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    I have my heart set on UCL and would probably give the admissions tutor a finger or a couple toes to get in. Last year I tried applying for the straight History course at UCL (V100) and was painfully rejected. This year I'm trying again and am considering applying for the History course at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (V101). Wiki tells me the school was created in 1915 but only merged with UCL in 1999. The entry requirements are suspiciously lower with V100 have entry requirements of AAAe and V101 only at ABBe. It seems like I'll have a better shot at getting into UCL this time but will doing a History course at SSES mean a less prestigious degree? Should I apply for both V100 and V101?
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    I imagine the V101 would deal more with the history of Eastern Europe, or at least have a far greater emphasis on this than the straight history degree. Since it's based in the SSES, I imagine the modules may be more restrictive as well. If this doesn't bother you than apply, but bear in mind you'll have to mention an interest in this subject area in your personal statement as well.
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    (Original post by Mosquito90)
    I have my heart set on UCL and would probably give the admissions tutor a finger or a couple toes to get in. Last year I tried applying for the straight History course at UCL (V100) and was painfully rejected. This year I'm trying again and am considering applying for the History course at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (V101). Wiki tells me the school was created in 1915 but only merged with UCL in 1999. The entry requirements are suspiciously lower with V100 have entry requirements of AAAe and V101 only at ABBe. It seems like I'll have a better shot at getting into UCL this time but will doing a History course at SSES mean a less prestigious degree? Should I apply for both V100 and V101?
    Entry grades are nothing to do with prestige et al - it's down to popularity and SEESS isn't as popular as UCL, simple as, especially given the Eastern focus of the course.
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    By the way you can always transfer between course in an university.
    You can do that if you won't like Eastern European history .
 
 
 
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