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    Hi,

    How difficult is it to get accepted at Cambridge for a masters?

    My Pros:
    I have a first from a mediocre UK Uni
    I am bilingual
    I have been working as a Software Developer for the last 5 years
    I have co-founded a mobile tech startup valued at over a million euros
    I have been doing MOOCs since graduating in 2011
    I have spoken at Developer/Tech conferences

    My Cons:
    My undergrad transcript is not good. I worked really hard in the last year to scrape a first.
    My academic references will be generic as I did not really interact with anyone during my undergrad.
    I don't have anything prestigious to my name except maybe my (failing) startup valuation.

    My intuition tells me that my academic transcript and my references will let me down.

    I am interested in

    MPhil in Machine Learning, Speech and Language Technology

    or Stats/CompSci masters.

    Also, what can I do in the next few years to increase my chances?

    My motivation is PhD and then research in Machine Learning or Comp Sci.

    Thanks.
 
 
 
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