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    When choosing your options do you pick the same course at 3/4 different University's or can you pick 3/4 different courses at the same University and then pick the one you want to do once you get offers?

    I want to apply for 2 different courses at the same University. One is a Computer Science course and the other is a Game Design Course. Im torn between what one I want to do, so I'm thinking that If I don't get one I might still have the option to do the other and then its not really a big loss.
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    (Original post by AndrewD92)
    When choosing your options do you pick the same course at 3/4 different University's or can you pick 3/4 different courses at the same University and then pick the one you want to do once you get offers?
    Either, or a mix of both. The courses don't have to be same, and you can apply to up to five places. It's not uncommon to apply to four universities, but to apply to two slightly different courses at the same one. I've never known anyone apply for more than two courses at the same university though.

    Basically, you can apply to any five courses (minor restrictions for Oxbridge, Medicine, etc), doesn't matter what or where they are. Actually getting offers from them is another matter.
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    Technically you can apply to wherever for whatever you like (with exceptions e.g. Oxbridge)
    However it is advisable to keep your options as open as possible.

    If they're similar subjects and you feel that you can do your personal statement relevant to both then that would probably work alright, but if you apply for two completely different courses then obviously it's going to be difficult to tailor your personal statement to this.

    You've got to consider as well, that if you apply for different courses to the same uni., what if that uni. isn't particularly drawn to your app. and they reject you? That's two or more of your choices gone in one fell swoop. Although departmental entry requirements will differ, you still should bear this in mind.
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    (Original post by Ultimate_Geek)
    If they're similar subjects and you feel that you can do your personal statement relevant to both then that would probably work alright, but if you apply for two completely different courses then obviously it's going to be difficult pretty much completely impossible to tailor your personal statement to this.
    Corrected.

    But yes, you make some good points.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Corrected.

    But yes, you make some good points.
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    There is a chance that you will be accepted for both, but because they are similar courses, the university may choose which course is better for you (ie from looking at you personal statement), and only accept you for that one, and not the other.
 
 
 
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