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    I have my bachelors degree in political science and history from strathclyde but unfortunetly failed my fourth year back in 2016 due to a mixture of mental health issues, family life and honestly just not being mature enough to grasp my situation in life. I'm coming up on two years years now since I was in higher education and I've straightened my life out and I know I'm on a good path towards personal development in all parts of my life. The issue is that politics and history are my passions in life and I want my honours to progress in a career in either of these fields. I'm aware I can't go back to strathclyde to do this, but I was wondering if it was at all possible to apply to a different university at fourth year and earn my honours there? I've not found any threads on this specific subject at all strangely enough, so any information you could give would be extremely helpful. Thank you.
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    (Original post by Watpol12)
    I have my bachelors degree in political science and history from strathclyde but unfortunetly failed my fourth year back in 2016 due to a mixture of mental health issues, family life and honestly just not being mature enough to grasp my situation in life. I'm coming up on two years years now since I was in higher education and I've straightened my life out and I know I'm on a good path towards personal development in all parts of my life. The issue is that politics and history are my passions in life and I want my honours to progress in a career in either of these fields. I'm aware I can't go back to strathclyde to do this, but I was wondering if it was at all possible to apply to a different university at fourth year and earn my honours there? I've not found any threads on this specific subject at all strangely enough, so any information you could give would be extremely helpful. Thank you.
    It’s often possible to top up an ordinary degree to an honours. I would try approaching Strathclyde - they might be more helpful than you think and at least you know your course should be compatible!
    Otherwise speak to universities and ask them. It’s often very much decided on a case by case basis so it’s important to get a specific answer.
    The other option is to talk to the Open University about using your current credits and topping up with them. That’s a very different experience but they’re usually the most flexible about accepting previous credits.
 
 
 

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