The University of Nottingham has been kind enough to offer me an alternative course following my rejection from PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) many weeks ago, and I have to say that one of the main reasons why I would want to attend the Uni of Notti would be to swap courses.
The alternative course was Industrial Economics, so it doesn't have much to do with PPE as it is very much micro-focused, unlike PPE. IE is in the business school while PPE is in the economics school. Have you known/heard of anyone who has swapped courses and not only that, but swapped into a very prestigious and hard to get into course, into another department?
I understand I would still need appropriate A level grades to have such a switch of courses be accepted, but I would assume a university would much rather allow one of its students to enter a top course in year 2 rather than someone from another university, if one person would drop PPE in their first year, or swap courses.
Do you think I could make the move if I were to choose as many optional modules as I can to make my course more similar to PPE in the first year? I have to say I am very confident I would be able to do very well in my first year of uni, so would appropriate A level grades and (assuming I would have) a very good track record in my first year allow me to swap courses?
Thank you very much for your opinions! The time to choose universities is dangerously close so I could use as much advice/as many opinions as possible!
Switching Courses/Departments (Business>Economics)
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