Applying for different courses on UCAS - personal statement help?Watch this thread
I was just wondering if it was possible to apply to two different courses on UCAS - not really different but for a single honours and one university and a joint honours at a different one.
I want to apply for Classics at Oxford and Durham, but Classics and English at Exeter, Bristol and Nottingham, simply because Durham do not do Classics and English and I prefer the Oxford Classics course to the Classics and English one. But right now my personal statement is all classics and I was wondering how much I should put about English without ruining my Oxford chances, since I am only applying for Classics there so it might be irrelevant.
Yes, you can apply to a mixture of joint and single honours degrees. Oxford's admission tutors will understand that you're applying for joint courses at other universities; they won't hold it against you.
I'm sure it is possible to talk about both English and Classics in one coherent personal statement, you just need to find the right balance. You could for instance talk about classical literature's influence on modern literature (are there any books you like which have a strong classical theme?), or Latin's influence over the English language. Here is an example of a Classics and English personal statement.