Hello everyone, I'm currently deciding where I should study next year, and I would appreciate any advice you could give. I am a Canadian citizen, and I just finished my bachelors with a physics/statistics double major. My long term goal is to research machine learning, either in a faculty position or in industry. I have already decided to do a Masters in England, followed by a PhD (preferably also in England, but I may return to Canada if I cannot get sufficient funding). I have been accepted at both Oxford and Cambridge for this October. The programs are "MSc in Applied Statistics" and "Masters of Advanced Studies" (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos) respectively. Both are one-year course-based programs, and the costs for near identical. So it seems that my primary criterion is the reputation of the program, and hence which one will give me a better chance at getting accepted for a PhD program/funding for that program. It is likely that I will remain at the same school for my PhD, so the reputation of each program for PhD studies would also play a role (both schools have respected faculty doing research in machine learning). Thank you in advance for any insight you can provide.