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Hello, I'm an undergraduate student at Cairo University and I'm about to start studying Architecture this September. I really had no chance to choose to study Physics at an undergrad level. My question is whether it is possible in the US or in Europe to do a masters degree in physics without having a bachelor degree in it. Knowing I have always wanted to become a physicist and do research. I know that at least I should have some kind of background in quantum mechanics and other higher-level topics in physics if I want an MSc, so what is really the best I can do if I want to self-study Physics without affecting a degree much, noting that an architecture major is known to be really time-consuming.
 

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I would be surprised if you find a serious university that would admit you to a master education without the proper documented prerequisites.
 
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The question is can you do physics? If you can demonstrate that then you should be able to find a place. The easiest way to demonstrate a basic knowledge of physics is to graduate from an undergraduate programme.

If this is what you want then you should do a physics degree from the onset, but be careful. Architecture offers good career prospects, physics doesn't in my opinion, at least not for most people.

It's not really about who we are or what we do, the point is to do something and to do it well.
 
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My suggestion is to seek out a physics GRE practice test (they're online) and see how well you do.
 

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Hello, I'm an undergraduate student at Cairo University and I'm about to start studying Architecture this September. I really had no chance to choose to study Physics at an undergrad level. My question is whether it is possible in the US or in Europe to do a masters degree in physics without having a bachelor degree in it. Knowing I have always wanted to become a physicist and do research. I know that at least I should have some kind of background in quantum mechanics and other higher-level topics in physics if I want an MSc, so what is really the best I can do if I want to self-study Physics without affecting a degree much, noting that an architecture major is known to be really time-consuming.

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Hello, I'm an undergraduate student at Cairo University and I'm about to start studying Architecture this September. I really had no chance to choose to study Physics at an undergrad level.
Why? Why completely waste 4 years on something won't help you? I guess it is good you aren't locked into med school, since that's a waste of even more time and money.

IMO, your best bet is to do whatever you can to shorten this 4 year detour. If that means not going to that college and instead working on bolstering your credentials to get into a physics undergrad program, a year spent doing that still saves you 3 years vs your current path (given that skipping the physics undergrad isn't actually an option).
 

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