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    what's the difference between fast-track MMath and direct entry to the second year of an MMath degree at St. Andrews Uni
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    Have they not changed it to just direct entry now? I could be wrong they've just been talking about it for a couple of years now as the fast-track thing is just silly.

    Basically in the fas-track we had to take 1st year courses and you end up with a crammed third year (you take a higher module load to compensate for the fact your doing 5 years worth of modules in 4 years). In actuality you get half a year of advanced standing credits from your a-levels/advanced highers/whatever so your doing 4.5 years worth of modules in 4 years. With direct entry you start straight in at 2nd year modules and you do 3 years of honours with normal credit loads.

    I can't think of ANY reason to do the fast track now it's more work for no reason. I ended up starting it and then dropping to the 5 year course anyway but I would have coped fine with 2nd year entry (they didn't really offer it when I applied).
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    (Original post by monkyvirus)
    Have they not changed it to just direct entry now? I could be wrong they've just been talking about it for a couple of years now as the fast-track thing is just silly.

    Basically in the fas-track we had to take 1st year courses and you end up with a crammed third year (you take a higher module load to compensate for the fact your doing 5 years worth of modules in 4 years). In actuality you get half a year of advanced standing credits from your a-levels/advanced highers/whatever so your doing 4.5 years worth of modules in 4 years. With direct entry you start straight in at 2nd year modules and you do 3 years of honours with normal credit loads.

    I can't think of ANY reason to do the fast track now it's more work for no reason. I ended up starting it and then dropping to the 5 year course anyway but I would have coped fine with 2nd year entry (they didn't really offer it when I applied).
    they still do both apparently!
 
 
 
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