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    Hey everyone !

    I am not sure If I should apply for History or Philosophy.
    I already have my grades (doing a gap year), I got the equivalent of 4 or 5 A* at my french baccalaureate (17.68/20 overall). So I know I have the overall grade to have my chances.

    The thing is that I got A* in history and B in philosophy.
    I feel I could write a better personal statement for philosophy, but it's clearly not my best grade and I wonder if it would be a better strategic choice for me to apply for history because I did extremely well (especially looking at the difficulty of the french baccalaureate.)

    I know that philosophy is not a pre-requisite to actually study philosophy in the UK ( It's a compulsory subject in the french system, in my steam around 7 hours per week) but I really wonder if a B in philosophy would look bad as I am looking at really competitive unis such as LSE, St Andrews, UCL, King's even though I exceed the entry requirements.


    Pick whichever one interests you more, I'd say you probably don't have as such a great interest in Philosophy based on your lower grade for it (and an interviewer would probably ask why you chose this over History) but I might be wrong.
    Have you read through what they cover at each uni you've chosen? That might help you get an idea of what it'll actually be like to study each subject.

    Would you not consider doing joint honours in History AND Philosophy?


    You'll be spending so much on University and have obviously worked very hard to get there, don't go with History because you did better in it, do what you want to do.
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