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Admissions Is it worth me applying to Cambridge?

  1. Jun 27, 2017 #1
    Hi guys,
    Hope all is well. So I've just graduated with a 2:1 in Astrophysics (though I ended up taking more Theoretical/applied maths modules). I've always struggled with exams and done much better in coursework and project work, I achieved 80% in my research project. I had been due to go to Sussex uni to do a taught masters but now I'm thinking about doing an MSc by research instead as it maybe fits my skill set better. I'm shall apply for a few but what i'm wondering is whether it is worth me applying to Cambridge? will they look more at the final year project than exam based module grades for and MSc by research?

    In general I'm good at writing a strong application but i'm concerned that they may just chuck my application straight in the bin due to my not so strong exam performance. Anyone have experience of their applications process? I'd rather not waste the £50 they charge if I have no chance. Thanks in advance for any responses :)
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  3. Jun 27, 2017 #2
    No harm in trying. A worth while gamble. I'd pay £50 for a chance to get into cambridge. Properly more if push came to shove.
    As long as your grades are at or above minimum acceptable.
  4. Jun 27, 2017 #3
    Why not I guess! thanks :) I'll pop them an application, I've got some good references which helps.
  5. Jun 27, 2017 #4

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    I don't know your odds if you apply. I do, however, know your odds if you don't.
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