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Cambridge Part iii MASt applicants 2021

As a current applicant to Cambridge's Part iii MAST who checks the Applicant Portal every minute, I found this thread of the last year (https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6339548) very interesting. Maybe we can start such a thread this year again :smile:

- Current University: University of Bonn (Germany)
- Prospective Course: Pure Mathematics
- Prospective Colleges: Trinity/St John's

Application timeline:
- Nov 1st: submitted
- Nov 30th: last referee submitted/under review by department
- Feb 12th: Degree Committee
- Feb 13th: GAO
- Mar 2nd: Conditional Offer
- Mar 30th: Unsuccessful at Trinity
- Apr 1st: Unsuccessful at St John's
- Apr 1st: Accepted at Robinson

What's your status?
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Current University: University of Bristol
- Prospective Course: Applied Mathematics
- Prospective Colleges: St Johns/Jesus

Application timeline:- Jan 18th: submitted

anyone got an offer yet? if so what conditions?
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As far as I know, everyone is still under review by the department
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- Current University: University of Warwick
- Prospective Course: Pure Mathematics
- Prospective Colleges: Churchill/Fitzwilliam

Application timeline:
- Jan 25th: Submitted
- Jan 26th: Under review by department

I'm also a fourth year MMath student right now, so hopefully it will boost my chances of getting in since I'm already taking courses comparable to ones in Part III.
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Original post by Fortox
- Current University: University of Warwick
- Prospective Course: Pure Mathematics
- Prospective Colleges: Churchill/Fitzwilliam

Application timeline:
- Jan 25th: Submitted

I'm also a fourth year MMath student right now, so hopefully it will boost my chances of getting in since I'm already taking courses comparable to ones in Part III.

Out of interest, why didn't you apply in the third year?
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Original post by _gcx
Out of interest, why didn't you apply in the third year?

1. My 2nd year grades weren't that great (65% compared to 83% in 3rd year).

2. My mathematical interests have changed since when I was starting third year. While Warwick has a lot of 4th year modules which are comparable to Part III courses, they don't really have any which are in my area of interest.
Original post by Fortox
1. My 2nd year grades weren't that great (65% compared to 83% in 3rd year).

2. My mathematical interests have changed since when I was starting third year. While Warwick has a lot of 4th year modules which are comparable to Part III courses, they don't really have any which are in my area of interest.

Which area? (current warwick student looking to apply next year) Wish you luck on your application!
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Original post by _gcx
Which area? (current warwick student looking to apply next year) Wish you luck on your application!

Algebraic geometry and algebraic number theory. Warwick's two algebraic geometry modules (Algebraic Curves and Algebraic Geometry) roughly cover Part II Algebraic Geometry and a little bit of Part III Algebraic Geometry. Also there aren't any 4th year modules which are a continuation of 3rd year Algebraic Number Theory. I suppose if I took Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Curves in my third year then I would have had the prerequisites for Part III, but I was more into analysis at the time and Warwick has a pretty good choice of 4th year analysis modules.

Thanks, and good luck to you next year :smile:.
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Application timeline:
- Oct 3rd: submitted with all references/documents
- Dec 2nd: under review by department
- February 12th: degree committee
- February 13th: GAO (probably changed on 12th, but I only noticed on 13th)
- March 2nd: conditional offer

Previous university St Petersburg State University, graduated in 2019.
Applying for pure mathematics program, but also very interested in taking theoretical physics courses.
Colleges - Trinity College and King's.
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About to Apply for an MASt in Physics, college of preference being Peterhouse.

My main worry with my application is my 2nd year grades - averaging at 67% at just the competitive margin, from exams I took in rather tenuous circumstances tbf. Although I'm predicted a 1st this year I'm worried how this might affect my application. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
- Current University: University of Warwick (MathsPhys)
- Prospective Course: Applied Mathematics
Application timeline:
- Jan 5th: submitted with references
- Didn't check when it changed, but currently under review by departmentNot gonna lie I am very worried I keep checking everyday now.

My grades are good and I done some summer research project and now a final year project but they were in slightly different areas to what I am interested in and put down as career goals on my application.
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Hi, guys! As I am checking the portal every day, I'm glad to have this thread.

Current University: University of São Paulo (Brazil)
- Prospective Course: Applied Mathematics/Theoretical Physics
- Prospective Colleges: Trinity/Fitzwilliam


Application timeline:
- Oct 15th: submitted with references
- Beginning of Dec: under review by department
- Feb 16th: under review by degree committee
- Feb 26th: Awaiting approval by PAO
- Mar 9th: Conditional Offer
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Hi :smile:
Current University: Imperial College London
- Prospective Course:Pure Mathematics

Application timeline:
- Nov 8th: submitted with references
- Beginning of Dec: under review by department
- Mar 23th: under review by degree committee
- Mar 31st: Awaiting approval by PAO
- April 12th: Conditional Offer
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It is reassuring that most of us are still at the Department stage :smile:

Though, it would be nice if at least something happened :biggrin:
Current University: University of Victoria

-Prospective Course: Pure Mathematics

Application timeline:

- Dec 28th: submitted with references
- Beginning of Jan: under review by department
- Feb 5th: under review by degree committee
- Feb 12th: Awaiting approval by GAO
- Feb 25th: Awaiting approval by PAO

Anyone know what under review by degree committee really means? Is this a good sign?
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Original post by spaghettifiend1
Current University: University of Victoria

-Prospective Course: Pure Mathematics

Application timeline:

- Dec 28th: submitted with references
- Beginning of Jan: under review by department
- Feb 5th: under review by degree committee

Anyone know what under review by degree committee really means? Is this a good sign?

I think you're pretty much in! =)
Btw, why do they take sooo long? The wait is killing me.
Original post by quantuminfo
I think you're pretty much in! =)
Btw, why do they take sooo long? The wait is killing me.

That's awesome, thanks!

Yeah it's definitely frustrating. Better than Imperial though, I've had a completed (with references) application there since October, and I still have not had a single update!
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Has anyone else been interviewed by PAO two weeks ago? Im still on 'under review by department' stage btw
Reply 19
Original post by kraul
Has anyone else been interviewed by PAO two weeks ago? Im still on 'under review by department' stage btw

No, for Part iii there are no interviews. Or do I miss something?

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