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Hi, I’m an international student and will apply to the universities next year for 2022 entry. I have already chosen 3 universities but struggling to pick the last two. I want to study Politics/Politics and IR/History and Politics, and here are my choices so far:

1. Oxford (History and Politics)
2. LSE (Politics)
3. UCL (Politics and IR)

My options for the 4th and 5th:
1. Warwick (Politics and IS)
2. Edinburgh (Politics)
3. KCL (Politics)

Which two of these do you think should be my 4th and 5th choices? (I’m open to suggestions for changing the original 3 as well.)
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How to Avoid 5 Rejections - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...ity-rejections
In particular, read the bit about making sure your 5 UCAS choices cover a range of different grade requirements - ie. don't have 5 'high grade' courses.
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I would probably suggest you apply to history and politics for all your choices, or at least LSE as well, as LSE are notoriously personal statement heavy and you really need to tailor your PS towards them, but if you don't write anything history related you might alienate Oxford a bit. Remember you only get one personal statement for all 5 unis.
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(Original post by artful_lounger)
I would probably suggest you apply to history and politics for all your choices, or at least LSE as well, as LSE are notoriously personal statement heavy and you really need to tailor your PS towards them, but if you don't write anything history related you might alienate Oxford a bit. Remember you only get one personal statement for all 5 unis.
Well that’s a very good point you mentioned, my personal statement is like: %60 politics %20 politics and international relations blended, and %20 history. But history parts is very well connected to politics. Do you think that would be a problem for LSE?
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How to Avoid 5 Rejections - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...ity-rejections
In particular, read the bit about making sure your 5 UCAS choices cover a range of different grade requirements - ie. don't have 5 'high grade' courses.
I know this website and my choices apply the rule: 1 high: Oxford, 3 medium: LSE, UCL, KCL and 1 low: Warwick/Edinburgh
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KCL and Edinburgh imo
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Oxford are a little less personal statement focused - I imagine a bit of politics from a historical perspective should be fine. LSE on the other hand have a reputation for coming through to check you really want to do that course.
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