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Which specific course at which uni has the most applicants per place?

Someone told me it was Business Management at KCL, with 20 applicants per place but I don't know whether to believe them, as one would think it would be Economics at LSE or Medicine at Oxford or something.

Does anyone have any stats on this?
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At King's one of the most competitive degrees is definitely BSc Business Management with 20 applicants per place. They receive 3,000 applications and admit 170 students. They will obviously give out more than 170 offers. There must be other courses with a higher number of applicants per place though...
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Medicine at Cambridge? :dontknow:
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I believe VetMed with a foundation year at Bristol has 300 applicants for 5 places - so 60 applicants per place. At least, that's what it said in the prospectus. Psychology at Bristol (which I applied to) has around 23.5 applicants per place.
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i heard midwifery at manchester is solid to get onto
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BA Acting at Central has a 100:1 ratio of applicants to places
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(Original post by sandeep90)
Medicine at Cambridge? :dontknow:
HAHA freshee *points and laughs*
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BA Acting at Central has a 100:1 ratio of applicants to places
Are you sure? Wow.
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I believe VetMed with a foundation year at Bristol has 300 applicants for 5 places - so 60 applicants per place. At least, that's what it said in the prospectus. Psychology at Bristol (which I applied to) has around 23.5 applicants per place.
theyve stopped doing that course this year.
Lincoln do the same thing (1st year at lincoln then 5 years vetmed at nottingham...im on it )
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I thought English at UCL was bad, with just 22.5 (roughly) per offer...
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I heard paramedic science at uwe has 1000 applicants for 20 places.
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(Original post by magno56)
Tried a quick search but couldn't find any answers to this:

Which specific course at which uni has the most applicants per place?

Someone told me it was Business Management at KCL, with 20 applicants per place but I don't know whether to believe them, as one would think it would be Economics at LSE or Medicine at Oxford or something.

Does anyone have any stats on this?
According to their 2010 prospectus English and Scottish literature at the university of edinburgh has approx. 29 applicants per place. I know WTF.
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BA Acting at Central has a 100:1 ratio of applicants to places
LIPA Performing Arts (Acting) is similar although I'm not sure whether it's as high as that.

A lot of Acting degrees at drama schools have a VERY high ratio. I think that's one reason why their offers tend to be low - you've already gone through a pretty serious series of auditions and interviews to get an offer so they are pretty sure they REALLY want you!
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definitely not german :P it's always in clearing
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(Original post by sandeep90)
Medicine at Cambridge? :dontknow:
I don't know if it's true of medicine, but you actually tend to find that in terms of actual numbers of applicants per place (as opposed to the standard of those applicants) the oxbridge courses actually aren't that competitive as a lot of people self-select out of it as they think they aren't good enough. The number of applicants to "second tier" universities appeal to a broader range of people and so are more competitive, as a rule.
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Finance (post-grad) at Cambridge, approximately 1000 applications for 25 places (*bias* :P)
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(Original post by blue_shift86)
HAHA freshee *points and laughs*
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IR at St Andrews?
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IR at St Andrews?
Can't be more competitive than LSE IR can it?
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Are you sure? Wow.
yep (most of them are rubbish celeb wannabes)
and as annonnymoose says, the case is true for most prestigious acting course applicable through UCAS.
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