D.Phil. at Oxford vs MASt at Cambridge for Theoretical Physics

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Is it beneficial to apply to D.Phil. in Theoretical Physics at Oxford or apply to MASt in Applied Mathematics at Cambridge. Then ace the examinations later and get a Ph.D. offer at DAMTP, Cambridge.

I am asking this because Oxford University allows doing D.Phil. without doing a Masters' course again, as I will already have a Master's degree. They will just let you do the required classes in the first year, which looks good to me.

Whereas in Cambridge I have to study all those courses for 9 months and appear for exams. I should ace them in order to get into the Ph.D. program in DAMTP.

Any suggestions and has anyone ever been in this position. What did you do?
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Is it beneficial to apply to D.Phil. in Theoretical Physics at Oxford or apply to MASt in Applied Mathematics at Cambridge. Then ace the examinations later and get a Ph.D. offer at DAMTP, Cambridge.

I am asking this because Oxford University allows doing D.Phil. without doing a Masters' course again, as I will already have a Master's degree. They will just let you do the required classes in the first year, which looks good to me.

Whereas in Cambridge I have to study all those courses for 9 months and appear for exams. I should ace them in order to get into the Ph.D. program in DAMTP.

Any suggestions and has anyone ever been in this position. What did you do?
Apply for both, then you choose the one you prefer. Remember that you could get in and not get funding. Don't block yourself. Also apply to other universities to spread your risk. Good luck
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Apply for both, then you choose the one you prefer. Remember that you could get in and not get funding. Don't block yourself. Also apply to other universities to spread your risk. Good luck
I can apply to both. But that's not the point. I want to know which is better suited.
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I can apply to both. But that's not the point. I want to know which is better suited.
I would suggest that you go for the DPhil at Oxford, if you get in. However, if it is DPhil at Oxford vs PhD at Cambridge, I would suggest Cambridge.
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I can apply to both. But that's not the point. I want to know which is better suited.
You can post here:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...0#post95167694

The above is the Cambridge Postgrad Community.
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