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I was interested in doing a MPhil Econ at Oxford-it is a 2 year course (I am currently in my second year at Warwick). I got rejected by Cambridge (although in retrospect I should have reapplied: I got 8 A*s at A-level, and 3 As at A-level including 567/600 in Economics).
Also, while Oxford specifies a 2.1 or 1st, in reality does one really need to have a first to get in?

How difficult is it to get into Oxford for postgrad study? Also which would be the best colleges to apply to?

Also do postgraduates get the "Oxford experience"? By this I mean are postgraduates able to participate fully in college activities, societies etc. or do they tend to find themselves set apart from the undergraduates due to their age, and socialise primarily with post-grads?

ANy one else doing this course (unlikely as that is) tell me a bit more about it.

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I was interested in doing a MPhil Econ at Oxford-it is a 2 year course (I am currently in my second year at Warwick). I got rejected by Cambridge (although in retrospect I should have reapplied: I got 8 A*s at A-level, and 3 As at A-level including 567/600 in Economics).
Also, while Oxford specifies a 2.1 or 1st, in reality does one really need to have a first to get in?

How difficult is it to get into Oxford for postgrad study? Also which would be the best colleges to apply to?

Also do postgraduates get the "Oxford experience"? By this I mean are postgraduates able to participate fully in college activities, societies etc. or do they tend to find themselves set apart from the undergraduates due to their age, and socialise primarily with post-grads?

ANy one else doing this course (unlikely as that is) tell me a bit more about it.

Thanks
Matt

I've applied for an M.Phil., it would need a first for the more competitive degrees....i.e. Econ. Whether postgrads get the 'whole experience' depends on the degree, some departments give their postgrad's a great deal of attention, others not. I've heard their socialisation is mostly with postgrad's, although I'd imagine this is entirely upto the individual.

Incidentally, dno if the M.Phil. is really worthwhile unless you're looking for a career in academia.
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Thanks for the reply. Where are you thinking of applying to JS?
Obviously I will be aiming for a first, but I think there is usually an element of luck as to whether I will get it: e.g. my performance on the day, whether I like the essays etc.

I aim to become a professional economist (I have worked for the Bank of England last summer, and will be doing the same again this summer) and if I was to do an MPhil there is a chance I may get some sponsorship from them.
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