Cambridge - MPhil Advanced Computer Science - Entry 2021

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Hi, all! I’ve created this thread to discuss Cambridge MPhil Advanced Computer Science, and to keep each other updated on the eternal wait that we seem doomed to endure.
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I have no idea how to invite people to this thread. Hopefully, this will work: Sfaradi, yulisunny, EdwardJCornel, amy.stell5, ol0gos, utkarshsharma00, saint_faisyon, Shivam_Ag, a64508, the_student_2, Kazemaru, River7. Hopefully I've added everyone
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I was interviewed in Jan by my POI mentioned in my application; haven't heard back since.

On similar note, how do you guys think about ACS at Cambridge vs ACS at Oxford? Can't find much abt the differences besides someone saying Cambridge is more research-oriented. Would like to increase my sample size and see if others know more.
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I was interviewed in Jan by my POI mentioned in my application; haven't heard back since.

On similar note, how do you guys think about ACS at Cambridge vs ACS at Oxford? Can't find much abt the differences besides someone saying Cambridge is more research-oriented. Would like to increase my sample size and see if others know more.
If you watch the Open Day presentation for Cambridge, they very much emphasise the "research-focused nature" of the course. Whereas, I understand that ACS at Oxford is intended for anybody who wants to learn advanced Computer Science.

How does this manifest itself within the course itself? Well, it appears that the "project" part of the Cambridge course has to be more research-focused. Moreover, the taught courses seem to be designed to take students to the "research frontier", to be aligned with the specific research interests of groups at Cambridge, to build up "research skills", and to get you acquainted with academics.

Having said that, maybe I'm just spreading Cambridge propaganda! I think an important caveat is that both courses are probably amazing regardless of if you want to go into industry or do a PhD. Also another caveat: this is based on a cursory read of the courses' handbooks.
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Hey @FabulousTrifle0 thanks for creating this thread! Will be so much easier for all of us now!
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(Original post by FabulousTrifle0)
I have no idea how to invite people to this thread. Hopefully, this will work: Sfaradi, yulisunny, EdwardJCornel, amy.stell5, ol0gos, utkarshsharma00, saint_faisyon, Shivam_Ag, a64508, the_student_2, Kazemaru, River7. Hopefully I've added everyone
Thank you for doing this mate
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(Original post by FabulousTrifle0)
I have no idea how to invite people to this thread. Hopefully, this will work: Sfaradi, yulisunny, EdwardJCornel, amy.stell5, ol0gos, utkarshsharma00, saint_faisyon, Shivam_Ag, a64508, the_student_2, Kazemaru, River7. Hopefully I've added everyone
Thanks for creating the thread

If anyone has any questions let me know - I've received my offer already.
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Thanks for creating the thread

If anyone has any questions let me know - I've received my offer already.
Hey that's fantastic - congratulations on your offer!

How long after your interview did you get your offer?
Did you apply for funding?
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Anyone here who applied in January but hasn't heard anything yet? (no interview) Someone posted about being waitlisted to be reviewed again in April rounds so perhaps those of us who applied after January will be put into that group.
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Hey that's fantastic - congratulations on your offer!

How long after your interview did you get your offer?
Did you apply for funding?
Thank you!

I had my interview in mid-November and received an offer in early January. So roughly 1.5 months after the interview.

Yes, I did apply for funding.
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Thank you!

I had my interview in mid-November and received an offer in early January. So roughly 1.5 months after the interview.

Yes, I did apply for funding.
Did they inform you via email about your offer? Or did your status changed slowly in the portal? (e.g. moved to PAO and then offer)

Btw, Thank you very much FabulousTrifle0 for creating this thread!
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Did they inform you via email about your offer? Or did your status changed slowly in the portal? (e.g. moved to PAO and then offer)

Btw, Thank you very much FabulousTrifle0 for creating this thread!
They sent me an email that I had received an offer. The status then changed from PAO/GAO to offer.
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Just received a rejection email from the department! All the best to the rest of you - hope you get in!
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Just received a rejection email from the department! All the best to the rest of you - hope you get in!
I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sure you will have a successful career wherever you end up!
When did you apply if you don't mind me asking, and did you have an interview? I don't have high hopes myself to be honest.

Best of luck to you in your other applications/plans!
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I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sure you will have a successful career wherever you end up!
When did you apply if you don't mind me asking, and did you have an interview? I don't have high hopes myself to be honest.

Best of luck to you in your other applications/plans!
I applied in December, had my interview in early Feb.

Cheers!
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Just received a rejection email from the department! All the best to the rest of you - hope you get in!
Sorry to hear this. Best of luck for the future!
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ol0gos River7

Is it possible that you two can share your interview experience? What kinds of interview questions you got?

Thanks
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I have no idea how to invite people to this thread. Hopefully, this will work: Sfaradi, yulisunny, EdwardJCornel, amy.stell5, ol0gos, utkarshsharma00, saint_faisyon, Shivam_Ag, a64508, the_student_2, Kazemaru, River7. Hopefully I've added everyone
Heya! Thanks for this thread! I'll let you guys know if I have any update
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I know theres no way to really know this, but because it says on the postgrad faq that the majority of offers are made in February and March I'm wondering; what percentage of offers for Mphil ACS do you guys think have already been made? I've literally had no response and want to manage my expectations.
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I know theres no way to really know this, but because it says on the postgrad faq that the majority of offers are made in February and March I'm wondering; what percentage of offers for Mphil ACS do you guys think have already been made? I've literally had no response and want to manage my expectations.
I think this is supposed to be the case, but it looks like there is some sort of delay with CS. They are also supposed to try to give decisions within 12 weeks, but it seems they've abandoned that. Offers given in the first round are likely to be few, since most people will not have applied early enough to qualify.

As for the current round, I think it's likely that no/very few offers have been given. Otherwise, we'd have heard more activity on this thread. For context, last year's acceptance rate is 35% with 284 total applications.
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