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I want to do a phd in the more theory based side of physics (particular interests include biophysics, quantum computing, other areas of condensed matter physics, a lot of things to do with maths and of course as everyone always says string theory and particle theory haha)

I am just stuck in deciding what pathway to take (I outline the differences below) as I want to be exposed to as much maths as I can but also concerned I would be missing out on some great things in experimental physics in my 3rd year but the thing is I HATE labs this year because of how rigid it is (it is just following a list of instructions, which I understand we need to do to learn how the equipment works but it is just so boring) and from what I have been told it is the same next year in terms of labs

If I take straight physics I do 3 lab modules and 1 medical physics module (rest is same on both streams)

but if I take theoretical physics I do modules non linear differential equations, geometry of curves, calculus of variations, fluid dynamics, topology, differential geometry, advance differential geometry, vector spaces as well as the standard maths of a physics degree (in the uk at least)

I am just looking for your opinions on what you think potential pros and cons could be and why you think one would be better than the other

Thank you for any help you can give