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    Hi everyone, would appreciate some help with my dilemma:

    I'm an international student and I've received conditional LLB Law offers from Warwick and Edinburgh. However, I've come to realise that my passion for Literature far surpassed my interest for Law. I sent a request to both universities to change courses from Law to Lit. Edinburgh promptly allowed me to do so and hardly changed my conditions at all.

    However, I just heard from Warwick that 'the English department is no longer accepting new applications, including transfer applications' This means that if I decide to take the chance to change to Lit, my Law offer 'would no longer stand'. Also, if I was made unsuccessful with English I 'would not hold any offers from the University of Warwick'.

    I do intend to make Warwick my firm. However, is it worth giving up a concrete offer for an uncertainty? I know it's always best to follow what one is passionate about, but a Scots degree course is longer (and more expensive) and I am really keen on Warwick's Lit course.

    Thank you for your suggestions and comments.
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    Gosh, that's a hard one.
    If you're happy to go to either university, I'd ask Warwick to consider you for Lit, at the risk of losing your Law offer, because going to your second favourite university is a lot worse than having to study a course you're not really interested in or passionate about. If they say no, I'd firm Edinburgh.
    Did you apply to three other universities too, or did you only apply to these two?
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    They have already said they're not taking new apps. Warwick English is INCREDIBLY competitive, I would say you don't have much of a chance of switching when you get there. If you prefer English Lit why don't you just reapply? Remember Scotland's fees are lower than England's so it probably won't be much more.
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    (Original post by Caro)
    Gosh, that's a hard one.
    If you're happy to go to either university, I'd ask Warwick to consider you for Lit, at the risk of losing your Law offer, because going to your second favourite university is a lot worse than having to study a course you're not really interested in or passionate about. If they say no, I'd firm Edinburgh.
    Did you apply to three other universities too, or did you only apply to these two?
    LSE - rejected
    Queen Mary, Aberdeen - Conditional for Law (not quite keen on it, so not going to ask them to change to Lit anyway)
    Warwick, Edinburgh

    Happened exactly as you predicted. Course selector emailed saying that 'competition was really stiff' and 'the department is not going to consider an application that was previously sent for a course so unrelated to English Literature.'

    Appreciate you help though. Edinburgh it is =)
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    (Original post by inksplodge)
    They have already said they're not taking new apps. Warwick English is INCREDIBLY competitive, I would say you don't have much of a chance of switching when you get there. If you prefer English Lit why don't you just reapply? Remember Scotland's fees are lower than England's so it probably won't be much more.
    Meaning take a gap year?...

    Why are Scotland's fees lower? I was under the impression that since the course is longer (4 years), it would be more pricey... Correct me if I'm wrong though...
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    (Original post by Roweena37)
    Meaning take a gap year?...

    Why are Scotland's fees lower? I was under the impression that since the course is longer (4 years), it would be more pricey... Correct me if I'm wrong though...
    scottish govt funds scots to study at uni. so as a result, everyone else gets it sort of half price lol. i dont know, living costs might be... but :dontknow:
 
 
 
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