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Imperial QFFF vs Cambridge (Mast) Physics?

  1. Dec 15, 2013 #1
    So I hold an offer from Imperial, under the event that Cambridge also gives me an offer I am really unsure of which to go for. Could anyone tell me which is considered to be the harder course? I'm fine with studying module based content and then passing exams specifically on that content, but i'm aware that Cambridge has a general Physics paper which seems seriously intimidating. I don't mind working my arse off the entire year, i'm used to that from my Bsc, but I fear that at Cambridge that might not be enough. Is there any real way to prepare for the general Physics paper?

    My current thought process is that if I get my degree from Imperial i'll likely get a distinction plus still get excellent reputation with it, if I get it from Cambridge I may get even greater reputation but may also jeopardize my chances of getting distinction due to the general Physics test. . . Could really do with some advice!
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  3. Dec 16, 2013 #2
    What general physics paper are you referring to? I'm doing the MAST and I don't know what you are talking about.
  4. Dec 16, 2013 #3
    http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/teaching/teachingfiles/MASt.pdf [Broken]

    See bottom 2nd slide, you are doing that course right?
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  5. Dec 16, 2013 #4
    Oh sorry, I'm doing the Math one, but a lot of physics people are doing the Math one as well, since it has all theoretical physics courses (QFT, Standard Model, GR, String theory, etc etc). Maybe consider doing "Part III of the Mathematical Tripos"? Also a MAST.
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