Hello, I am currently on a gap year after having finished my A-levels here in the UK. I hold offers from Imperial College and Manchester for their "Physics with Theoretical Physics" courses. I have the option, if I go to Manchester, to switch to the "Mathematics and Physics" course, which is basically a few physics modules swapped out for maths modules. However, at the moment, I couldn't be more confused. I'm hoping to become a theoretical physicist in the future, and am unsure of what exactly I should be studying to give me the best chances. There are so many different options for modules and pathways in every course - what should a theorist know? What would potential employers expect me to know? From what I can see, there also seems to be big differences between what each university offers: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/ugprospe.../physics/undergraduatecourses/coursestructure http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/course-handbook/7_programme_structure/structure.html [Broken] Again, I am worried if I would be at a disadvantage if I chose one uni over the other in terms of course content? Lastly, if I were to go to Manchester instead of Imperial College (Manchester being lower down in the UK "league tables") for my undergrad degree, would this have any sort of significant impact on my career/employability - and is there going to be any significant difference in the standards of the courses to begin with? I am sorry to waffle, but I really am totally lost at the moment. :) I'd greatly appreciate any help/advice!