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    Hey guys. I’m actually an international student & currently taking A levels. I have search about UCAS & asked with my lecturer but I don’t really gets it..?

    I mean, what’s UCAS in general. And what should I do when I’m applying for UCAS?

    Sorry if my question sounds odd tho but anyway thank you so much for answering! Have a great day ♥️
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    (Original post by syhzqh)
    Hey guys. I’m actually an international student & currently taking A levels. I have search about UCAS & asked with my lecturer but I don’t really gets it..?

    I mean, what’s UCAS in general. And what should I do when I’m applying for UCAS?

    Sorry if my question sounds odd tho but anyway thank you so much for answering! Have a great day ♥️
    UCAS is the organisation that handles applications to UK universities.

    More information here:
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/university/apply/ucas

    Have you just started your A-levels?

    Do you have an idea of which course you'd like to study at university?


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    ,UCAS is the centralised application system for universities (and some other courses) in the UK. Essentially, you submit one application and can select up to five courses (either at five different institutions or for more than one course at one or more) to have that application considered for.

    Th UCAS website has all the details of how the process works, including several videos, e.g. this one
    https://www.ucas.com/connect/videos/...use-apply-2018

    The general closing date for applications is January 15th each year, but if you are applying to either Oxford or Cambridge, or for Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary medicine, the closing date is 15th October (that is, three months earlier) and there are other exceptions.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    UCAS is the organisation that handles applications to UK universities.

    More information here:
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/university/apply/ucas

    Have you just started your A-levels?

    Do you have an idea of which course you'd like to study at university?


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    Aye thank you very much! Not really as I’m already in semester 2 and will be taking my AS exam this may/june. And i would like to study legal anthropology
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    (Original post by Isinglass)
    ,UCAS is the centralised application system for universities (and some other courses) in the UK. Essentially, you submit one application and can select up to five courses (either at five different institutions or for more than one course at one or more) to have that application considered for.

    Th UCAS website has all the details of how the process works, including several videos, e.g. this one
    https://www.ucas.com/connect/videos/...use-apply-2018

    The general closing date for applications is January 15th each year, but if you are applying to either Oxford or Cambridge, or for Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary medicine, the closing date is 15th October (that is, three months earlier) and there are other exceptions.
    Thank you so much! So if i’m planning to go for anthropology course, and I’ll finished my A Levels by the end of this year, i shall apply by next year January 15th then?
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    (Original post by syhzqh)
    Aye thank you very much! Not really as I’m already in semester 2 and will be taking my AS exam this may/june. And i would like to study legal anthropology
    That's a *very* niche course.

    Usually it's better to study a more general first degree, and then specialise at postgraduate level.

    eg Law *or* Anthropology.

    But LSE offers this
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/Study-at-LSE/Un...pology-and-Law
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    That's a *very* niche course.

    Usually it's better to study a more general first degree, and then specialise at postgraduate level.

    But LSE offers this
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/Study-at-LSE/Un...pology-and-Law
    Yeah my teacher also said the same thing, as I should go for more general first degree, like social anthropology. This do caught me into a dilemma 😂😭 But may I know why it is better to go for general first degree?

    Yes! LSE is my first choice actually haha
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    (Original post by syhzqh)
    Yeah my teacher also said the same thing, as I should go for more general first degree, like social anthropology. This do caught me into a dilemma 😂😭 But may I know why it is better to go for general first degree?

    Yes! LSE is my first choice actually haha
    Because it gives you a wider foundation on which to build more specialist knowledge. And therefore a context for that knowledge.

    LSE is *extremely* competitive. UCAS gives you 5 choices in total, so have a look at courses elsewhere too.

    edit... that course has a 15% offer rate. That's very low.
    https://university.which.co.uk/london-school-of-economics-and-political-science-university-of-london-l72/anthropology-and-law-3-years-9250-ml16
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Because it gives you a wider foundation on which to build more specialist knowledge. And therefore a context for that knowledge.

    LSE is *extremely* competitive. UCAS gives you 5 choices in total, so have a look at courses elsewhere too.

    edit... that course has a 15% offer rate. That's very low.
    https://university.which.co.uk/londo...ears-9250-ml16
    Ah that explained everything. Maybe I shall consider again either applying anthropology or legal anthropology. Thank you so much for your help! )
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    (Original post by syhzqh)
    Aye thank you very much! Not really as I’m already in semester 2 and will be taking my AS exam this may/june. And i would like to study legal anthropology
    I can't find any courses in legal anthropology at all in UCAS. A joint degree in law and anthropology is probably a good option, but have you looked into criminology?
 
 
 
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