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I’m unsure as to whether I should apply to study English at Oxford or Cambridge, could any other applicants/students at either school please point me in the right direction? What is each course looking for beyond the entry requirements and how are they different from one another?
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There is a whole section of Student Room about Oxford and Cambridge : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...(aka_Oxbridge)
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I’m unsure as to whether I should apply to study English at Oxford or Cambridge, could any other applicants/students at either school please point me in the right direction? What is each course looking for beyond the entry requirements and how are they different from one another?
To compare and contrast, look at the English Oxford Demystified chapter

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...%20-%20English

And the Cambridge demystified one

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6053600
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Hi, I'm probably not the best person to reply to this as I didn't end up applying for English However, I have some friends that applied for Cambridge over Oxford for English as the Cambridge course has more opportunities to study more recent literature, whereas the Oxford one has an emphasis on much older stuff ie early English. I think another difference is that the Cambridge course is pure literature whereas the Oxford one has some focus on language too. There's probably other differences between the courses, and of course the differences between the unis should be considered, but I hope that's somewhat helpful (and apologies if I got any details wrong!). I'm pretty sure Youtubers Molly at Oxford, Mia Testa and That Tilly Rose did English at Oxford, and Astrid Franciszka got a 1st for English at Cambridge so there's plenty online if you're looking for insight into the student experience
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