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    I have sent off my UCAS application for natural sciences. However I have kind of decided that I now want to do chemical enigneering a week after sending off my UCAS. Will universities still accept me when my personal statement is about a different course? Plus I've already got offers for NatSci, if I phone them would they consider changing the course??

    Also if it helps I talked about global issues such as food security, energy and fresh water use. I focused on catalytic chemistry, indoor vertical farming and hydroelectric power as solutions that interested me.
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    They may do so (whether UCAS allows you to is another question) but realistically they have no obligation to do so and may well simply require you reapply the next year if you don't take an offer from your initial application. You may also apply through clearing, at which point you have the option to put in a new personal statement anyway.

    Alternately if you've applied to Cambridge NatSci and get an offer, you can move into the CEB tripos after first year of NatSci at the discretion of your director of studies. Applicants who put down CET via NST aren't bound to this, and vice versa; such an applicant may well decide to remain in NST (or change to something else less usually) and those who originally only applied to NST aren't prejudiced if they wish to move into CEB provided they satisfy any relevant entry criteria.

    Some of your topics in your PS are relevant to ChemE anyway, and realistically in most STEM subjects PS's are a fairly minor aspect of the application.
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