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Chances of getting in to Oxford for MMath with a First from Brunel Watch

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    Hi all,

    I've been doing well at Brunel and have received a prize for getting the highest grades (which averaged to a First) in my course.

    If I do this well in my final year, do you think I'll have a chance of getting into Oxford for a post-grad course in Maths, despite Brunel not being a prestigious university?

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    A very good chance - your undergraduate university won't be part of their consideration.

    Compliment that with a strong statement of purpose/research proposal and encouraging references, and you are in a great position.
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    (Original post by Lupacante)
    Hi all,

    I've been doing well at Brunel and have received a prize for getting the highest grades (which averaged to a First) in my course.

    If I do this well in my final year, do you think I'll have a chance of getting into Oxford for a post-grad course in Maths, despite Brunel not being a prestigious university?

    Thank you
    MMath is an undergraduate degree lasting 4 years. You probably mean the MSc Link
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    As MoS says above, your undergrad Uni has little bearing on your acceptance for a 'higher' Uni for postgrad. They will be far more interested in you getting a top First, your dissertation topic and what your referees say about your potential for higher study or research than any snobbery about the brand of Uni you went to. Many A level students and/or undergrads get the wrong idea about this and are convinced that going to an ex-Poly or similar will condemn them to the academic backwaters forever. It doesn't. I work at a very 'traditional' RG Uni - in every recruitment round for both PhDs and junior teaching posts there are always a very eclectic mix of background Unis, and that fact has no impact on interview/appointment decisions. PS. And my first degree wasn't from an RG Uni either.
 
 
 
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