Which is better?
I'm currently on a 'gap year' (not really because I'm doing an art foundation degree - for fun and because it was free) and have received uni offers from York for English and Philosophy and Exeter for just English. York is unconditional, Exeter is conditional on a Merit in my art course (which I should get so that's p chill) but I'm trying to decide whether it's better to study English outright or with philosophy as an equal constituent.
The English courses at both unis I can see myself enjoying, and I took philosophy at A-level and it genuinely interests me as a subject, but I really want to know if it's worth it to do a combined honours degree over a single honours?
I really love the uni of York, it's further away from me but I think I could make that work + I prefer the city, meanwhile Exeter also has a lovely campus, I like the city less but it's closer, although I must say I hate the 'Exetah' reputation and the rugby lad culture.
Also I play football, and the women's football at Exeter is superior to York.
Alternatively, I am considering the idea of taking another year out to work and perhaps reapply to a different uni such as St. Andrews or maybe even Cambridge - although for this I would take another A-level in the gap year because I got A*AC by screwing up my biology exam (although really I screwed up by taking the subject to begin with lmao)
I know ultimately this has to be my decision, but I am a pretty anxious person prone to overthinking any and all choices, so any input would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks <3