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    Atm all my courses are singlr history so my ps is 100% history, but UCl's "history and politics of the Americas" looks kinda cool.

    Could i get an offer? (I have right grades,strong reference, but personal statement is my interest in history) (also i study American History and American politics as part of my a level courses (history,govpol).
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    yes, it's so possible. I read a girl's PS about civil engineering and she got accepted to general engineering.
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    As long as you talk about political history, a history personal statement would be fine for most history and politics courses.

    However, the problem is that the UCL course is specifically 'of the Americas' - so if you're talking about non-American periods of history elsewhere in your personal statement, then that will count against you. They would want to see your devotion solely to the Americas.
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    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    Atm all my courses are singlr history so my ps is 100% history, but UCl's "history and politics of the Americas" looks kinda cool.

    Could i get an offer? (I have right grades,strong reference, but personal statement is my interest in history) (also i study American History and American politics as part of my a level courses (history,govpol).
    If the UCL course is a unique course I'm sure they're used to personal statements not being absolutely centred around it, so I wouldn't worry. But it would be good to mention a bit of the course in your statement (e.g. Talk about political history)
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    You could also ask UCL if they would accept a separate PS from your standard UCAS one as that course has a specific scope. Some unis will allow this.
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    Hi! I am also applying for this course and I had this issue when I was working on my personal statement.
    https://youtu.be/TCe7J_GDplA - Have you watched this presentation?
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