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    What do you end up with at the end of your degree if you study one part of a tripos in one subject and another part of a tripos in another subject?
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    I always thought the word tripos was odd. why would you name a degree after a stool? sorry I can't answer your question.

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    GNVQ Lesiure and Tourism.
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    (Original post by jazzanova)
    What do you end up with at the end of your degree if you study one part of a tripos in one subject and another part of a tripos in another subject?
    I think your degree title is that of the subject you took for Part 2, not Part 1
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    If I get in to Cambridge, I want to do Genetics in my third year of medicine.
    Would that damage my chances of getting in to the clinical part?
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    (Original post by r316)
    If I get in to Cambridge, I want to do Genetics in my third year of medicine.
    Would that damage my chances of getting in to the clinical part?
    No - that's a science based one, so it'd be fine. It doesn't really matter what Part II you do I don't think; I just don't think Addenbrookes take people who've done non-science ones.

    Although believe me, after first year Biochem (MIMS :rolleyes: ), Genetics may not seem so appealing!
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    (Original post by r316)
    If I get in to Cambridge, I want to do Genetics in my third year of medicine.
    Would that damage my chances of getting in to the clinical part?
    I'm not sure why you think it would. In your third year as a medic you can either take a single subject (6 paper subject) from the MVST tripos such as pathology or pharmacology (genetics as well I think) or a slightly less vigorous 4 paper subject and two paper subject. Or you could take a part two from bio natural sciences which are the same options and exactly the same course as the 6 paper MVST subjects except with a research project as well (this definately includes genetics). Thus if you took NST genetics it would be of dare I say it a higher academic standard than MVST 6 paper or 4 paper + 2 paper. The other option is to do a random arts part two.

    Addenbrooke's doesn't mind which option you do but I think looks favourably on people with good results doing NST part II as opposed to those doing MVST part II. Either way its more down to your IB grades and interview as to whether you get into Addenbrooke's. Previously you couldn't go to Addenbrooke's if doing an arty part II and had to go to London, but know I think even that requirement is going. I fancy doing NST inmmunology/virology in my third year but we'll see. Good luck.
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    I fancy doing NST inmmunology/virology in my third year but we'll see.
    wow... talk about forward planning! i'm having trouble wondering what i'll cook for dinner tomorrow, given that i've finally managed to use up all my dinner tickets for this term...

    as for getting into radcliffe/addie's, if you're stellar enough (2 high firsts?), they let you in without an interview. but note the use of the word stellar - good is not enough in this particular case.
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    If I did Arch & Anth, & chose Archaeology in Part II, do I have a BA in Archaeology or in both? Do you have to sit exams in all three parts at the end of the 3years?

    I've never even thought about any of this before....
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    (Original post by KHL)
    as for getting into radcliffe/addie's, if you're stellar enough (2 high firsts?), they let you in without an interview. but note the use of the word stellar - good is not enough in this particular case.
    Well, that won't be me then, but I hope I do get in somehow. How's everyone's MSOC going?
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    (Original post by Katie J)
    If I did Arch & Anth, & chose Archaeology in Part II, do I have a BA in Archaeology or in both? Do you have to sit exams in all three parts at the end of the 3years?

    I've never even thought about any of this before....
    As far as I know, not being at Cam or studying Arch and Anth, you get a BA in Arch and Anth even if you specialise in Archaeology, as that's the title of the course! I don't think you have to sit exams in all three areas for Part 2 - just those for the papers you have taken, which could concentrate on one area of the course.
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    i want to do 2 papers history of medicine, 2 papers zoology and 1 paper medical ethics and law. If I can't do that (and only 12 can) then I'll choose a non-MVST/NST subject, like law, history or philosophy. I think addies now have a list of non-MVST/NST subjects which they accept.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    No - that's a science based one, so it'd be fine. It doesn't really matter what Part II you do I don't think; I just don't think Addenbrookes take people who've done non-science ones.

