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    So I've done some A Levels and I can get into a History degree now, but I'm doing an extra year in Bio/Chem (up to A2) as well.

    I would like to do Biomed over History, but if I don't get the grades I will be somewhat screwed because I can't spend another year at home.

    So, I want to apply for both. Can someone tell me how to write a personal statement that will allow me to apply for both?

    I suppose as a starting point I have a strong interest in the History of Medicine.

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    Pick the one you like best and apply for it. If you don't get offers for it then use UCAS extra to apply for the other course and then send the unis the alternative personal statement . Tonnes of decent unis have courses during UCAS extra so I guess if you used this method you'd have two chances to get into uni with two different courses.
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    (Original post by SkyRees)
    So I've done some A Levels and I can get into a History degree now, but I'm doing an extra year in Bio/Chem (up to A2) as well.

    I would like to do Biomed over History, but if I don't get the grades I will be somewhat screwed because I can't spend another year at home.

    So, I want to apply for both. Can someone tell me how to write a personal statement that will allow me to apply for both?

    I suppose as a starting point I have a strong interest in the History of Medicine.

    Thanks.
    I would strongly recommend that you don't write a combined personal statement for such different courses. It will be ridiculously obvious to the admissions tutors that you are writing a statement that covers two subjects and it will appear that you are not fully committed to their course. When there are many many applicants, a quick way to cut them down is to decline applicants who don't really seem to want to to the particular course. Applicants who come across as being uncommitted are always a risk of dropping out or not doing as well because they don't have the interest in the course.*

    One option you might want to consider is to apply for biomed and if you don't make the grades, apply for history through clearing (although you would need to contact the universities first and see if they would accept an additional PS).*
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    (Original post by SkyRees)
    So I've done some A Levels and I can get into a History degree now, but I'm doing an extra year in Bio/Chem (up to A2) as well.

    I would like to do Biomed over History, but if I don't get the grades I will be somewhat screwed because I can't spend another year at home.

    So, I want to apply for both. Can someone tell me how to write a personal statement that will allow me to apply for both?

    I suppose as a starting point I have a strong interest in the History of Medicine.

    Thanks.
    You will come across as either indecisive or ignorant about what the courses involve. Both those courses are very oversubscribed (biomed is a classic 5th choice for medics) so choose which one you actually want to study and make a properly targeted application for it. If you can't make your mind up, don't apply until you can.
 
 
 
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