Join TSR now and get answers to all your questions about uniSign up now
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi guys! I've recently firmed UCL. However, I've recently had issues with the course that I'm going to be studying. I've been accepted into Planning and Real Estate. But after a couple of months thinking, reading up a lot more and having more work experiences, I've realized that it might not be the course for me. Would it be okay if I request to change my course now? Or should I wait until September to request the change?
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by N037)
    Hi guys! I've recently firmed UCL. However, I've recently had issues with the course that I'm going to be studying. I've been accepted into Planning and Real Estate. But after a couple of months thinking, reading up a lot more and having more work experiences, I've realized that it might not be the course for me. Would it be okay if I request to change my course now? Or should I wait until September to request the change?
    What course do you want to change to? is it in the same department... and does it have the same entrance reqs?

    Out of interest, why had you decided the course is wrong for you?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by KAB1010101)
    What course do you want to change to? is it in the same department... and does it have the same entrance reqs?

    Out of interest, why had you decided the course is wrong for you?
    I want to change to Economics and Geography so no it's unfortunately not in the same department. Although I do fulfill their entrance requirements.

    Well there are many reasons why I think the course is not right for me. There's no doubt that I do have an interest in Planning and Real Estate, Urban Planning and Cities. But I figured for an undergraduate degree course, perhaps I would be jumping into a course that is too specific. I have a wide range of interests in developmental economics, environmental geography, mathematical economics and finance, so I'm afraid Planning and Real Estate wouldn't allow me to venture off into different careers since I'm not even sure what I'm really interested in now. Economics and Geography, on the other hand, sounds like the perfect, flexible and interesting course for me. So yeah, I just hope UCL would allow me to switch.
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by N037)
    I want to change to Economics and Geography so no it's unfortunately not in the same department. Although I do fulfill their entrance requirements.

    Well there are many reasons why I think the course is not right for me. There's no doubt that I do have an interest in Planning and Real Estate, Urban Planning and Cities. But I figured for an undergraduate degree course, perhaps I would be jumping into a course that is too specific. I have a wide range of interests in developmental economics, environmental geography, mathematical economics and finance, so I'm afraid Planning and Real Estate wouldn't allow me to venture off into different careers since I'm not even sure what I'm really interested in now. Economics and Geography, on the other hand, sounds like the perfect, flexible and interesting course for me. So yeah, I just hope UCL would allow me to switch.

    Hm, yeah that makes it slightly more difficult but not impossible...(not that i know anything about admissions at UCL)

    Well, i totally sympathise with you actually because I have a gap year job at a Planning and urban design consultancy, a job i got because i thought i wanted to go in to planning as a career. I am still interested in the area, like you, but i thought that instead of specialising early into a planning degree, i would do a geography degree to keep more doors open for me. I am going to do a straight geography Bsc at Bristol, and then, if i still want to and have not changed my mind, do a Masters in planning (or something similar).

    So basically, i totally agree with what you're thinking, and i think making the course switch would be a good decision. I even think, if they don't let you switch, you should consider a gap year. £9000 is a lot to spend on a degree you're not 100% sure on
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by KAB1010101)
    Hm, yeah that makes it slightly more difficult but not impossible...(not that i know anything about admissions at UCL)

    Well, i totally sympathise with you actually because I have a gap year job at a Planning and urban design consultancy, a job i got because i thought i wanted to go in to planning as a career. I am still interested in the area, like you, but i thought that instead of specialising early into a planning degree, i would do a geography degree to keep more doors open for me. I am going to do a straight geography Bsc at Bristol, and then, if i still want to and have not changed my mind, do a Masters in planning (or something similar).

    So basically, i totally agree with what you're thinking, and i think making the course switch would be a good decision. I even think, if they don't let you switch, you should consider a gap year. £9000 is a lot to spend on a degree you're not 100% sure on
    Yeah I agree, if they do not allow me to change I'd take another year off. And I'm an international so it'll cost me $19,900 for Planning and Real Estate annually, which quite frankly is pretty ridiculous. But UCL is seriously a fantastic university. For people who are 100% sure of what they want to do, specific courses like Planning and Real Estate would be perfect for them!
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by N037)
    Yeah I agree, if they do not allow me to change I'd take another year off. And I'm an international so it'll cost me $19,900 for Planning and Real Estate annually, which quite frankly is pretty ridiculous. But UCL is seriously a fantastic university. For people who are 100% sure of what they want to do, specific courses like Planning and Real Estate would be perfect for them!
    Maybe call them up and ask them if there is any chance of changing before you get there? It's worth a try....

    Yeah $19,900 is ridiculous!!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by KAB1010101)
    Maybe call them up and ask them if there is any chance of changing before you get there? It's worth a try....

    Yeah $19,900 is ridiculous!!
    yeah that's a good idea. I'll call them up tomorrow and ask. Hopefully they'll be nice to me.
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by N037)
    yeah that's a good idea. I'll call them up tomorrow and ask. Hopefully they'll be nice to me.
    good luck (i'd definitely say phone them rather than email!!)
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by KAB1010101)
    good luck (i'd definitely say phone them rather than email!!)
    They basically told me it's unlikely and that I would have to call up different departments and start e-mailing them.
 
 
 
Poll
Which web browser do you use?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.