Hi, just asking a question for a friend of mine who is thinking of Oxford Brookes for an MA in International Relations. After that he'd like to do a DPhil at Oxford Uni, but did not know if Brookes degrees fail to impress the near neighbours...
Anyone ever hear of someone successfully doing a degree at Oxford Uni after a degree at Brookes?
Thanks for the advice,
so long as the candidate is adequate no problems.
a degree is a degree. take a look at the oxbridge sticky for more information about undergrad uni means nothing to where you do a dphil/phd
I have been kinda telling him this, but I am sure he will feel better hearing it from others as well!
I hold a BA from Brookes and was admitted into Oxford for an MPhil programme. Must note that I am currently doing an MSc at Warwick, though, but I think this is pretty irrelevant. Brookes is well-recognised enough.
indeed. but say that on the part of the forum dominated by a-level students and early undergrads and you will get a different picture.
There isn't much regulation or quality assurance once you get past undergrad so the key thing to look at when choosing postgrad courses/research degrees is where people have come from and where they have gone next. Most Masters course admins keep a record of where graduates move on to. It would be worth asking about this.
just to add something i've just noticed - a cambridge research group that is allied to medicine has funded phd students who are graduates from universities that many tsr a-levellers wouldn't think twice about, including hertfordshire and chichester. "cambridge" and "medicine" are two words that make the tsr prestige whores dribble with excitement, and yet we have the ivory towers being invaded by ghastly new universities!!
I would just add that he shouldn't approach a DPhil just because it's Oxford. He needs to look at where the best specialists are in his area and go for them, if they're at Oxford then that's great, if not and it's clear he just wants the Oxford degree it's not a great idea.
hmmmm, you could be on to something here!! careful though, they may hunt you down for revealing the truth.