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I posted on here a few days ago asking about learning Chinese and Japanese together at university and had quite a few people telling me to go for it, so I started looking at different university requirements.
Two of them require an A Level in either language on top of the Access to HE course that I’m already studying, but one of universities would accept N5 as an alternative and the other would accept an N3.
So naturally, I’m wondering if it would be possible for me to pass the N3 in July if started studying intensely and if that’d be feasible when doing full-time college and picking up a part-time job if I had all the right tools and motivation. (I’m probably at N5 level right now.)
The university that’s asking for the N3 is University of Manchester. It’s ranked 22nd in the UK but I know quite a few people who have been there for their degrees and loved it, not to mention all the people online who sing their praises.
The university that’s asking for the N5 is University of Leeds. It’s ranked 14th in the UK and the combined course has two(!) years of study abroad.
I’ve also been looking at SOAS who only require a pass in my course. They’re meant to be quite respected abroad for their language courses, but I come across some really mixed reviews of the uni - some love it, some say don’t bother, others say the uni is slow in regards to admin and loans but love that SOAS is the highest in term of international students, so I’m really unsure about SOAS
As usual, I’m really grateful for advice and “omg no don’t do it” if you think something is a bit too far out of reach. I’m a really optimistic person who can sometimes take on too much, so having someone tell me the harsh, bitter truth is also appreciated!