Geography at semi target or Econ at non targets (in the UK)
So I achieved AAB at A levels and am applying to uni for entry in 2024 and I need to chose what course and 5 unis to apply for. Due to my grades doingcourses at targets and more prestigious semi targets (Bristol/Durham/Notts) isn’t possible. The courses that I’m able to do are either Politics & Economics at non targets/lower semis and Geography at a mixture of semi/non targets. From what I’ve read on this site the target/semi target rules aren’t as hard and fast as they are in America and non targets seems to have become much better at recruiting. However I’m slightly unsure as to the extent that the university brand is more important than the course being studied at semi target and non target levels.
The unis at which I can do Politics & Economics are Birmingham, Bath, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southampton and York. I believe out of these Bath is a mid tier semi with York, Birmingham, Southampton and Newcastle being prominent non targets.
The unis at which I can do Geography are Birmingham, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Southampton. Out of these I’m aware that Nottingham is a very strong semi with strong placement with Manchester being a prominent non target.
Essentially my question is would doing Geography at Nottingham be better than doing Politics &like Newcastle or Birmingham. Also if I were unable to get admission to Geography at Nottingham how bad would doing Geography at one of the unis listed hurt my chances of recruiting in IB.