Can university offer you a place for a subject different to the one you applied for?

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creamteapunk
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I can't find any information about this anywhere. But has this ever happened? In that, they might think you'll be more suitable for one course. Especially interested in terms of Oxbridge - have they ever done this?
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(Original post by creamteapunk)
I can't find any information about this anywhere. But has this ever happened? In that, they might think you'll be more suitable for one course. Especially interested in terms of Oxbridge - have they ever done this?
Yes, offering a change of course is quite common, but I haven't personally heard it happen at Oxbridge.
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I can't find any information about this anywhere. But has this ever happened? In that, they might think you'll be more suitable for one course. Especially interested in terms of Oxbridge - have they ever done this?
Bristol were doing this last year turning people down for Medicine and offering other courses like Biological and Medicinal Chemistry instead. Some where else did it turning down people for History and offering something like Archeology instead. It is important people are not blinded by this. It is a way of unis filling empty spaces on course they cannot fill
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(Original post by swanseajack1)
Bristol were doing this last year turning people down for Medicine and offering other courses like Biological and Medicinal Chemistry instead. Some where else did it turning down people for History and offering something like Archeology instead. It is important people are not blinded by this. It is a way of unis filling empty spaces on course they cannot fill
Err..as a Bristol Chemist i am definitely positive that we don't offer Biological and/or Medicinal Chemistry
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Err..as a Bristol Chemist i am definitely positive that we don't offer Biological and/or Medicinal Chemistry
http://search.ucas.com/course/summar...24&ret=results

The name might be sightly different but I'm guessing this is it.
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Its VERY common for Unis to offer 'alternative courses' to those who either miss the required predicted grades for their preferred course or whose PS suggests they would be better off on another course.

Its a way of holding onto applicants committed to that Uni rather than a blunt 'No'. You dont have to say Yes to any alternative course offered - but its always worth reading the course description and thinking about it.
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(Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
http://search.ucas.com/course/summar...24&ret=results

The name might be sightly different but I'm guessing this is it.
Biochemistry is significantly different to Chemistry! But fair enough
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Biochemistry is significantly different to Chemistry! But fair enough
I dare say it is, but the point was about offering biochemistry and medicinal chemistry to rejected medics. Ordinary chemistry wasn't mentioned until you brought it up.:confused:
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No chance Oxbridge will do it. They get enough outstanding applicants for every course, don't see why they'd need to take some from other subjects xD
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(Original post by InadequateJusticex)
Err..as a Bristol Chemist i am definitely positive that we don't offer Biological and/or Medicinal Chemistry
I know they offered 3 courses cannot remember the exact names but the point I was making was they were turning people down for Medicine and offering other less popular courses instead. This was reported on here whom this had happened to
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No chance Oxbridge will do it. They get enough outstanding applicants for every course, don't see why they'd need to take some from other subjects xD
That's not true. They do it in cases where the applicant applied for a join-honours course originally.

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I dare say it is, but the point was about offering biochemistry and medicinal chemistry to rejected medics. Ordinary chemistry wasn't mentioned until you brought it up.:confused:
If you read swanseajack's post he clearly says biological/medicinal CHEMISTRY not biological/medicinal biochemistry. Had that course existed it would've been part of the school of chemistry mainly, hence why i got involved.

Quite a pedantic argument really, so best just drop it here.
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(Original post by InadequateJusticex)
If you read swanseajack's post he clearly says biological/medicinal CHEMISTRY not biological/medicinal biochemistry. Had that course existed it would've been part of the school of chemistry mainly, hence why i got involved.

Quite a pedantic argument really, so best just drop it here.
Biological Biochemistry doesn't make much sense... Do the Bios cancel out and somehow make Chemistry?

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If you apply for Physics at Oxford they will ask if you want to be considered for Materials science as well. But I don't know of any other instances where something like this happens.
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