I'm in year 12, I will be applying to uni within the next couple of months. As it stands, my first choice is LSE to study either Politics and International Relations or Politics and Philosophy - these are my ideal courses. I've decided to apply to Oxbridge as well as I've become aware of the 10% acceptance rate of LSE.
So now I need to decide between Oxford or Cambridge for Politics. I've visited Oxford once and Cambridge twice over the past few years whilst on a programme called The Brilliant Club and I do love the feel of Cambridge a lot more. The Human, Social and Political Sciences is the closest to Politics there, however I am very much not wanting to study biology or psychology. I am aware you can branch off but how much of the first or even second year is made up of compulsory modules that I will not enjoy?
Oxford's PPE has a lower requirement of AAA. Which, to me, seems more attainable. PPE includes Philosophy as I prefer but I'm not prepared for maths of any kind - which is why I didn't choose A Level Econ. Even if I was to branch away from the economics, would the compulsory modules entail much maths?
PPE seems more promising and relatable to Politics and International Relations and Oxford has lower grade requirements, though my heart remains with Cambridge. Is there anything else I should consider when deciding between the two? Does anyone have any advice on these two courses and which would be more suitable to me with my interests lying in Politics & IR?
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