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    Hey all--

    Just a minor technicality question. On the Cambridge app form, they ask for undergrad Subject, Faculty/Department, and Degree qualification. I'm not sure what to put, and became a little weary when my app preview looked like this: Name:  Screen Shot 2016-10-09 at 7.43.22 PM.png
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    (Sorry about the small image). It says

    Bachelor of Arts in Biology/LatinAmerican Studies (Biology/LatinAmerican Studies)

    In other words, I was a double major at a liberal arts school in the US in Biology and LA studies. But the doubling here looks weird. So how should I list this on the form...? Thanks!
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    yes because subject is your 'major' in US terms i.e. the named subject(s) of the degree where department / faculty is the as it suggests the Department or Faculty that ran the course ...
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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    yes because subject is your 'major' in US terms i.e. the named subject(s) of the degree where department / faculty is the as it suggests the Department or Faculty that ran the course ...
    Oh ok, so I have it completed correctly?
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    (Original post by gowes93)
    Oh ok, so I have it completed correctly?
    It doesn't look right to me.
    Your subject is the course you actually studied (that would be Law with Accounting for me) but the Faculty is the department within the university that ran the course (Social Sciences in my case).
    A Faculty would have lots of different courses within it but would have a general name to cover them all. I don't know what that would be in your case though.
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    (Original post by gowes93)
    Oh ok, so I have it completed correctly?
    possibly not, but then again trying to translate the US Higher education system into other systems is notoriously difficult
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    'Faculty' is the department or school which ran the course. Something like 'School of Social Sciences', 'Department of Economics' etc
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    (Original post by gowes93)
    Hey all--

    Just a minor technicality question. On the Cambridge app form, they ask for undergrad Subject, Faculty/Department, and Degree qualification. I'm not sure what to put, and became a little weary when my app preview looked like this: Name:  Screen Shot 2016-10-09 at 7.43.22 PM.png
Views: 77
Size:  20.6 KB

    (Sorry about the small image). It says

    Bachelor of Arts in Biology/LatinAmerican Studies (Biology/LatinAmerican Studies)

    In other words, I was a double major at a liberal arts school in the US in Biology and LA studies. But the doubling here looks weird. So how should I list this on the form...? Thanks!
    I would suggest:
    Subject: Biology and Latin American Studies
    Faculty/Department: The department of your uni where you were based e.g. Faculty of Arts & Sciences
    Degree qualification: Bachelor of Arts

    When in doubt, contact the Admissions Office.
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    (Original post by gowes93)
    Hey all--

    Just a minor technicality question. On the Cambridge app form, they ask for undergrad Subject, Faculty/Department, and Degree qualification. I'm not sure what to put, and became a little weary when my app preview looked like this: Name:  Screen Shot 2016-10-09 at 7.43.22 PM.png
Views: 77
Size:  20.6 KB

    (Sorry about the small image). It says

    Bachelor of Arts in Biology/LatinAmerican Studies (Biology/LatinAmerican Studies)

    In other words, I was a double major at a liberal arts school in the US in Biology and LA studies. But the doubling here looks weird. So how should I list this on the form...? Thanks!
    It's a generic question that doesn't matter in this case. They aren't going to judge your application based on this, and it's quite obvious its one of those US degree structures that doesn't fit the UK system. Put your joint degree title for Subject and the Major's academic HQ ie next level up for Faculty/Department
 
 
 
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