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I want to apply to both economics and economics and management at Bristol as E&M offers are typically AAA while economics is A*AA. Would it be wise to apply to both and if so how should I write my personal statement. (Ideally I would like to firm pure economics A*AA and put my insurance as E&M AAA both at Bristol)
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I’ve heard that’s unlikely, I also wanted to do this (apply for 2 courses at 1 uni) and heard from various sources about how that’s a recipe for TWO unsuccessful’s😭
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It would be reviewed by the same department so it would be risky to use 2 UCAS spots if you got rejected
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I’ve heard that’s unlikely, I also wanted to do this (apply for 2 courses at 1 uni) and heard from various sources about how that’s a recipe for TWO unsuccessful’s😭

Nonsense. Many people do this, and usually get offers for both choices.

For both these courses at Bristol they do not read the PS.
Applications are weighted as 80% A levels and 20% on your GCSE profile.
So it wont actually matter what you say in your PS. If you meet/exceed the requirements, you are in with a good chance of an offer for both courses, and yes, they would be perfect as a Firm and Insurance.

Enjoy Bristol, its a lovely city to live in : https://youtu.be/khM7tjui86Q
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Nonsense. Many people do this, and usually get offers for both choices.

For both these courses at Bristol they do not read the PS.
Applications are weighted as 80% A levels and 20% on your GCSE profile.
So it wont actually matter what you say in your PS. If you meet/exceed the requirements, you are in with a good chance of an offer for both courses, and yes, they would be perfect as a Firm and Insurance.

Enjoy Bristol, its a lovely city to live in : https://youtu.be/khM7tjui86Q
Are you talking to me or OP?
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Are you talking to me or OP?
'I've heard', when it simply isnt true.
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Nonsense. Many people do this, and usually get offers for both choices.

For both these courses at Bristol they do not read the PS.
Applications are weighted as 80% A levels and 20% on your GCSE profile.
So it wont actually matter what you say in your PS. If you meet/exceed the requirements, you are in with a good chance of an offer for both courses, and yes, they would be perfect as a Firm and Insurance.

Enjoy Bristol, its a lovely city to live in : https://youtu.be/khM7tjui86Q
Hi thanks for the help. How do you know that Bristol doesn’t read personal statements? I’ve got the grades for both courses so would I definitely get into both courses if I applied and would I not be penalised because it shows lack of commitment to one course?
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Hi thanks for the help. How do you know that Bristol doesn’t read personal statements? I’ve got the grades for both courses so would I definitely get into both courses if I applied and would I not be penalised because it shows lack of commitment to one course?
All Bristol courses have an Admissions Statement (check at the very bottom of each course page for a link) - this shows how each course is 'scored', usually on the first page. No Personal Statement score = it isnt read as part of the normal scoring.

If you apply for two wildly different subjects, yes that shows a lack of commitment, and yes, you are likely to be rejected.
You aren't doing that. You are applying for two closely connected courses, and with different entry requirements.
That shows the admissions staff that this applicant 'has made a sensible Firm/Insurance choice, both at Bristol - and clearly wants to come to Bristol'.
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All Bristol courses have an Admissions Statement (check at the very bottom of each course page for a link) - this shows how each course is 'scored', usually on the first page. No Personal Statement score = it isnt read as part of the normal scoring.

If you apply for two wildly different subjects, yes that shows a lack of commitment, and yes, you are likely to be rejected.
You aren't doing that. You are applying for two closely connected courses, and with different entry requirements.
That shows the admissions staff that this applicant 'has made a sensible Firm/Insurance choice, both at Bristol - and clearly wants to come to Bristol'.
Ok thank you for the insight!
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Ok thank you for the insight!
No worries.
Good Luck!
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No worries.
Good Luck!
Thank you!
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'I've heard', when it simply isnt true.
So would it be in that case that they were rejected for other reasons than being interested in two courses/personal statement related reasons? I’m thinking that it’s not concrete that it’s true but it’s risky?
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