I'm an international student who just found this forum last week. I applied to the Nov. 20th deadline for the MSt in Women's Studies at Oxford. Let the waiting begin!
Im an Indian student currently finishing my third year in Christ College, Bangalore. Im doing a Bachelor of Commerce.
Following is my profile:
BCom - 3.6 GPA
CIMA (Certified Institute of Management Accountants), UK - Cleared the certificate level and three subjects in the management level.
A research paper on Carbon Credits and their role in the Indian Secondary Market (will be published)
High School - 94 % ISC
Taking the GRE tomorrow - should get 780-800 on the Math and 500 ~ on the Verbal.
What are my chances at the following?
MSc Financial Eco - Oxford
I have a friend who applied for the BPhil in Oxford but has an undergrad degree in TESOL. He told me he has a first degree, but I told him he didn't have a chance to get into Oxford Philosophy with that BA, regardless the quality of his degree..Do you think he stands a chance? (He'll pester me for the rest of his life if he's right on this one lol...)
the bphil is incredibly hard to get into even with a first in philosophy. i'd say his chances are virtually zero.
I'm not sure if anyone will be able to answer this, but I'll go ahead and ask anyway -
I would very much like to do a PhD in English at Cambridge, but as I'm from Australia, and my course structure for undergrad seems quite different, I'm not sure of my chances.
I'm doing a Law/Arts combined degree at the University of Western Australia - it's two completely separate degrees, you just do them at the same time.
I did Honours in English this year and got a First - 89% for my dissertation, my GPA (in English units only) is 4.0, my average is about 85%.
I still have to complete my law degree, and my marks in law are a bit lower, but my combined average is still roughly 80%.
UWA is well regarded for an Australian uni, but is obviously nowhere near Cambridge in terms of international prestige.
I was wondering if you think I have a shot at Cambridge for an English PhD, also, if you think they'll worry too much about my law marks, seeing as they are unrelated to my proposed postgrad study.
Thank you very much for any and all advice
You're right, thanks.
I guess I was just nervous coming from not only a non-Oxbridge uni but a non-UK uni altogether, and for me, I won't just lose 35 quid, because our academic year runs February-November, I'll have to take almost a year off to apply for Cambridge that I could spend working on a PhD at an Aussie uni.
But, as you say, it is tricky to tell, and I'll just have to wait and see.
Thanks for your reply
Jubie - would Cambridge not require you to do a master's first? Generally in arts they won't accept people onto a PhD straight from undergrad.
Yes, I'm pretty sure I'll have to do a master's first
(sorry, I should have mentioned that - in my head the master's has kind of been incorporated as a step towards the PhD and I tend to leave it out when explaining things)