Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I am applying to university for 2017 entry. I got 5As in my higher exam results but do not want to give up either maths or history. My ideal degree would to do a joint honours in archaeology/maths or history/maths, however, i can only find 2 unis in Scotland which offer these types of courses. Should I aim my personal statement towards both subject areas and possibly sacrifice my chances in other universities, or should I aim it more towards one in the hope of getting offers from my other places and hope that I still get a place for the joint degree? Would they accept me for a joint degree even if my PS is tailored towards one subject?
    Thanks
    • Official TSR Representative
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kraken713)
    I am applying to university for 2017 entry. I got 5As in my higher exam results but do not want to give up either maths or history. My ideal degree would to do a joint honours in archaeology/maths or history/maths, however, i can only find 2 unis in Scotland which offer these types of courses. Should I aim my personal statement towards both subject areas and possibly sacrifice my chances in other universities, or should I aim it more towards one in the hope of getting offers from my other places and hope that I still get a place for the joint degree? Would they accept me for a joint degree even if my PS is tailored towards one subject?
    Thanks
    Hi there, the University of Glasgow offers MA(Hons) Archaeology/Mathematics and MA(Hons) History/Mathematics. The personal statement being tailored to one subject would not affect your application to Glasgow. You will be made the standard offer as shown on our website. It would be a good idea to contact other Universities to find out their policy on Personal Statements.

    I hope that helps!
    - Kelly, UG Admissions
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    How are your GCSEs going so far?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.