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I'm in Year 12 of sixth form and I study A Level English Literature, Geography and Business. But, I am interested in BSc Geography/BSc Earth and Environmental Science courses.

I know these courses are quite science and maths-based and my background in essay subjects won't be as helpful.

However, the courses I'm interested only require Geography and the more science and maths-based courses require me to do an 'Introduction to Chemistry' module in first year if I didn't do it for A-Level.

Am I less likely to be offered a place solely based on subject choice even if I get the same grades as the other candidate?
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Check the entry requirements.
If it says that a science/maths subject is 'preferred' then yes, they may select others first.

Btw, you may find that a course that is 'BA' is more Humanities based than a BSc - not a water-tight distinction but worth a look. Examples :
Exeter - Geography - https://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergradua...phy/exegeogba/
York - Human Geography and Environment https://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergr...y-environment/
Plymouth - Geography https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/u...e/ba-geography
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The thing is, I'm more interested in the physical side of geography. But I'll look for universities where they don't say preferred.

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Some universities technically consider Geography as a science subject, that was why I'm feeling a bit more optimistic.
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(Original post by batu.ortucu)
I'm in Year 12 of sixth form and I study A Level English Literature, Geography and Business. But, I am interested in BSc Geography/BSc Earth and Environmental Science courses.

I know these courses are quite science and maths-based and my background in essay subjects won't be as helpful.

However, the courses I'm interested only require Geography and the more science and maths-based courses require me to do an 'Introduction to Chemistry' module in first year if I didn't do it for A-Level.

Am I less likely to be offered a place solely based on subject choice even if I get the same grades as the other candidate?
Hi batu.ortucu

This is a really interesting selection of courses which you are currently studying at A level and a nice combination of degree programmes which you are interested in as well.

Here at hull, we offer all three of these degree programmes.
BSc Geography -
Our entry requirements for our geography course are BBB. More details are available on our website - https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/undergr...raphy-bsc-hons
BSc Earth Science -
Our entry requirements for our earth sciences course are BBB. Applicants should have one of the following A levels at Grade C or above: Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Environmental Science, Maths or Physics (or have merit or above from BTEC in Applied Science). More details are available on our website - https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/undergr...th-science-bsc
BSc Environmental Science-
Our entry requirements for our environmental science course are BBB. Applicants should have A level Biology/Applied Science/Environmental Science/Geology/Geography/Chemistry/Maths or Physics at Grade C or above. More details about this course are available on our website - https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/undergr...ience-bsc-hons

If you are worried about whether you do not meet the requirements of a particular course, I would advise contacting the admissions team of the university which you are considering studying at.
They may potentially advise that you complete a foundation year depending on how much the course requires maths/science.
Research into the degrees and the types of things which you will study as you may find that there are modules that are more geographically orientated.

If you would like to find out about being a BSc Geography student at Hull, for example, we have our ask a student scheme, which I would advise chatting with Kerry who graduated from her BSc in 2020 and is now studying for a masters degree in MSc in Environmental Change, Management and Monitoring - https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/ask-a-student

Hope this helps

Emily
University of Hull Student Representative
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