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    I was looking at Unistats and MPhys students from Oxford earn a lot more than NatSci students form Cambridge, not that I got to select if the stats were for bachelors or masters on the NatSci course. Do employers regard Cambridge NatSci as less valuable as an Oxford Physics degree?

    I heard that Cambridge would cover all the Physics that Oxford does, but I would prefer to apply for Natural Sciences as I would like to spend the first year doing some other options as well. However if employers value it less then I may have to rethink my options.
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    (Original post by BlazeMonkey)
    Do employers regard Cambridge NatSci as less valuable as an Oxford Physics degree?
    No. The Cambridge NatSci average salary is about the same as Oxford BA Physics and half way between Oxford MPhys and BA Biological Sciences, which is what I'd expect to see.

    If you want a course that allows you to study other options, you should definitely be applying for NatSci at Cambridge.
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    Oxford, don't waste your time doing chemistry and pure maths alongside it like you do at Cambridge if you know you just want to do physics, not to mention it basically means you HAVE to do well in four A-levels.
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    (Original post by BlazeMonkey)
    I was looking at Unistats and MPhys students from Oxford earn a lot more than NatSci students form Cambridge, not that I got to select if the stats were for bachelors or masters on the NatSci course. Do employers regard Cambridge NatSci as less valuable as an Oxford Physics degree?

    I heard that Cambridge would cover all the Physics that Oxford does, but I would prefer to apply for Natural Sciences as I would like to spend the first year doing some other options as well. However if employers value it less then I may have to rethink my options.
    I doubt that Cambridge will cover all of the Physics that Oxford does since you will have spent an entire extra year studying Physics at Oxford than at Cambridge. From what I remember, they say that you get to a similar depth of knowledge at Cambridge but the Oxford course is broader. Having said that, If Natural Sciences is what you want to do, go for it - they're both great courses.
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    Oxford, don't waste your time doing chemistry and pure maths alongside it like you do at Cambridge if you know you just want to do physics, not to mention it basically means you HAVE to do well in four A-levels.
    But the OP said s/he wanted to do other options? Anyway, you don't have to do Chemistry if you don't want to and I definitely wouldn't call it a waste of time given how multidisciplinary science is becoming.
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    But the OP said s/he wanted to do other options? Anyway, you don't have to do Chemistry if you don't want to and I definitely wouldn't call it a waste of time given how multidisciplinary science is becoming.
    ^this.

    And as you progress there can be a lot of Physics...
    Physics handbook pdf:
    http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/students/te...s/Handbook.pdf
 
 
 

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