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    I originally applied to do a History degree not because I especially enjoy the subject, but because it was my best A Level and therefore felt it would be the easiest degree for me to do.

    However, while I find it manageable academically, I don't enjoy it very much and can't see myself wanting to continue it past the first year.

    I've always been interested in doing a Japanese degree, but didn't have the A Level results to apply straight off, so my plan was to finish the first year of the History degree and apply on the basis of the results from that.

    So I applied, and have ultimately been rejected from all my five choices, so basically that didn't work out.

    So now I'm basically stuck on a History course I don't want to do with no prospect of changing courses to anything I actually want to study.

    Is there any point continuing with a degree you don't really want to do?
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    (Original post by TobaccoSmoke)
    I originally applied to do a History degree not because I especially enjoy the subject, but because it was my best A Level and therefore felt it would be the easiest degree for me to do.

    However, while I find it manageable academically, I don't enjoy it very much and can't see myself wanting to continue it past the first year.

    I've always been interested in doing a Japanese degree, but didn't have the A Level results to apply straight off, so my plan was to finish the first year of the History degree and apply on the basis of the results from that.

    So I applied, and have ultimately been rejected from all my five choices, so basically that didn't work out.

    So now I'm basically stuck on a History course I don't want to do with no prospect of changing courses to anything I actually want to study.

    Is there any point continuing with a degree you don't really want to do?
    Hi.. I do understand you.. Been in a little similar though not exact situation. I can't tell you what you should do, but can tell you what's right from my point of view.

    Doing something we don't like is utter useless and waste of time. There is always a work around for something that we like to do. Think harder you will find a way.

    If I was you I would quit history and Do Japanese (Will find some way).. I am not sure of what's the requirement to these courses.. As I am an Aerospace Engineering Graduate.

    Now, In case you need help in finding a way, reply here in detail and will try my best to help you. I can't promise you anything but we could debate and come to a conclusion.
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    1. Go and talk to your personal tutor - if you havnt done this already.

    2. Find out why you got rejected from the Japanese courses.

    3 Look at alternatives like studying Japanese History or Asian History - this might be more feasible than transferring to a language course.

    4. Think about getting some 'Japanese experience' and continuing with the History degree after a year off - because a half completed degree is pretty useless.

    http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/vis...g-holiday.html

    http://www.adventurerob.com/2010/10/...-holiday-visa/
 
 
 
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