I'm studying physics in Edinburgh, UK, and I'm on my second year of four. I used to be passionately excited about studying physics at degree level but so far I've found it to be mostly uninspiring and often tedious. As stated in my title, I want to ask how usual it is to feel this way early on during one's studies, and how much this tends to change as one progresses through the course. Right now we're studying mechanics/ODE's, (hard, not much fun), Vector Calculus (tolerable), Electricity & Magnetism (so-so) and Matter (again, so-so). Last semester we covered waves, relativity, linear algebra (didn't like these courses) and basic QM, which was actually quite interesting. Next year we start on more serious stuff, like EM, QM, Stats/Thermo and Fourier Analysis. I can tell we're still at the stage where we're still learning the fundamentals that will be built upon during later study, but I'm worried that if I'm not enjoying it now I won't enjoy it later. When I started I was eager to learn about things like Plasma physics, fusion, nano-science and so on, but now I sometimes catch myself thinking "only two more years and a bit to go before I can leave this behind", which suggests to me that something must be wrong. TL;DR: I don't like the early stuff we're doing in physics - will it get more fun later on?