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    (Original post by cami.w)
    that worries me a tiny bit, but oh well, nothing i can do now(:
    Don't worry about it, there are indeed universities with different policies for international applications. This seems to be a thing with UK universities outside of England from what I've seen, for example I applied to St Andrews through the common app, and they also had a direct application option (though you only made a direct application if you weren't applying anywhere else in the UK). You can still apply through UCAS, but it isn't necessary.
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    Just to let everyone know, here's our FB group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1793...72567&__tn__=C
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    (Original post by lilGem)
    Can I join for postgraduate applications? *
    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    Yaaaaaaaah!
    Just been offered my second place at the University of Sheffield for MRes Translational Oncology: Unconditional
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    Just out of interest to international applicants - why do you want to study in the UK?
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    (Original post by elegantelephant)
    Just out of interest to international applicants - why do you want to study in the UK?

    Two words: *English* literature.
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I'm applying to Sheffield for postgrad-hopefully gonna do a PGCE.*



    How did you apply for 6 courses? You can't apply for more than 5 through UCAS*
    :five: I received my offer from them today albeit for a different course*
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    (Original post by Nuba123)
    No I've not sent anything but hopefully it'll be gone by the beginning of next week. wby?
    Yeah I've just sent mine away
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    UCAS application checked & got sent off today, not expecting offers quickly but it's so exciting!
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    (Original post by lilGem)
    Just been offered my second place at the University of Sheffield for MRes Translational Oncology: Unconditional
    Congratulations!
    Translational Oncology sounds super interesting, but what is it? I think I have a basic idea of what it may be, but, I'm not completely certain

    I'm hoping to send off my applications by the end of this week, but, I might delay it until next week, as I'm visiting QMUL, who I've put down as one of my choices, this weekend, so I would be able to change it if I didn't like it
    Also, my head of sixth-form needs to give it the OK before I can send it off, and I have no confidence in that being done quickly, even though I am a medicine applicant...
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    Congratulations!
    Translational Oncology sounds super interesting, but what is it? I think I have a basic idea of what it may be, but, I'm not completely certain

    I'm hoping to send off my applications by the end of this week, but, I might delay it until next week, as I'm visiting QMUL, who I've put down as one of my choices, this weekend, so I would be able to change it if I didn't like it
    Also, my head of sixth-form needs to give it the OK before I can send it off, and I have no confidence in that being done quickly, even though I am a medicine applicant...
    Well its a masters by research (MRes) I've done my undergrad in biological sciences.

    It's more to do with therapeutic development, diagnostics and prognostics of cancer research hence translational (translating research into a clinical setting) and oncology (cancer).

    Good luck with your medical applications *
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    (Original post by lilGem)
    Well its a masters by research (MRes) I've done my undergrad in biological sciences.

    It's more to do with therapeutic development, diagnostics and prognostics of cancer research hence translational (translating research into a clinical setting) and oncology (cancer).

    Good luck with your medical applications *
    That makes so much sense now! :lol:
    It sounds amazingly interesting,so I hope you really enjoy it

    Thank you
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    That makes so much sense now! :lol:
    It sounds amazingly interesting,so I hope you really enjoy it

    Thank you
    Thank you I did a cancer biology module in my final year and adored it :yep: really missing being at uni, being in a lab. Ah well at least I'll have funds for the next year :lol:

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    (Original post by elegantelephant)
    Just out of interest to international applicants - why do you want to study in the UK?
    high quality of education & life, specific programs(as opposed to the US), and being close to Europe(where most of my family is)
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    Does anyone know if I need to put the secondary schools I previously attended on UCAS- even if I didn't get any qualifications?
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    (Original post by parrot16)
    Does anyone know if I need to put the secondary schools I previously attended on UCAS- even if I didn't get any qualifications?
    Yes, you need to include all locations of secondary education you have attended, regardless of whether qualifications were awarded or not.
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    (Original post by lilGem)
    Just been offered my second place at the University of Sheffield for MRes Translational Oncology: Unconditional
    WELL DONE!!!! Congratulations!!! Aaaah you must be so excited!
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    WELL DONE!!!! Congratulations!!! Aaaah you must be so excited!
    I'm over the moon, I'm just waiting to hear back from 4 more now

    :party:*
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Yes, you need to include all locations of secondary education you have attended, regardless of whether qualifications were awarded or not.
    Thank you.
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    I liked the set up of the U.K. University system. In the states you have to take courses that don't even pertain to your course of study to meet a liberal arts requirement of your degree. Plus you are done in 3 years rather than 4.
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    (Original post by rhiannon1018)
    I liked the set up of the U.K. University system. In the states you have to take courses that don't even pertain to your course of study to meet a liberal arts requirement of your degree. Plus you are done in 3 years rather than 4.
    Not all degrees are 3 years-many bachelors degrees are 4 years, including languages and some STEM courses (important years in industries and years abroad)
 
 
 
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