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I want to apply for both "BA History, Politics and Economics", as well as "BA History" at UCL just because I really loved it there when I visited and I loved London. I want to do something with History and Economics in the course, so I'll also be applying for Economic History which is only offered by two universities, and then HPE at UCL. That means I have to fill the other places with straight History, and none of the other universities that offer History appeal to me as much as UCL did. So would there be any disadvantage of doing this? My personal statement caters a little more to the economics side, but it is all within the context of history and economic history.

If it helps, my grades exceed the minimum grades required for a contextual offer (ABB) which I qualify for. I have an A* in Graphic Communication, A in History, and a B in Economics.
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(Original post by ErvinBoyes)
I want to apply for both History, Politics and Economics, as well as History at UCL just because I really loved it there when I visited and I loved London. I want to do something with History and Economics in the course, so I'll also be applying for Economic History which is only offered by two universities. That means I have to fill the other places with straight History, and none of the other universities that offer History appeal to me as much as UCL did. So would there be any disadvantage of doing this? My personal statement caters a little more to the economics side, but it is all within the context of history and economic history.

If it helps, my grades exceed the minimum grades required for a contextual offer (ABB) which I qualify for. I have an A* in Graphic Communication, A in History, and a B in Economics.
Your choice. I would talk to UCL admissions and see if theres a more efficient way of using 2-3? choices?
If UCL is the only place for you then thats where you are pinning your hopes.
If the competition is fierce though, then if you fail for one you could easily fail for all three attempts.
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Your choice. I would talk to UCL admissions and see if theres a more efficient way of using 2-3? choices?
If UCL is the only place for you then thats where you are pinning your hopes.
If the competition is fierce though, then if you fail for one you could easily fail for all three attempts.
I think you may have misunderstood slightly, the courses are "BA History Politics and Economics" and "BA History" not History, Politics and Economics respectively. Just edited it now, my bad for not making it clearer . Do you think in this case it would make less of a difference?
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I applied to two courses at Uni Of Liverpool and it turned out to be a waste imo. Both courses were in clearing so I could’ve easily switched. It’s better to pick 5 unis but if you don’t want to apply to 5 then that’s fine I guess. But then again UCL is way above Liverpool lmao
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I think you may have misunderstood slightly, the courses are "BA History Politics and Economics" and "BA History" not History, Politics and Economics respectively. Just edited it now, my bad for not making it clearer . Do you think in this case it would make less of a difference?
Answer is still the same. It is ok, but if you speak to admissions they may consider you in the alternative if you only use one choice.
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Answer is still the same. It is ok, but if you speak to admissions they may consider you in the alternative if you only use one choice.
Yeah thats probably the best way forward. thank you!
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(Original post by ErvinBoyes)
I want to apply for both "BA History, Politics and Economics", as well as "BA History" at UCL just because I really loved it there when I visited and I loved London. I want to do something with History and Economics in the course, so I'll also be applying for Economic History which is only offered by two other universities. That means I have to fill the other places with straight History, and none of the other universities that offer History appeal to me as much as UCL did. So would there be any disadvantage of doing this? My personal statement caters a little more to the economics side, but it is all within the context of history and economic history.

If it helps, my grades exceed the minimum grades required for a contextual offer (ABB) which I qualify for. I have an A* in Graphic Communication, A in History, and a B in Economics.
LSE does economic history, but I wouldn’t apply to two courses there. Not sure about UCL
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LSE does economic history, but I wouldn’t apply to two courses there. Not sure about UCL
Yeah I will be applying there actually. UCL doesn't but its has the History, Politics and Economics course which is what I'd be applying to alongside Economic History at LSE and Edinburgh. I just realised how confusing my original question is lol
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