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Currently I’m thinking of applying for history and/or geography as a degree but instead took geography biology and psychology with an EPQ in a historical topic, is history still an option for degree or not and extra detail I’m thinking of applying for Uni of Leeds or Exeter
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Check the requirements for the degree course. Not all universities require history to study the subject at uni (although many do).

You may also want to look into the economic history and geography course at LSE, which allows you to specialise somewhat in historical economic geography which might be of interest if human geography appeals to you.
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Why do you want to study degree level History ?

Why didnt you do the A level - and what are you going to put in your PS to show your academic interest without any relevant background study?
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Why do you want to study degree level History ?

Why didnt you do the A level - and what are you going to put in your PS to show your academic interest without any relevant background study?
So I’ve always liked history and geography because I like to learn how different areas of the world and individual countries have changed and developed over time and knew I wanted to do a degree in either history or human geography, but at my school there was clashes with timetables and planning so you could only do either geography or history and I chose geography because they said it would work better with biology which was my third a level choice

For the PS I was going to bring up the EPQ which is on Pedro II to show that I can study and carry out research on a related topic and I was also going to talk about doing wider research on historical topics in geography to improve case studies and also reading books like the Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm and talking about that to try and prove I actually am interested in history
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Currently I’m thinking of applying for history and/or geography as a degree but instead took geography biology and psychology with an EPQ in a historical topic, is history still an option for degree or not and extra detail I’m thinking of applying for Uni of Leeds or Exeter
Thanks in advance!
Hi,

It is possible to study a subject at university you haven't for A-Level however it is extremely difficult for the obvious reasons. However, as long as you have good references for your EPQ and can demonstrate how it was transferable to a university essay: footnoting and other books read (historiography), clear argument, reflected ones own voice, effective utilisation of English you might have a shot. But you are handicapped against people who studied History for at least 2 years so you need to prove you can reflect that.

If you really want to study History, you can sit another A-Level but you'll need to study it all by yourself or buy a tutor. Either way it will be expensive.

Hope this helps and good luck!
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