Restarting First Year on New Degree Course

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EvieAlicia
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I am in first year studying a humanities degree. The course so far has been fine, but I just don't feel like I'm getting much out of it. I have A Levels in Maths, F. Maths and Physics, and I'm beginning to think that I would find Maths more fulfilling (I have the entry requirements).
I really like the uni I'm at, and ideally I want to avoid taking a year out to reapply through UCAS.
Do you think it is possible to restart first year as a Maths student in September by getting in touch with my academic advisor?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Humanities and maths are worlds apart. What you covered in year 1 of your humanities degree will not prepare you for year 2 of a maths degree. Thus, you will have to start at year 1 of the maths degree.

Getting into Maths is tough - typically AAA or AAB needed. You can ask to see if you can join year 1 maths in September if you have the grades.
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Humanities and maths are worlds apart. What you covered in year 1 of your humanities degree will not prepare you for year 2 of a maths degree. Thus, you will have to start at year 1 of the maths degree.

Getting into Maths is tough - typically AAA or AAB needed. You can ask to see if you can join year 1 maths in September if you have the grades.
Thanks for your reply.

Yes, I'm happy to start first year again, and I have the required grades for the course.

I'm just wondering whether it will be difficult to transfer to Maths as an internal student currently in the arts department?
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It depends on what uni you are at because it is subjective as to whether they will allow an internal transfer.
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Thanks for your reply.

Yes, I'm happy to start first year again, and I have the required grades for the course.

I'm just wondering whether it will be difficult to transfer to Maths as an internal student currently in the arts department?
Not at all. Assuming you did not do anything reckless in your 1st year on the Humanities course and you have the A level grades it should be straight forward. You need to reach out now to your tutor politely pointing out that you would prefer to study maths (without dissing Humanities) and then the tutor will start the internal process of getting in touch with the admissions tutor for maths.
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Not at all. Assuming you did not do anything reckless in your 1st year on the Humanities course and you have the A level grades it should be straight forward. You need to reach out now to your tutor politely pointing out that you would prefer to study maths (without dissing Humanities) and then the tutor will start the internal process of getting in touch with the admissions tutor for maths.
Thank you for your help
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