I recently received an unconditional offer to read Film Studies at the University of St Andrews. Before applying, I spoke with one of the uni's admissions staff and expressed my interest in studying a Joint Honours in English & Film Studies. Although I met the entry requirements for both subjects, it was suggested to me that I only apply for Film Studies – to allow myself a better a chance of being accepted, as it had the slightly lower entry requirements – and then to change at some point during my time at the university to my originally desired Joint Honours.
I have become increasingly concerned, however, that taking the English modules may not be possible. My main concern is that the course will be too full, and I won't get a space to take the modules, therefore ruining my chances of taking it at Honours level in the future.
How likely is it that I will get to take the modules I want? Specifically English – is it likely to be too full to accommodate me if I didn't apply for it specifically?
Would you pay less for a humanities degree?