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    Hi everyone,

    I’ve just finished my 3rd year in a maths MSci at King’s College London and am worried that I have made the wrong decision by not applying to another university.

    The teaching quality hasn’t been great - especially in my 3rd year - and my friends have left at the end of their BSc. I didn’t apply to other universities because I was worried about the interview process because of my Asperger’s and was going through speech therapy at the time. Students on my course did obtain places at other universities, such as Oxford and the LSE, and having achieved the highest score in the year - 89% - I’m worried that I have wasted these potential opportunities and doubted myself too much. I was also concerned about funding - one benefit of my current course is that the 4th year is treated as part of my undergraduate degree so I’m eligible for student funding - is it possible to get similar funding for a master's? I feel like I’m playing it too safe, is it possible to take a year out and apply for a master’s next year, or will this disadvantage me when applying or in regards to funding?

    Thank you.
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    Hi everyone,

    I’ve just finished my 3rd year in a maths MSci at King’s College London and am worried that I have made the wrong decision by not applying to another university.

    The teaching quality hasn’t been great - especially in my 3rd year - and my friends have left at the end of their BSc. I didn’t apply to other universities because I was worried about the interview process because of my Asperger’s and was going through speech therapy at the time. Students on my course did obtain places at other universities, such as Oxford and the LSE, and having achieved the highest score in the year - 89% - I’m worried that I have wasted these potential opportunities and doubted myself too much. I was also concerned about funding - one benefit of my current course is that the 4th year is treated as part of my undergraduate degree so I’m eligible for student funding - is it possible to get similar funding for a master's? I feel like I’m playing it too safe, is it possible to take a year out and apply for a master’s next year, or will this disadvantage me when applying or in regards to funding?

    Thank you.
    In my opinion you did very well going for a MSci that is included as a undergraduate degree. The current funding for a MSc is 10k postgraduate loan and you have to use that to pay your degree and also for living expenses. I don't know your financial situation but if you rely on nobody 10k for a course and living expenses is nothing at all. With your grades and if you keep it up in your last year, you will do just fine. Also remember, if you do a MSc you cannot apply for postgraduate funding, therefore you would have to fund it yourself or through an employer.
    if i was given the choice you had I would have done exactly like you did so cheer up and keep up the good work, you will be fine regardless of what uni you graduated with with those academic results.
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    Why don't you take a year out before your 4th year. Find a job... Become a private tutor for a year and save some money...
    Use that year to put together the best application possible for the universities you so desire.

    If you don't try, you'll never know.
 
 
 
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