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    Well, what are they in your opinion? Looking to get into oxbridge the easiest was possible lol!
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    (Original post by Amelia488)
    Well, what are they in your opinion? Looking to get into oxbridge the easiest was possible lol!
    Moved to the postgraduate section.
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    The subject you're best in.
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    search "most useless majors" or "most useless 10 majors" on youtube.

    No offense to the people studying those majors,

    but the admission scores are quite lower than the other majors.
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    For undergraduate, Classics has the highest acceptance rate with 40%. Of course the degree is self selective as most schools don't teach Classics in curriculum. It is a tough subject.
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    PGCE : http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/courses/pgce/
    But I suggest you have a genuine interest in teaching, a relevant degree for your intended teaching subject, and get some school experience first ....
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    Both institutions publish the applications and number of places. Apply to the subject you're interested in the most.
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    (Original post by Aceadria)
    Both institutions publish the applications and number of places.
    But this is an unreliable proxy. The Great North Run is not more competitive than the Olympic Marathon.

    Much the most heavily applied for subjects are typically those seemingly conferring employability. At the undergraduate level at Oxford this is Economics and Management but the PS readers here on TSR will tell you that this is the only Oxford degree for which intended Personal Statements are commonly risible, "I will be best pride of all Uttar Pradesh if admitted to famous university of Oxfrods est 1288".

    (Original post by Aceadria)
    Apply to the subject you're interested in the most.
    is very good advice.
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    (Original post by cambio wechsel)
    But this is an unreliable proxy. The Great North Run is not more competitive than the Olympic Marathon.
    The OP wants to know where he/she will face the least competition and application statistics are a good way of knowing that.
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    (Original post by Aceadria)
    The OP wants to know where he/she will face the least competition and application statistics are a good way of knowing that.
    if you understand that 'competed for' means 'competitive'. I consider that it does not and that the students applying for e.g. the MSt in Roman Literature will be **** hot, for all that there will be only half a dozen.
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    How much will an Oxbridge masters really help you in terms of things like actually getting a job , when it's in 1) a subject you aren't good at and 2) a subject that isn't particularly employable?

    Unless you just want the experience of an Oxbridge education etc
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    (Original post by Aceadria)
    The OP wants to know where he/she will face the least competition and application statistics are a good way of knowing that.
    Though the applicants to offers ratios say nothing of the competitiveness of each individual applicant. Courses like classics, period-based English and ancient philosophy have a small number of high-calibre and specialised applicants. The problem for the OP - despite the fact that this is a rather silly, expensive and unfruitful means to a dead end - is that she will be severely limited by her undergraduate subject. Applying for, say, MSt Ancient Philosophy without competence in reading Ancient Greek, a first class BA thesis on one of the ancients, and evidence of sophisticated knowledge of that period, will result in a swift rejection - even if she was the only applicant. Very few can tick those boxes so the number of applicants to that course is small despite being extremely competitive (they all want to work with Terence Irwin I suppose).

    The least competitive course is the one for which your application is strongest with respect to subject specialisation and relative to the quality (not quantity) of competing applications. In other words, the OP has little choice in the matter; it has already been determined by her academic record to date.
 
 
 
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