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Hello, I'm applying to UofE, University of St. Andrews, and Glasgow uni, for physics, however I'm also considering applying to the UofE, and St.Andrews Uni for physics and computer science. Would it even be worth applying for physics and computer science when it could potentially compromise my personal statement, which of course could affect my chances of getting into the Universities that I mentioned for Physics.
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Check directly with the universities whether they are happy about applicants applying to more than one course.
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With Scottish Universities, due to studying 3 subjects in the first and second year (well this is the case at Glasgow), why don't you study Physics, Maths and Computer Science in those years, then you can decide which interests you most for the final honours years? Since you get the option to do this, why don't you just express in your personal statement these are the 3 topics you wish to study?

I'll be studying Astronomy for my third subject, but Comp-Sci is probably one of the most popular combinations.
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With Scottish Universities, due to studying 3 subjects in the first and second year (well this is the case at Glasgow), why don't you study Physics, Maths and Computer Science in those years, then you can decide which interests you most for the final honours years? Since you get the option to do this, why don't you just express in your personal statement these are the 3 topics you wish to study?

I'll be studying Astronomy for my third subject, but Comp-Sci is probably one of the most popular combinations.
That's what I'm considering to do, although I don't know whether if expressing my interest in computer science as well could possibly ruin my chances of getting into physics and maths alone
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That's what I'm considering to do, although I don't know whether if expressing my interest in computer science as well could possibly ruin my chances of getting into physics and maths alone
I would express your interest in both, but be clever about it and link them both together to compliment each other. If anything, you have the perfect subject partners to do that with. Computer Science and Physics is a marriage made in heaven. And then Maths is pretty much essential for both anyway.

It is highly unlikely that it's going to ruin your chances, so I wouldn't worry about that. There's a reason you can study up to 3 subjects in your first couple of years if you think about it...
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