Better to apply to single course or joint honors?
My son is working on UCAS application now, with plan to apply in Russian. He is also interested in IR, but wondering if adding IR as a joint course would make it harder for him to be admitted—knowing that IR at his top choices (St Andrews & Edinburgh) is very competitive. Isn’t it true that even if his course is Russian, he can still take classes in IR (by lottery at some schools)? Or history or politics? Is there any advantage to applying to multiple courses? Seems it would make a focused personal statement more difficult to write, as well.5 replies