Okay thanks(Original post by Protagoras)
Yeh, my apologies, I'm correct the second time with the career development loan. The Government postgraduate loan would not cover a senior LL.B. You could always find out but I would assume it's a no to that.
- 19-01-2016 14:23
(Original post by HandsomeBoh)
- 24-01-2016 00:37
I've managed to secure a place for the History and Politics course at Jesus College in Oxford beginning October 2016. I really love the HistPol course, and I get that it is a very prestigious course on its own, but after getting involved in researching financial regulation and contract law, I've become incredibly passionate in it, and now I would really love to change course to study Law.
Has anybody pulled off anything like that before? I have straight As and a pretty formidable portfolio of internships, published papers and leadership experience; but I'm also considering pre-empting them and taking the LNAT before asking them if I can change. I hear that I should finish one term of HistPol before I transfer, and winning the support of my tutors, should I consider also asking them before the term starts? I'm also afraid that they might void my HistPol place if I ask for a transfer.
- 09-02-2016 23:16
Hi, I'm a Lower sixth student interested in HPol, but also ordinary history- I'm torn between the two as I really love IR and Middle Eastern politics but I also really like the more in depth approach afforded by a history course. Say I were to apply for history and then decide on HPol- how exactly would the decision be made whether I be allowed to switch? Ik it sounds really opportunistic but trust me I genuinely am torn, and could use some advice.
- 10-02-2016 13:42
I was in similar conflict before submitting an application, ultimately deciding that there is enough politics within the history degree that I could satiate my interest for politics while still focusing on the depth approach that you mention above. If you look at the papers offered throughout the course, you'll notice that a number of them have political components, so while you may miss the political theory aspect, I believe the history course offers avenues to engage with political practice (especially within the more modern history papers). Side note: they may not let you switch from history to H-P post-admission as H-P has a smaller intake and therefore could be seen as more competitive. There's no way to know without asking, but not a strategy I would take on entering the process