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    I really want to study English Lit and Creative Writing together as a joint degree. I've now heard back from all of my 5 choices, with no rejections, so yay! But there's a catch.

    One university has rejected me for lit with creative writing, but given me an offer for just lit, which will be upgraded to an unconditional if I firm.

    Whilst that is amazing and would take so much pressure off, I really love creative writing. I understand I can still pick creative writing modules anyway, but the thing that really appeals to me about a joint course is that instead of doing a dissertation, I can do a creative writing project. If I do straight lit, that is taken away.

    Would I be wasting an opportunity if I rejected the unconditional, even if I don't really want to do the subject it's for? I'm afraid that if I accept it, I'll hate the course, but if I reject it, I'll fail my A Levels and be stuck with nowhere to go
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    (Original post by supernerdural)
    I really want to study English Lit and Creative Writing together as a joint degree. I've now heard back from all of my 5 choices, with no rejections, so yay! But there's a catch.

    One university has rejected me for lit with creative writing, but given me an offer for just lit, which will be upgraded to an unconditional if I firm.

    Whilst that is amazing and would take so much pressure off, I really love creative writing. I understand I can still pick creative writing modules anyway, but the thing that really appeals to me about a joint course is that instead of doing a dissertation, I can do a creative writing project. If I do straight lit, that is taken away.

    Would I be wasting an opportunity if I rejected the unconditional, even if I don't really want to do the subject it's for? I'm afraid that if I accept it, I'll hate the course, but if I reject it, I'll fail my A Levels and be stuck with nowhere to go
    Go with the course/uni you like the most, don't go with a uni just because you got an unconditional offer. It's not the end of the world if you don't get the grades required- your firm or insurance may be able to let you in anyway and if not you can go through clearing or retake and reapply. I retook my A-levels and reapplied and found that the vast majority of unis, including most RG unis, didn't care that I was retaking and I got offers from 2 RG and one other 'older' uni.
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    Go with the course/uni you like the most, don't go with a uni just because you got an unconditional offer. It's not the end of the world if you don't get the grades required- your firm or insurance may be able to let you in anyway and if not you can go through clearing or retake and reapply. I retook my A-levels and reapplied and found that the vast majority of unis, including most RG unis, didn't care that I was retaking and I got offers from 2 RG and one other 'older' uni.
    Remember A-levels have changed for most humanity subjects. If you are entered for the 2 years and fail it, then you have to resit the whole two years, rather than take individual units!
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    Would you be able to choose to study Creative Writing modules at the 'unconditional' university, through electives? Might it be possible to change your degree course after a term, or a year, at this university? Are you in a position to ask the university directly?
 
 
 
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