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    Hello there,

    I was wondering wether or not is sensible to apply for a PhD (theoretical/computational chem) in my situation:

    University of Hull: 80+ average after 3 years

    80 + prediction for 4th year -top 10 % in the class

    4 months worth of research experience (2 month in computational/theoretical, 2 month in molecular electrochemistry) at Hull

    1 year (industrial year) at one of the top 5 pharmaceutical companies in the world doing research related to computer aided drug discovery.

    I just don't want to waste money during the application process, applying for place vets where I don't stand chance. And I know that the majority of the unis ask for a 2:1 but that's the minimum surely?

    Plus do you have any advice in terms of where I should apply? Where I would have best chances of getting a conditional/unconditional offer?

    Thank you so much in advance.


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    Hello there,

    I was wondering wether or not is sensible to apply for a PhD (theoretical/computational chem) in my situation:

    University of Hull: 80+ average after 3 years

    80 + prediction for 4th year -top 10 % in the class

    4 months worth of research experience (2 month in computational/theoretical, 2 month in molecular electrochemistry) at Hull

    1 year (industrial year) at one of the top 5 pharmaceutical companies in the world doing research related to computer aided drug discovery.

    I just don't want to waste money during the application process, applying for place vets where I don't stand chance. And I know that the majority of the unis ask for a 2:1 but that's the minimum surely?

    Plus do you have any advice in terms of where I should apply? Where I would have best chances of getting a conditional/unconditional offer?

    Thank you so much in advance.


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    You'd be a credible applicant in most institutions, I'd have thought. You need to get a move on though because most studentships for a Sept 2013 start will be filled within a few weeks. Get on departmental and individual academics' websites and have a look. Don't restrict yourself to Chemistry- look at Pharmacy and Biosciences opportunities as well. Good luck, but get a move on.
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    I'm thinking of applying for 2014/2015 year not for this September. but thank you for your help so applying to Oxbridge would not be suicidal you don't think?


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    I'm thinking of applying for 2014/2015 year not for this September. but thank you for your help so applying to Oxbridge would not be suicidal you don't think?


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    Absolutely not. The worst they can say is No anyway. Don't get seduced by the lure of Oxbridge though- go where the best supervisor and facilities are for your particular interests. Whose papers have you read and throught "That's really good stuff"?
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    You said that I would be a credible candidate "in most" institutions. Does that mean that some would not take me? If so which ones do you have in mind? Thanks


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