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    Hey there, I haven't used this since the start of my GCSEs in year 9!

    Anyway, I'm unsure of what to do regarding my university options; I am hoping to study Politics and Russian. The best course I have found is the University of Edinburgh for this combination, however, a recent report has stated that it is the most expensive university to attend with regards to living costs. This is putting me off from applying to UoE as my first choice.

    *My family earn enough for me to get student finance, but not a lot of it because mom and dad are professionals, i'm stuck in the middle and am scared I will not be able to sufficiently support myself away from home - really want to move though

    I live in Birmingham and have the University of Birmingham on my doorstep, although it offers Politics and Russian, it is only as separate courses, rather than joint. They offer International Relations and Russian, but I am not sure/ do not understand the different between Politics and International Relations.
    I was considering opting for the Russian course in their MFL department because it does encompass global politics in year three, I am just very worried this will not get me a job where an actual politics qualification is necessary. History is also one of my passions, which I would not mind pursuing with Politics - I could do this with classes on the side of Russian, but it does not get me a qualification in being fluent.

    What do I do?!!?!
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    (Original post by Beibs_Amin)
    Hey there, I haven't used this since the start of my GCSEs in year 9!

    Anyway, I'm unsure of what to do regarding my university options; I am hoping to study Politics and Russian. The best course I have found is the University of Edinburgh for this combination, however, a recent report has stated that it is the most expensive university to attend with regards to living costs. This is putting me off from applying to UoE as my first choice.

    *My family earn enough for me to get student finance, but not a lot of it because mom and dad are professionals, i'm stuck in the middle and am scared I will not be able to sufficiently support myself away from home - really want to move though

    I live in Birmingham and have the University of Birmingham on my doorstep, although it offers Politics and Russian, it is only as separate courses, rather than joint. They offer International Relations and Russian, but I am not sure/ do not understand the different between Politics and International Relations.
    I was considering opting for the Russian course in their MFL department because it does encompass global politics in year three, I am just very worried this will not get me a job where an actual politics qualification is necessary. History is also one of my passions, which I would not mind pursuing with Politics - I could do this with classes on the side of Russian, but it does not get me a qualification in being fluent.

    What do I do?!!?!
    If your parents are going to make up the shortfall to the usual amount of student finance, you will be fine. My son managed very well there, as did his friends. There are plenty of jobs to be had also. It's a capital city with a massive tourist industry.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    If your parents are going to make up the shortfall to the usual amount of student finance, you will be fine. My son managed very well there, as did his friends. There are plenty of jobs to be had also. It's a capital city with a massive tourist industry.

    My parents will be able to make up short fall but it'll leave them struggling, i dont want to do that to them because they've done it before on better salaries and it still was hard.
 
 
 
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