So I’m doing Ancient History at Uni. I’m not enjoying it, so I wanted to switch to a combined degree of History & Ancient History but my uni wouldn’t let me as the normal history course is very full. They offer some optional modules in regular history - and I have taken those. In addition to that, I don’t meet the entry requirements for the normal History course despite my contextual offer.
I decided to keep going but to try and do as well as possible in first year to maybe have a chance of transferring into the course at second year, at this uni or another “good” uni as the current one is RG. I don’t want to repeat first year as I have already taken a gap year. It’s semester one and i’ve done my best to get a first, but I haven’t been able to. Instead I’ve been getting grades around the 67-68% mark. I’ll try to get 70% next semester to improve my chances. My A Level grades were only BBC though.
Is it possible that some unis might accept a second year transfer with a high 2:1 in first year in a semi related course (so if i were to apply to do History or History with Ancient History elsewhere) , even if entry requirements aren’t met? or is it too unlikely and I should just give up, enjoy first year since it doesnt count and take it easy? if i’ve got no chance i’d rather just use this year to make memories.