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    I am applying for an extended degree with foundation year starting in September 2017. I don't have the necessary qualification to start on year 1 so need this foundation year.

    In my UCAS application I have stated the correct foundation code for each uni, but I understand I need to state which degree I intend to follow through on in my personal statement.

    My question is how strict are they on this choice? Can I change my mind through the foundation course? At what point do they really require you to make a commitment?
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    Ask your department which courses you'd be able to do with your foundation course. Most foundation courses allow you to do a few courses related to your course.
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    The info for the science foundation course states you can progress to many different degree courses: chemical, mechanical, automotive, electrical, electronic etc.etc. It's a very broad spectrum of science based degrees.

    I think I need to mention in my personal statement the one I am aiming for now. So what happens if I change my mind during this course? How flexible is it? Or would they frown upon me "flip flopping" as it were? Its just so hard to pin it down at application time. But I will choose one for the application certainly.
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    Not sure where you're applying to but my foundation year in Sheffield was filled of people going into all branches, we literally all had the exact same modules, so I imagine that whatever you choose now, you'll be allowed to change it for the first year of the actual degree. Put something down for now and then if it changes let them know and they should be able and willing to switch you without any problem
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    It'll vary depending on uni, I would imagine most will but at my uni (Sheffield too, coincidentally) the year after I did my foundation year they changed it so your modules would change slightly, I think with CompSci route students taking a programming module and ChemEng route students taking a chemistry module, in which case you might not be able to change.
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    OK guys thanks for your replies. If all the modules in the science foundation year are the same then it should be OK to change the actual degree depending on availability of course. But I just wondered if it was frowned upon or you were not allowed to do this once the foundation was started.

    I realise this only applies to students who have actually done a foundation year as most will be going straight on to year 1 of their choice with their A levels.
 
 
 
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