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    Hi all,

    As you'd gather from reading the title I'm in a bit of a situation. It took me a long time to decide which subject I wished to study. Eventually settled on Economics after deliberating between Business Management and Economics.

    Since then however I've done a lot more research into Ecomomics and related degrees and think I would be much more interested in and suited to a degree in finance. Only issue being I've already received all my offers for Economics.

    Is there anyway to go about changing these or will I have to wait until I go to attend the uni before asking?

    I would be willing to study Economics but just think I would much, much prefer finance.

    Uni's applied for - Swansea, Bristol UWE, Manchester Met and Portsmouth.

    Thanks
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    email the universities you applied to.
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    email the universities you applied to.
    Will this have any adverse effects? Like they might say sorry we have no places but as you're not interested in your course we're withdrawing the offer?

    Thanks for the reply.
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    My friend found herself in the same situation, and she emailed the universities she applied to regarding it. Most of the universities were happy to help, and transferred her application to the other department. Out of the 4 she asked (she applied to Oxbridge), 3 of them were willing to help her with the problem, and she ended up receiving offers from them all. So give it a try!

    Edit: She had also already received her offers for the courses she originally applied to, so she had offers when she asked to change courses.
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    Phone the universities speak to the department head first if possible or the admissions department. Explain the situation and ask if you could swap your application to the other course or if they would be willing to after you receive the grades. They might be able to put you on a dual honours degree like economics and finance. It's best to talk to them on the phone as emailing can take a lot longer.

    Because of it being UCAS I don't know how it'll work on that side of things, they might update your offer.

    Good luck, I hope it goes well
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    (Original post by rvcfever)
    Will this have any adverse effects? Like they might say sorry we have no places but as you're not interested in your course we're withdrawing the offer?

    Thanks for the reply.
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    Phone the universities speak to the department head first if possible or the admissions department. Explain the situation and ask if you could swap your application to the other course or if they would be willing to after you receive the grades. They might be able to put you on a dual honours degree like economics and finance. It's best to talk to them on the phone as emailing can take a lot longer.

    Because of it being UCAS I don't know how it'll work on that side of things, they might update your offer.

    Good luck, I hope it goes well
    Just adding in a little note here! My friend specified that she was not interested in losing the offers she already had, at least not before she had received offers from the course she changed to. The unis she applied to agreed to this, but you should of course hear with yours if they do the same. So her applications were being considered for changing courses, and if they were unsuccessful, she would still hold her place at the original course. When she received her offers from the new courses, the universities simply changed the course she was offered through UCAS (meaning she lost her original offers, but gained the ones for the course she changed to). Of course, this is an individual case, but it is doable, especially when the courses are so alike.
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    (Original post by rvcfever)
    Will this have any adverse effects? Like they might say sorry we have no places but as you're not interested in your course we're withdrawing the offer?

    Thanks for the reply.
    no that is unprofessional. they will not do that.
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    (Original post by m1m2)
    Just adding in a little note here! My friend specified that she was not interested in losing the offers she already had, at least not before she had received offers from the course she changed to. The unis she applied to agreed to this, but you should of course hear with yours if they do the same. So her applications were being considered for changing courses, and if they were unsuccessful, she would still hold her place at the original course. When she received her offers from the new courses, the universities simply changed the course she was offered through UCAS (meaning she lost her original offers, but gained the ones for the course she changed to). Of course, this is an individual case, but it is doable, especially when the courses are so alike.
    Thanks for your help. Will e-mail them today and hope for the best

    One of my teachers is convinced that at worst I'll have to wait until I get to uni and then they'll let me switch but I will email them now and see what they can do
 
 
 
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