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    My plan was to do Modern History and Politics at Southampton. It had the most stimulating modules which I really cared for, but I doubt I'll meet my offer. They themselves said it a very competitive course. My insurance choice Royal Holloway also wanted the same grade for History.

    The issue is I choked badly in my last history exam and proceeded to make costly strategic blunders. History was my one passion and I wanted to become some sort of academic, or at least teach it for a living. All I needed was a B but my poor judgement (ran out of time, rushed, formulated a bad plan and answered the 40 marker incorrectly) makes it seem unlikely.

    I can't find a uni that accepts anything less than a B for history, which seems reasonable tbh. No other uni's I looked at had modules as interesting as Southampton's ( i.e.terrorism, Gandhism, Iran, McCarthyism etc).

    I could do Politics and IR somewhere but I'm not sure if that will lead to many opportunities, nor am I sure it would be valued if I don't do it from a 'good' university? Is where you go important or is how well you do all that matters?

    I was a third year at college so re-sitting does not seem to be an option. Currently I have 300 UCAS points from three subjects. 120 from Sociology, 120 from Law btec (not very intellectually challenging I know) and only 60 from Economics. I re-sat economics papers this year but the most I can hope for is a C in my opinion.

    Is it still worth looking for a 'good uni'? Is Politics and IR a worthwhile degree? If not, then it's probs not worth the debt and next 3 years of my life.

    I know majoring in STEM could help me make good money, but as I couldn't do AS Maths or Biology in the first year, I doubt that path is an option. I could ditch Uni as an option and pursue an apprenticeship in accounting, but I'm not sure my heart's in it.

    I'm going to be 20 in November and am worried I lack any real world experience. Feel like a bit of a man-child and this needs to change. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by Ovais Malik)
    My plan was to do Modern History and Politics at Southampton. It had the most stimulating modules which I really cared for, but I doubt I'll meet my offer. They themselves said it a very competitive course. My insurance choice Royal Holloway also wanted the same grade for History.

    The issue is I choked badly in my last history exam and proceeded to make costly strategic blunders. History was my one passion and I wanted to become some sort of academic, or at least teach it for a living. All I needed was a B but my poor judgement (ran out of time, rushed, formulated a bad plan and answered the 40 marker incorrectly) makes it seem unlikely.

    I can't find a uni that accepts anything less than a B for history, which seems reasonable tbh. No other uni's I looked at had modules as interesting as Southampton's ( i.e.terrorism, Gandhism, Iran, McCarthyism etc).

    I could do Politics and IR somewhere but I'm not sure if that will lead to many opportunities, nor am I sure it would be valued if I don't do it from a 'good' university? Is where you go important or is how well you do all that matters?

    I was a third year at college so re-sitting does not seem to be an option. Currently I have 300 UCAS points from three subjects. 120 from Sociology, 120 from Law btec (not very intellectually challenging I know) and only 60 from Economics. I re-sat economics papers this year but the most I can hope for is a C in my opinion.

    Is it still worth looking for a 'good uni'? Is Politics and IR a worthwhile degree? If not, then it's probs not worth the debt and next 3 years of my life.

    I know majoring in STEM could help me make good money, but as I couldn't do AS Maths or Biology in the first year, I doubt that path is an option. I could ditch Uni as an option and pursue an apprenticeship in accounting, but I'm not sure my heart's in it.

    I'm going to be 20 in November and am worried I lack any real world experience. Feel like a bit of a man-child and this needs to change. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    You might get lucky if your result isn't too bad. That course was in clearing the last two years. Otoh it wasn't in 2013 and might not be this year.

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