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    Hi, I really want to go to Lancaster, preferably to do Politics. I was wondering, would I be able to apply for Politics and do my PS for politics but then also apply for say, Sociology and maybe one other subject at Lancs in the same application but just leave my personal statement tailored to politics, if you know what I mean? So basically is it possible to do this (Apply for different courses at Lancs), and would I stand any chance at all being accepted to the courses that aren't politics as my PS isn't about those courses or is it the case that if your PS isn't to do with the subjects you are applying for you are automatically rejected, even if you have the grades? Sorry for making such a prolix thread, it's pretty hard to explain what I mean but I hope you understand! :P
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    Right. It is possible to apply to the same university for multiple courses, yes, and politics and sociology are good bedfellows. What I would suggest you do is apply for, say, Politics BA, Politics and Sociology BA, and Sociology BA, and make sure you cover both in your statement. This shouldn't be difficult since there's such a big cross-over between the two - Marx, for example, is often claimed as a political scientist, a sociologist, or an economist. A statement that is essentially 'political sociology' should also be fine for any other single-honours politics courses you apply for.
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    (Original post by IlexAquifolium)
    Right. It is possible to apply to the same university for multiple courses, yes, and politics and sociology are good bedfellows. What I would suggest you do is apply for, say, Politics BA, Politics and Sociology BA, and Sociology BA, and make sure you cover both in your statement. This shouldn't be difficult since there's such a big cross-over between the two - Marx, for example, is often claimed as a political scientist, a sociologist, or an economist. A statement that is essentially 'political sociology' should also be fine for any other single-honours politics courses you apply for.
    Thanks, if my PS was exclusively made for politics without taking any other subjects into account, what do you think the outcome would be with other subjects, such as Sociology (at the same institute)?
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    (Original post by hxmjam)
    Thanks, if my PS was exclusively made for politics without taking any other subjects into account, what do you think the outcome would be with other subjects, such as Sociology (at the same institute)?
    Probably not great. I think it would be a shame for you to completely ignore sociology though, since it could be a real complement to a politics statement, so why waste the opportunity? There are so many areas of crossover - the politics of the media, power in society, domestic violence, nationalism, citizenship, etc etc. It wouldn't take much for you to raise these as areas of interest, it wouldn't detract from the politics side of things, and it would make the sociological element of the statement far stronger.
 
 
 
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