I'm going to be applying to Cambridge for MML and I chose Cambridge over Oxford because the Oxford course is too literature heavy, and I don't like literature much.
I prefer history, linguistics & philosophy, so I love how versatile the Cambridge modern languages course is.
Oxford because royal blue is the boss
Didn't apply, but I'm personally, more interested in Oxford, because it's the only one that does, Fine Art.
I've no idea why, but I never even really thought about Oxford. I would love to know the subconscious reasons why it didn't even cross my mind to look there as well as Cambridge, but I doubt I ever will.
I'm applying to Cambridge NatSci because while I want to read physics primarily, I'd also enjoy some computer science and chemistry. This sort of flexibility is not on offer at Oxford.
I'm applying for Oxford. Dunno why. I guess because they don't ask for an A* for lit...
Cambridge because my sister went to Oxford. Healthy rivalry :P
Brideshead wasn't set in Cambridge. Biggest reason why I picked Oxford.
I don't go to either, but I would chose Oxford over Cambridge because they are more Law/Business minded whereas Cambridge seems to be more medical based? Law is a career I'd like to pursue...
Hello, I'm planning to apply this year to either Oxford or Cambridge for English. I just can't decide which. I want to choose primarily on the course, but cant easily make out the differences between the two courses from their website. Could someone who is at either institution tell me why they chose their uni instead of the other regarding the English course?
Why does Oxford's earlier start (ie, Old English) put people off? Surely if you love literature, you want to know about all literature!
And thanks confusedllama, that did help!
I didn't realise there was an English language element? Could you explain what that consists of?
Thank you so much for your help!
I have chosen to apply to Cambridge (for Computer Science) because it is virtually the birthplace of many aspects of computing; Turing and Babbage also went there. It also looks very green and it seems like just the right size as a city. The Computer Science faculty building also looks so much better than the dull Oxford one, and the Colleges at Oxford all look a bit bland to me.
Also, my wonderful history teacher (who walked out of Oxford with a 1st, no less, and went on to make a certain website that a lot of history students use) said, and I quote: "Oxford is a bloody dump once you leave the centre." (And he should know: he comes from Telford.)
Edit: My comments were purely tongue-in-cheek, you touchy Oxonians; I would rather go to Oxford than anywhere else other than Cambridge. Also, Telford (probably) isn't as bad as he makes it seem...