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    Im doing a Art degree this September but if I can't get a job from this Im going to do a Architecture degree straight after. I only have 240 Ucas points so I wanted to know if my degree will count towards my Ucas score or will I have to study extra A levels while im at Uni?

    There's probably been a mistake in your offer. Contact the uni and make sure they know that you're doing a degree rather than A Levels or equivalent. A degree offer should be something similar to 'get at least 2:2/2:1 overall'.

    Woops, edit: Your degree and/or portfolio will be your alternative for UCAS points. You'll also be a mature applicant by then so you'll have different requirements.
    • Thread Starter

    Thanks ill have a look at what I need to do for a portfolio now then.
    edit: I wouldn't be a mature student. I will be 21 when I finish my art degree 25 is when your classed as a mature student?
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    You don't get UCAS points for a degree or a portfolio. You may be able to use them towards entry qualifications, but the UCAS tariff says "this qualification gets X points" and degrees aren't on there.

    Over 21 is officially a mature student, but unis won't lower entry requirements or anything unitl you're much older.
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    Thanks ill just do two A levels while im at Uni then

    (Original post by bigbattle)
    Thanks ill just do two A levels while im at Uni then
    If you already know you want to do architecture, then why not just apply for that now? If you need more UCAS points to do the course you're interested in then have a gap year, do 2 A levels and reapply next year. It seems a pointless waste of time and money to enrol on a 3 year degree course, studying A levels alongside with the idea of doing a second degree afterwards. You are not entitled to any form of student loan or grant for a second degree meaning you'd have to fund it all yourself which unless you're in a very fortunate position where money isn't a problem, I doubt you'll be wanting to add to a 20k+ debt with bank loans to fund further study straight after graduating.
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