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list the most competitive uni courses?

most to least. i heard psychology , medicine and maths are the most competitive

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Reply 1
Law, MMORSE and PPE in addition to those you already mentioned are the first that spring to my mind.
Reply 2
Accounting and finance, business?
Medicine at Cambridge
Economics at LSE
PPE at Oxford
Original post by sazzabazza
Medicine at Cambridge
Economics at LSE
PPE at Oxford


I would have added Mathematics @ Cambridge. But this list is pretty much the norm.
Reply 5
Physiotherapy?
Original post by emmajade95
Physiotherapy?


Physiotherapy is barely competitive, has generally low entry requirements
Pretty hard to judge "competitiveness" - looking at raw application figures isn't great because it doesn't take into account applicant calibre. For example, one of the most statistically competitive courses at Oxford is Economics and Management (8.5%), but it isn't actually as hard to get into as the figures suggest, given that a large proportion of the applicants for this course are internationals with little notion of how to put in a competitive application and who never had a chance at all - the proportion of competitive applicants is similar to other courses (this is according to the head tutor at my college).
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Original post by sazzabazza
Medicine at Cambridge
Economics at LSE
PPE at Oxford


Cambridge actually has less applicants per place than quite a few other med schools most years because of their preference for high UMS scores
Original post by Secretnerd123
most to least. i heard psychology , medicine and maths are the most competitive


I swear half of the people I know in the year above are off to uni to do psychology, not sure it's *that* competitive haha
Original post by qwertyuiop1993
Pretty hard to judge "competitiveness" - looking at raw application figures isn't great because it doesn't take into account applicant calibre. For example, one of the most statistically competitive courses at Oxford is Economics and Management (8.5%) isn't actually as hard to get into as the figures suggest, given that a large proportion of the applicants for this course are internationals with little notion of how to put in a competitive application and who never had a chance at all - the proportion of competitive applicants is similar to other courses (this is according to the head tutor at my college).


This is exactly it.
Veterinary Medicine, mainly because there are only 8 vet schools in the UK.

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Reply 12
dunno about most but a good contender for the least competitive would be baking technologies at London South Bank... 100 UCAS points and you're in!
Reply 13
Any science(including medicine)/maths/engineering degree
Reply 14
Geophysics.
Original post by sazzabazza
Medicine at Cambridge
Economics at LSE
PPE at Oxford


medicine at Cambridge is ironically one of the least oversubscribed medicine courses. In fact it would have been more appropriate for the thread if you said "Medicine at Keele".
Original post by Yasmin25
Any science(including medicine)/maths/engineering degree


Not to sure the LSE economics applicants would agree. Neither would some law students.
Reply 17
Original post by Secretnerd123
most to least. i heard psychology , medicine and maths are the most competitive


Medicine, English, Law, Philosophy, Architecture, Mathematics, etc.
Reply 18
Original post by WhatDoIWrite
Not to sure the LSE economics applicants would agree. Neither would some law students.

Crap, I forgot to add law. Yeah I would consider law a really competitive and difficult subject.
It's obviously Veterinary Medicine!