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First, I don't claim to understand this at all, although I assume there must be a reason for it. I would say you need to look more closely at what these groups are actually doing if they explicitly don't admit physics graduates. Is what they are doing really what you want to do?etotheipi said:My tutor mentioned that the theoretical physics department doesn't accept physics graduates into their theoretical general relativity or high energy physics groups - instead only maths graduates. When I checked this, it turned out to be true! It's somewhat understandable except now I feel I'm sort of wasting my time, because I don't at all want to do experimental work and I'm not really interested either in the groups they accept physics graduates into, like for instance the condensed matter one.
It's essentially impossible to switch internally to a maths degree at this point so the only option would be to drop out and apply somewhere else - would like to hear your opinions.
Nowadays one can do GR in condensed matteretotheipi said:I'm not really interested either in the groups they accept physics graduates into, like for instance the condensed matter one.
It does seem to work that way in the UK. But it is of no concern really, providing you are aware of it when you pick your undergrad degree - do a double degree in the two, e.g.:etotheipi said:Yes!