental skills
  2. Entrepreneurship, leadership and management skills 
  3. Research, evaluation and data collection skills
  4. Communication, logical thinking and working under pressure skills
  5. Interpersonal, problem-solving and analytical skills 

4. What’s your personality like?

  1. I’m somebody who likes to observe and base my actions on results
  2. I’m competitive but cooperative with others
  3. I’m curious and like to get involved 
  4. I’m dedicated and keep going no matter what
  5. I’m a critical thinker who makes quick decisions

How many of each letter did you get?

If you have one of each letter or you got an even amount of two letters, you might need to do some more research. You might find you want to study something more 'creative' such as an art or media-related degree, or humanities-related, such as history, geography and literature. 

You can take a look at a university prospectus for more options if you’re unsure. 

Mostly A’s: Science-related degree

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A science-related degree is right for you! You can see yourself working at a laboratory in your future career, sharing major breakthroughs and discoveries with your colleagues.

You want to gain and develop your scientific, observation and experimental skills. 

At Newcastle University, there are societies like the Marine Science Society and Bio Sc Society you can join and meet people with similar interests to you. Physics, Biology and Computing are just some of the Science-related degrees you could study.

Here are just some of the careers you could go into with a science-related degree:

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Marine biologist
  • Sustainability consultant

Mostly B’s: Business-related degree business degree trip ncl

A business-related degree is right for you! You can see yourself working for a big organisation in your future career, maybe for a well-known brand. 

You might enjoy studying International Business Management or any other Business-related degree. 

Recent Business graduates from Newcastle University have secured roles at multinational companies like Disney, Nissan and ESPN.

Here are just some of the careers you could go into with a business-related degree:

  • Business advisor
  • Business development manager
  • Project manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Sales executive

Mostly C’s: Engineering-related degree

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An engineering-related degree is right for you! You can see yourself working out in the field in your future career, maybe building and fixing important equipment. 

You might enjoy studying degrees like Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering - but there are other Engineering degrees that you can explore. 

You want to gain and develop your research, evaluation and data collection skills.

At Newcastle University, there are societies like the CEGsoc and Engineers Without Borders you can join and meet people with similar interests to you.

Here are just some of the careers you could go into with an engineering-related degree:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • CAD technician
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Nuclear engineer

Mostly D’s: Law-related degree

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A law-related degree is right for you! You can see yourself working at a legal practice, maybe investigating criminal, environmental or civil law cases.

Newcastle University has a dedicated Law Library containing over 40,000 volumes of materials. You can also join societies like the The Eldon Society or Bar Society to develop your practical skills and meet people with similar interests to you.

In your final year, you can choose to study legal topics that interest you from our wide range of research-informed modules. From employment law to criminology, the choice is yours.

Here are just some of the careers you could go into with a law-related degree:

  • Detective
  • Paralegal
  • Solicitor
  • Company secretary
  • Barrister

For students who don’t want to go into legal professions, a law degree is still a particularly valuable qualification that is highly respected by a range of employers. 

Mostly E’s: Finance-related degree

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A finance-related degree is right for you! You can see yourself working in banking, finance and accountancy. You’ll use your analytical and problem-solving skills on a daily basis. An Accounting and Finance degree is a professionally accredited degree course that can help you achieve that.

At Newcastle University, there are regular guest lecturers from leading accountancy firms who give insight into the industry. You'll also enjoy close interaction with chartered accountants on the teaching team.   

There’s also societies like the Finance Society and Entrepreneur Society you can join and meet people with similar interests to you.

Here are just some of the careers you could go into with a finance-related degree:

  • Chartered accountant
  • Company secretary
  • Forensic accountant
  • Stockbroker
  • Tax adviser

Now you have an idea of what degree is right for you, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your future career - if you haven’t already.

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