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Is it harder to receive an offer if you apply for a joint honours?

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    I am applying to Durham, St Andrews, Exeter, Bath & York to study Computer Science and Maths.
    Does anyone know if less offers are made for a joint honours? Due to for e.g. there were only 26 applications accepted at Bristol....but 125 accepted for Computer Science
    Thank you in advance for any help given
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    I hope not as I am applying for French and Italian joint for all my choices....
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    (Original post by OturuDansay)
    I am applying to Durham, St Andrews, Exeter, Bath & York to study Computer Science and Maths.
    Does anyone know if less offers are made for a joint honours? Due to for e.g. there were only 26 applications accepted at Bristol....but 125 accepted for Computer Science
    Thank you in advance for any help given
    There are fewer people who do joint honours and as such they are slightly less competitive in most places.

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    (Original post by pamplemousse.)
    I hope not as I am applying for French and Italian joint for all my choices....
    Hey, yeah like I'm pretty sure less offers are made but i don't know whether there's not as many applicants - that being the reason.
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    (Original post by OturuDansay)
    Hey, yeah like I'm pretty sure less offers are made but i don't know whether there's not as many applicants - that being the reason.
    Yeah, you'd have to get a % stat to really make sense of it.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    There are fewer people who do joint honours and as such they are slightly less competitive in most places.

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    So would you say it is easier to receive an offer for a join compared to a single honours
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    (Original post by pamplemousse.)
    Yeah, you'd have to get a % stat to really make sense of it.
    Yeah, i wish there was. But none of my unis disclose that information
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    (Original post by OturuDansay)
    Yeah, i wish there was. But none of my unis disclose that information
    One of mine does but it is from a couple of years ago. I'm applying for my courses regardless as it is what I really want to do.
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    In general there is a higher success rate for maths + cs than for plain maths or cs however the course is fairly self selective so gets much less applicants. It is probably slightly harder to apply due to a split subject focus on personal statement and (if you get any) more interviews. However as someone who has just started maths + cs at Oxford this year i would say it is definitely worth it if the course looks right for you.

    stats example - in my year maths had 15% acceptance and maths + comp was 16% but is usually ~20%
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    (Original post by OturuDansay)
    I am applying to Durham, St Andrews, Exeter, Bath & York to study Computer Science and Maths.
    Does anyone know if less offers are made for a joint honours? Due to for e.g. there were only 26 applications accepted at Bristol....but 125 accepted for Computer Science
    Thank you in advance for any help given
    (Original post by OturuDansay)
    Yeah, i wish there was. But none of my unis disclose that information
    http://university.which.co.uk/durham...s-3-years-cfg0 (no data)
    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...00-gg14-300070 (71%) <- note this will be lower because Scottish universities have restrictions on how many SCOTTISH students that can recruit
    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...00-gg41-350874 (91%)
    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...ears-9000-g4g1 (86%)
    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...ears-9000-ggk1 (100%)

    For Durham you can get the information for all NatSci applications here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/ug.a...ary-Offers.pdf (from https://www.dur.ac.uk/ug.admissions/admindocuments/ )
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    (Original post by PQ)
    http://university.which.co.uk/durham...s-3-years-cfg0 (no data)
    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...00-gg14-300070 (71%) <- note this will be lower because Scottish universities have restrictions on how many SCOTTISH students that can recruit
    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...00-gg41-350874 (91%)
    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...ears-9000-g4g1 (86%)
    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...ears-9000-ggk1 (100%)

    For Durham you can get the information for all NatSci applications here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/ug.a...ary-Offers.pdf (from https://www.dur.ac.uk/ug.admissions/admindocuments/ )
    Wow thank you so much!!, Very appreciated!
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    (Original post by The_Ginger)
    In general there is a higher success rate for maths + cs than for plain maths or cs however the course is fairly self selective so gets much less applicants. It is probably slightly harder to apply due to a split subject focus on personal statement and (if you get any) more interviews. However as someone who has just started maths + cs at Oxford this year i would say it is definitely worth it if the course looks right for you.

    stats example - in my year maths had 15% acceptance and maths + comp was 16% but is usually ~20%
    Thank you thats good to hear! Well done for getting to Oxford!
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    Supply and demand. I see PQ has given you some interesting stats. Fewer people want to do joint honours.
 
 
 
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