    Although believe me, after first year Biochem (MIMS :rolleyes: ), Genetics may not seem so appealing!
    as of this year addies is taking non-science disciplines too
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    (Original post by Alex_R)
    I'm not sure why you think it would. In your third year as a medic you can either take a single subject (6 paper subject) from the MVST tripos such as pathology or pharmacology (genetics as well I think) or a slightly less vigorous 4 paper subject and two paper subject. Or you could take a part two from bio natural sciences which are the same options and exactly the same course as the 6 paper MVST subjects except with a research project as well (this definately includes genetics). Thus if you took NST genetics it would be of dare I say it a higher academic standard than MVST 6 paper or 4 paper + 2 paper. The other option is to do a random arts part two.

    Addenbrooke's doesn't mind which option you do but I think looks favourably on people with good results doing NST part II as opposed to those doing MVST part II. Either way its more down to your IB grades and interview as to whether you get into Addenbrooke's. Previously you couldn't go to Addenbrooke's if doing an arty part II and had to go to London, but know I think even that requirement is going. I fancy doing NST inmmunology/virology in my third year but we'll see. Good luck.
    I'm doing virology and immunology.
    quite good
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    (Original post by KHL)
    wow... talk about forward planning! i'm having trouble wondering what i'll cook for dinner tomorrow, given that i've finally managed to use up all my dinner tickets for this term...

    as for getting into radcliffe/addie's, if you're stellar enough (2 high firsts?), they let you in without an interview. but note the use of the word stellar - good is not enough in this particular case.
    plain wrong I'm afriad.
    Radcliffe lets some people in without interview, but the whole thing is utterly rare and unreliable
    Clinical places are much less dependent on results than you'd think
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    2nd hand info from the 3rd years in my college has it that quite a number of them (3 or 4?) applying to radcliffe have been accepted sans interview... (about 10 applied? they told me about half.)

    and if these people were accepted without interviews, then what else could they have been selected on other than results and academics? (i'm just a first year, and i'm not quite sure about the application process - frankly, i'm not even vaguely concerned as is... i've got bigger fish to fry first, like starting to revise my MSoc/ISBM, which i have not yet done...)
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    (Original post by foolfarian)
    as of this year addies is taking non-science disciplines too
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    Yeah, I think I heard about that, cos they're extending the course there or something, aren't they? Pah, I am not good enough at anything to do a non-science part II really, so I'm stuck with it.

    KHL - I am ahead of you then - have read a somewhat cynical summary of Scambler written by some older Med students, and have pretend discussions with my friends about it, but we end up not knowing anything. Not looking good...
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    So many medics here. You must set up the UKL hospital. Joey Johns could really do with a lobotomy (only joking).

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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Yeah, I think I heard about that, cos they're extending the course there or something, aren't they? Pah, I am not good enough at anything to do a non-science part II really, so I'm stuck with it.

    KHL - I am ahead of you then - have read a somewhat cynical summary of Scambler written by some older Med students, and have pretend discussions with my friends about it, but we end up not knowing anything. Not looking good...
    1) history lesson for KHL. This year people with first got in without interview. Try asking the third years what happened to the year above them. Answer is that people with firsts and high 2.1s didnt even get interviews. The system is shite. There is no real pattern to who gets in and who doesn't. honest to god
    2) MSOC is a pile of shite. its the easiest piss-ant of an exam i ever did here. Read through that book they recommend, and make sure you can speak queens english - because most of the questions can be answered by simply looking at the grammar. just say them in your head. if it sounds right it is
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    (Original post by foolfarian)
    2) MSOC is a pile of shite. its the easiest piss-ant of an exam i ever did here. Read through that book they recommend, and make sure you can speak queens english - because most of the questions can be answered by simply looking at the grammar. just say them in your head. if it sounds right it is
    J
    They've changed the exam though. It's essays. 2 of them, in an hour. :eek:
 
 
 
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