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    Hi..
    I'm about to start Year13 of IB (they call it IB2) but my UCAS application is a tornado of indecision because I can't make up my mind what course to study.:eek3: :eek3: :eek3: I'm more of a humanities person...so these are the courses I'm thinking of:

    Law-but I'm hardly the confrontational character type and..... I read a bit of 'Learning the Law' by Glanville Williams, and found it boring. not to mention i hate public speaking...anyone know if you need to be a top-notch public speaker to study law? I'm also unsure if I'd be 'intellectual' enough to study law. I have my little insecurities about getting into a decent law school and not feeling overwhelmed/intimidated whenever i step onto campus, particularly because i dont enjoy speaking as much as I should...

    Education Studies-mainly attracted to the courses offered at Cambridge and Durham...those sound exciting, what with psychology, philosophy (etc) mixed into it. I liked how Durham allows you to take psychology as a 'partner' subject with Education (although does anybody know if it's absolutely essential to take psychology at A-level in order to study psych as a partner subject at Durham?), but Cambridge DOESN'T offer psychology as a partner degree, which complicates the whole issue...I'd take English as a partner subject if I had to choose one from the Cambridge options list....arggh...

    And I'm wondering, how the helllll do you write a ps trying to squeeze all THAT in? I've been told it's impossible to send off two personal statements, but I really wanted to send off applications for Education for Cambridge/Durham and Law for the rest of my unis. Plz give your opinions: which is the better course? Responses/opinions from people currenty taking ANY of the courses I've just mentioned would be welcome... I'm still open to suggestions of other enjoyable humanities courses with good career prospects.

    Thanks!
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    just write one (personal statement) for one course, and a different one for the other. That way, down the line when you do eventually pick a course just pick the appropriate statement and sent it off.
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    Hi..
    I'm about to start Year13 of IB (they call it IB2) but my UCAS application is a tornado of indecision because I can't make up my mind what course to study. I'm more of a humanities person...so these are the courses I'm thinking of:

    Law-but I'm hardly the confrontational character type and..... I read a bit of 'Learning the Law' by Glanville Williams, and found it boring. not to mention i hate public speaking...anyone know if you need to be a top-notch public speaker to study law? I'm also unsure if I'd be 'intellectual' enough to study law. I have my little insecurities about getting into a decent law school and not feeling overwhelmed/intimidated whenever i step onto campus, particularly because i dont enjoy speaking as much as I should...

    Education Studies-mainly attracted to the courses offered at Cambridge and Durham...those sound exciting, what with psychology, philosophy (etc) mixed into it. I liked how Durham allows you to take psychology as a 'partner' subject with Education (although does anybody know if it's absolutely essential to take psychology at A-level in order to study psych as a partner subject at Durham?), but Cambridge DOESN'T offer psychology as a partner degree, which complicates the whole issue...I'd take English as a partner subject if I had to choose one from the Cambridge options list....arggh...

    And I'm wondering, how the helllll do you write a ps trying to squeeze all THAT in? I've been told it's impossible to send off two personal statements, but I really wanted to send off applications for Education for Cambridge/Durham and Law for the rest of my unis. Plz give your opinions: which is the better course? Responses/opinions from people currenty taking ANY of the courses I've just mentioned would be welcome... I'm still open to suggestions of other enjoyable humanities courses with good career prospects.

    Thanks!
    You will not be able to write a convincing personal statement for both of these courses at once. I think you should forget about 'career prospects' and go for the course that interests you most. It doesn't sound to me like that's Law, frankly. People become lawyers from all sorts of backgrounds. Indeed some firms are alleged to prefer offering training contracts to people who have not done a law degree - that is, of course, when they are offering training contracts at all.

    The key to a graduate career these days is generally a 2:1. To get that, you need to enjoy your course. It doesn't generally matter what it is; the important thing is to do well at it.

    If there are only two unis offering the course you'd like to do, then go for those and see what happens. You do not have to use up all your choices at once, and can wait until the 15 January deadline to add in more. By then you will know how you've got in with Cambridge and probably with Durham. You might end up with offers from both - in which case would you need to add any other choices? You probably wouldn't.

    As far as what subjects you need to offer, you should check with the uni direct; that's the only way to be sure. If you want to find out about the Education Studies courses from people who've done them, you're more likely to get a response if you post in the course forum rather than in here.
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    You will not be able to write a convincing personal statement for both of these courses at once. I think you should forget about 'career prospects' and go for the course that interests you most. It doesn't sound to me like that's Law, frankly. People become lawyers from all sorts of backgrounds. Indeed some firms are alleged to prefer offering training contracts to people who have not done a law degree - that is, of course, when they are offering training contracts at all.

    The key to a graduate career these days is generally a 2:1. To get that, you need to enjoy your course. It doesn't generally matter what it is; the important thing is to do well at it.

    If there are only two unis offering the course you'd like to do, then go for those and see what happens. You do not have to use up all your choices at once, and can wait until the 15 January deadline to add in more. By then you will know how you've got in with Cambridge and probably with Durham. You might end up with offers from both - in which case would you need to add any other choices? You probably wouldn't.

    As far as what subjects you need to offer, you should check with the uni direct; that's the only way to be sure. If you want to find out about the Education Studies courses from people who've done them, you're more likely to get a response if you post in the course forum rather than in here.
    Thanks, I think law's just gone off the list
 
 
 

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