Is it a good idea to apply for 2 different (although very similar in certain respects) under 2 different departments at the same university? I'd be submitting 2 (somewhat) different personal statements. Is it a matter of having a superior chance with the course I apply to first?
If it makes a difference the uni is UCL and courses are biological anthropology (anthropology department) and evolutionary biology (biological sciences). Really the courses aren't dissimilar and I think the former should really be considered a bioscience.