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I want to study PPE at degree level and am in the process of choosing the 5 universities that I want to apply to. However, I am stuck on 4 unis & was contemplating whether to apply to Southampton as my 5th choice despite the fact that ask for at least a B in AS Maths which I don't do. I do two of their preferred subjects though and I'm not sure if it is worth applying for the course and seeing if they'll accept me. Any advice would help! x
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I want to study PPE at degree level and am in the process of choosing the 5 universities that I want to apply to. However, I am stuck on 4 unis & was contemplating whether to apply to Southampton as my 5th choice despite the fact that ask for at least a B in AS Maths which I don't do. I do two of their preferred subjects though and I'm not sure if it is worth applying for the course and seeing if they'll accept me. Any advice would help! x
Just call them up and say whether they are willing to be lenient or not on that requirement
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(Original post by leahxfootball)
I want to study PPE at degree level and am in the process of choosing the 5 universities that I want to apply to. However, I am stuck on 4 unis & was contemplating whether to apply to Southampton as my 5th choice despite the fact that ask for at least a B in AS Maths which I don't do. I do two of their preferred subjects though and I'm not sure if it is worth applying for the course and seeing if they'll accept me. Any advice would help! x
As above, but it doesn't look likely.
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They ask for at least a B in AS Maths which I don't do.
Then its totally pointless applying. You'll get rejected on first look.

Economics is a numerical discipline - you need Maths and if you don't have the aptitude for this you will struggle. Maybe think about Politics and Philosophy, Politics and History or another combo instead. Despite what you may have heard about PPE being the golden-ticket to fame and fortune, there are plenty of other routes to the top.

Advice here about 'How to Avoid 5 Rejections' - read it all carefully - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...ity-rejections

PPE at Oxford (other Universities also offer PPE) - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni.../ppe-at-oxford

Guardian article on PPE - https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-degree-oxford
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I did end up ringing them & they suggested applying for a different course, so thank you for your advice (& sorry for the late reply x)
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Just call them up and say whether they are willing to be lenient or not on that requirement
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Thank you for your advice, I won't be applying to Southampton but I've got my heart set on doing PPE & at this point, I'm a bit too scared to change my mind x
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Then its totally pointless applying. You'll get rejected on first look.

Economics is a numerical discipline - you need Maths and if you don't have the aptitude for this you will struggle. Maybe think about Politics and Philosophy, Politics and History or another combo instead. Despite what you may have heard about PPE being the golden-ticket to fame and fortune, there are plenty of other routes to the top.

Advice here about 'How to Avoid 5 Rejections' - read it all carefully - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...ity-rejections

PPE at Oxford (other Universities also offer PPE) - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni.../ppe-at-oxford

Guardian article on PPE - https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-degree-oxford
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You still have plenty of time so give that advice some thought. Don't be afraid to explore other options that may suit you better.
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Thank you for your advice, I won't be applying to Southampton but I've got my heart set on doing PPE & at this point, I'm a bit too scared to change my mind x
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