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    I am currently applying to Cambridge, Durham (NatSci), Imperial, UCL (Physics) and Imperial (Biomedical Engineering) with 4A* predictions. However, I don't feel like doing BME anymore since I am more interested in Physics and the job market is quite limited compared to other Engineering disciplines.
    So, I'm thinking about substituting it with Physics at Manchester, but my parents are saying that it doesn't matter whether I really change it or not since I have used four choices (you only need 2 offers in the end) and they wouldn't want me to apply somewhere 'not as good' instead of Imperial and such.
    What should I do now? Advice appreciated : )
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    (Original post by MelanieChen)
    I am currently applying to Cambridge, Durham (NatSci), Imperial, UCL (Physics) and Imperial (Biomedical Engineering) with 4A* predictions. However, I don't feel like doing BME anymore since I am more interested in Physics and the job market is quite limited compared to other Engineering disciplines.
    So, I'm thinking about substituting it with Physics at Manchester, but my parents are saying that it doesn't matter whether I really change it or not since I have used four choices (you only need 2 offers in the end) and they wouldn't want me to apply somewhere 'not as good' instead of Imperial and such.
    What should I do now? Advice appreciated : )
    This is why you shouldn't make all your 5 choices when you apply to Oxbridge. You could have just applied to Cambridge and then done more research and added your other choices later...

    It's also not a good idea to apply to widely different courses when you only have one PS.

    But if you don't want to do BME then don't apply for it.

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    "Job market is quite limited", applies for NatSci and Physics...

    I'm pretty sure Manchester's physics department is one of the best in the UK though, and a quick check puts it slightly higher than UCL so the idea of going somewhere not as good is kind of moot. Additionally you should always plan for the possibility that you don't get accepted at some of those unis, having 4A* predictions doesn't guarantee you a place if you're bad at interview or in other admissions criteria. For Cambridge, Durham and Imperial the offer rates for people with your grades are 33%, 83% and 77% respectively, so there are still people with 4A*s who get rejected.
 
 
 
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