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A lot of people have told me that many British universities do not accept Math Studies students but i want to take Political Sciences in uni and i have 4 highers in IB (Eng, Econ, Hist, and French) so i was wondering if i applied to somewhere such as Oxford or Cambridge to study political sciences or international relations, will they really not accept me on the grounds of math studies? Because i thought taking 4 highers is impressive to unis and that maths doesnt play a major part in politcal sciences or int. relations. Could someone please enlighten me? :)

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I think Oxbridge wouldn't be too happy at seeing Maths Studies, but other unis won't really mind, since Political Sciences isn't a mathsy degree.

Wrong forum btw.

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Yeah, Oxford and Cambridge have pretty high standards. But pretty much any other university than those five most "respected" wouldn't probably mind if you had Studies. You aren't going to need a lot of arcus functions when studying political sciences.

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I've applied to St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham and Aberdeen for International Relations and French, and I'm doing Math Studies. I haven't yet received back answers, but none of the courses state any maths requirements so I decided to drop down from SL to Studies. I really don't think it matters for politics, since it has nothing to do with math. And the most important elements are included in Studies, like statistics.

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Well, math studies might be ok for a non-mathematical course. On the other hand, when I was at Cambridge Open Days and asked about having four HLs, they said that if you have 4 they will still only consider 3. And one of my friends who had 4 HLs got an offer from LSE specifying certain grades on HL excluding French B HL.

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To supplement to what Scade said: 4 HLs won't make you look more impressive. But if you do well on the interview, you should have no problems getting into a political science course in Oxbridge. Your best picks would be SPS (Cam) and History and Politics (Oxford) seeing that you don't stand a chance for PPE without SL Math.

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