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    Hi!
    So, essentially I am aiming to apply to a top university and I'm torn between straight up studying Law, or studying History and doing a conversion course to Law. I'm leaning towards doing the History course and then convering, hover that isn't what I'm posting about.
    For courses such as law, it's relatively simple to get experience to put down with your application - however seeing as I'm doing history and then a conversion course, do I need to notify them of this, or just that I'm intending to study History - also do I need to get experience for History, or Law as I intend to convert once I graduate?

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    (Original post by Wilder Airs)
    Hi!
    So, essentially I am aiming to apply to a top university and I'm torn between straight up studying Law, or studying History and doing a conversion course to Law. I'm leaning towards doing the History course and then convering, hover that isn't what I'm posting about.
    For courses such as law, it's relatively simple to get experience to put down with your application - however seeing as I'm doing history and then a conversion course, do I need to notify them of this, or just that I'm intending to study History - also do I need to get experience for History, or Law as I intend to convert once I graduate?

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    As has been said above, if you're wanting to do history and then do law then I'd advise you to consider doing undergrad law as doing a conversion course can be incredibly costly as there are no student loans available, so you're looking at £9000 a year in fees plus living costs. You will more than likely be able to find a course that allows you to study a few optional modules in history even if it wasn't part of your LLB degree.

    In terms of work experience, you don't need it for history and nor do you need it for law. Yes, if you do something really relevant than that's great but universities realise that not everyone can go to a law firm for experience as it often requires contacts and likewise not everyone can go to a museum for similar reasons. If you have something relevant to say then mention it but if you don't then you don't need to say anything at all - it's the same with progression after your degree. Unis don't really care what you plan to do in 5 years time and know that plans change so you can say you want to study law after (if you do apply for history) but it's not essential.
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    Awesome cheers for the advice from you both I am actually aiming to get into Cambridge to do History/Law, so that is why I was looking into doing super curricular activities for my application :3
    However you've both raised some interesting points, in particular the more tactical choice of university and the view towards work experience - I think I'm going to have to mull them both over to a great extent.
    Again, thank you for taking the time to help me with this
 
 
 
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