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    (Original post by camaieu)
    Yes, but the other member was talking about a Masters after 4 years, by which I assumed he was talking about courses such as NatSci that offer the option of a Masters after four years And I use the term module marks because from experience, other universities tend not to talk about "papers". And on CamSIS, you do get individual marks for each paper, and for internship applications, I've been asked to disclose them.

    I do go to Cambridge - I'm relatively knowledgeable about it all.
    He does too (or did)

    The whole BA thing is just weird
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    (Original post by camaieu)
    Yes, but the other member was talking about a Masters after 4 years, by which I assumed he was talking about courses such as NatSci that offer the option of a Masters after four years And I use the term module marks because from experience, other universities tend not to talk about "papers". And on CamSIS, you do get individual marks for each paper, and for internship applications, I've been asked to disclose them.

    I do go to Cambridge - I'm relatively knowledgeable about it all.
    Also MEng engineers get 3 for the price of 1. BA, MEng and, 2+ (?) years later, MA (Cantab). Same for any of the integrated Masters.

    The BA doesn't even state the subject.

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    Also MEng engineers get 3 for the price of 1. BA, MEng and, 4 years later, MA (Cantab). Same for any of the integrated Masters.

    The BA doesn't even state the subject.

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    Chemical engineers are accredited aren't they? And get an MEng I think... I've never bothered with the ins and outs of these things lol
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    Here is me thinking, a degree is a degree 👀


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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Chemical engineers are accredited aren't they? And get an MEng I think... I've never bothered with the ins and outs of these things lol
    Yes and yes.

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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Here is me thinking, a degree is a degree 👀


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    https://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/camdata/tripos.html

    Maths you get BA, and MMath (if you do Part III) and the MA.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    https://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/camdata/tripos.html

    Maths you get BA, and MMath (if you do Part III) and the MA.

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    What exactly is 'the BA'?

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    (Original post by jneill)
    https://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/camdata/tripos.html

    Maths you get BA, and MMath (if you do Part III) and the MA.

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    I know about MMath, that is basically a masters right?


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    (Original post by Elcor)
    What exactly is 'the BA'?
    Bachelor of Arts (even for sciences... that's Cambridge (and Oxford (and Trinity College Dublin)) for you...)

    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    I know about MMath, that is basically a masters right?
    Yes
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    (Original post by Colmans)
    Not at Cambridge. Almost all degrees at Cambridge are BA including as far as I remember NatSci and of course Economics and then three years after you leave you get an MA. The masters courses such as MPhil are a further year for which you apply separately. You don't get "module marks" in Cambridge in the way that you do at most Russell group universities and most employers understand that you can give tripos grades but don't ask for more details.


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    If NatScis do a fourth year they get an MSci as well as the BA.

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    (Original post by bored565)
    I was speaking to a fellow at Trinity about this on an essay competition prize day thing. If I remember rightly, he said when you finish your degree you don't get a certificate saying 'BA [subject] [class]', it just says 'BA [subject]' and you can just use an academic transcript from your college which shows your marks for each year when you apply for a job or something.

    I'm pretty sure you'd also get a predicated grade from your DoS or something on the basis of how well you'd done in your exams which you'd use if you were applying for a job.
    I don't think the certificate even states the subject, though my memory is a bit hazy on this.


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    (Original post by HeavisideDelts)
    This is incorrect. Every year is your classification. Final year results are just your class for final year. But this doesnt count as your 'degree mark'. It is just one of three..
    Oh okay, I was under the impression that only my final mark would count as my degree classification for all intents and purposes because it's the only assessment based on solely what I would choose to specialised in.


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    (Original post by Goods)
    Oh okay, I was under the impression that only my final mark would count as my degree classification for all intents and purposes because it's the only assessment based on solely what I would choose to specialised in.


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    What HeavisideDelts said is technically correct because Cambridge assess and grade each paper individually each year, but in reality a lot of people use the grade in the final year as their classification of the degree, and sometimes that's what count. I know a student who got firsts in the first and second year, got offer from Oxford for their masters course but rejected in the end because she only got 2.1 in the final year. Contrary to this, when my daughter got offer from a London uni's masters she'd only achieved high-2.1 so far in her first and second year, but because she managed to get a first in the final year, they gave her one of the quite exclusive scholarships.
    Also, if you have a look at famous Oxbridge alumni's biographies, the degree class they present there are almost always that of their final year. So it's quite common to do that, though technically it may not so accurate/correct in describing your whole classification as Oxbridge graduate.
    But as someone said before, it's your first year grade and/or second year grade that count when you apply for work placement or recruitment.
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    (Original post by AlfieD)
    Anyone know what happens about accomodation?
    My college said we'd hear at the end of June, although I haven't received anything
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    (Original post by AlfieD)
    Anyone know what happens about accomodation?
    I think it varies quite a lot by college. I didn't find out until after results day (September time), but I wouldn't worry too much about it as you're essentially randomly allocated.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Also MEng engineers get 3 for the price of 1. BA, MEng and, 2+ (?) years later, MA (Cantab). Same for any of the integrated Masters.

    The BA doesn't even state the subject.

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    I could have done nothing but snort cocaine for those years after completing my degree, yet I would still be awarded a Master of Arts (for doing a Science subject)...

    Oh the logic of archaic tradition

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    (Original post by Elcor)
    I could have done nothing but snort cocaine for those years after completing my degree, yet I would still be awarded a Master of Arts (for doing a Science subject)...

    Oh the logic of archaic tradition

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    By archaic tradition you should be taking laudanum.
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    So what do most people in other unis get? I swear it is a BA?


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    So what do most people in other unis get? I swear it is a BA?


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    Generally speaking, BSc for sciences and BA for arts. Old universities like Cambridge are odd because everyone gets a BA. I'm told this is because they 'predate' science and thus the awarding of BSc's...


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    (Original post by jneill)
    By archaic tradition you should be taking laudanum.
    Hah, true.
 
 
 
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