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Does anyone know whether it's possible to apply for two completely different subjects in the UK because UCAS only allows one personal statement and I want to apply to Cambridge for English but also biochemistry for KCL or Imperial
Is there any other way besides UCAS to apply for universities?
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Yes this is posiible - you would need to email Cambridge in the autumn and ask then if they will allow this. They dont have to but usually Unis do say yes.

In the meantime, just think about why you want to do this - ie. which subject do you actually want to study at degree level.
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Does anyone know whether it's possible to apply for two completely different subjects in the UK because UCAS only allows one personal statement and I want to apply to Cambridge for English but also biochemistry for KCL or Imperial
Is there any other way besides UCAS to apply for universities?
What about your other 2 choices?
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Yes this is posiible - you would need to email Cambridge in the autumn and ask then if they will allow this. They dont have to but usually Unis do say yes.

In the meantime, just think about why you want to do this - ie. which subject do you actually want to study at degree level.
Thanks for the reply
But would it lower my chances of getting in as they might think I'm not as passionate if I include both subjects in my personal statement?
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What about your other 2 choices?
not sure yet but probably less ambitious universities as backups
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not sure yet but probably less ambitious universities as backups
For which subject?
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Thanks for the reply
But would it lower my chances of getting in as they might think I'm not as passionate if I include both subjects in my personal statement?
You dont include both subjects - that IS the quickest way to get rejected.
You write your UCAS PS about ONLY Biochem for 4 choices and you ask Cambridge if you can submit an 'English' PS directly to them
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For which subject?
Maybe Exeter, Loughborough or Royal Holloway for English but I haven't decided for biochemistry
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Does anyone know whether it's possible to apply for two completely different subjects in the UK because UCAS only allows one personal statement and I want to apply to Cambridge for English but also biochemistry for KCL or Imperial
Is there any other way besides UCAS to apply for universities?
Yes,
my main ucas personal statement was for neuroscience but I sent my English personal statement separately to Kings College London from their my portal and got an offer but declined last year. You just need to send it and list it as an alternative personal statement to the uni privately after you apply.

I reapplied this year and currently have firmed my unconditional offer for Royal Holloway for English and classical studies and will be going there this September as from the modules they honestly have the best English choices in the country.
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Yes this is posiible - you would need to email Cambridge in the autumn and ask then if they will allow this. They dont have to but usually Unis do say yes.

In the meantime, just think about why you want to do this - ie. which subject do you actually want to study at degree level.
thanks! any suggestions on how to draft the email? because i don't want to make it sound like they're not my first choice
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