Is it really as oversubscribed as the universities insist it is? If you are on track to get the required grades or above, is it really as they say still competitive? It just feels like a bit of a lie..everyone that applies to it that I know, apart from oxbridge seem to get offers. I may be deluded, but all of these universities insist that having the grades isn't enough. Any insight from people out there? What is competition for this degree really like?
What are the downsides?