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Cambridge MPhil Real Estate Finance 2022-2023

I thought it would be helpful for applicants to share their background and the progress of their MPhil application. Below suggested format:
Degree:
Work Experience:
Date Submitted:
Date of acceptance/rejection:
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Reply 1
Hi all,I submitted my application in the end of October. Background: Last year student Bsc Finance, Bayes business school, average grade of 74%.Work experience: internship in corporate banking, internship in the ministry of finance of Georgia.
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Original post by Goga1234
Hi all,I submitted my application in the end of October. Background: Last year student Bsc Finance, Bayes business school, average grade of 74%.Work experience: internship in corporate banking, internship in the ministry of finance of Georgia.

Good luck!

I applied during the beginning of November with an engineering and building management educational background (1st-Class) . I have few years of consulting work experience.
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Hi all! Applied December 1st, moved to under review by department the following day.

Academic background: First class Russell Group economics graduate and second highest overall performer on the programme. Highest performer on three modules.
Work experience: Internships in real estate (2x), big 4 transactions advisory and equity research. Also recently started at one of the big three real estate consultancies/brokerages as a research analyst in London.

Best of luck to everyone!
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Original post by RealAnalyst
Hi all! Applied December 1st, moved to under review by department the following day.

Academic background: First class Russell Group economics graduate and second highest overall performer on the programme. Highest performer on three modules.
Work experience: Internships in real estate (2x), big 4 transactions advisory and equity research. Also recently started at one of the big three real estate consultancies (JLL/Cushman/CBRE) as a research analyst in London.

Best of luck to everyone!

hi have you received any status update yet?
Original post by Meghanlaulau
hi have you received any status update yet?

Hey, not yet - still under review by department. What about you?
I applied on the 20th of Dec, and it's not under review yet - i guess it's because of the Christmas break.

Background: UCL BSc Economics and Geography (Specialise in Economics & Geographic Data Science); Weighted average 73 (top 20% in both dept); had experience in quantitative research and programming; UCL Academic Representative; UCL Transition mentor; UCL School of Management Research Assistant; wealth management w/ a Real Estate project; Investment Banking PTA; 2 LSE Summer Schools (Finance & Econometrics).

I previously got waitlisted by MPhil Technology Policy... I heard REF is even harder to get in :s-smilie:
Reply 7
Hi all,

Below are my details:

Date Submitted: 21/11/2021

Work Experience: Big4 Real Estate internship; Few years of consulting experience

Education: High 2.1 in Economics for a top tier UK university.



All the best :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
I applied on the 20th of Dec, and it's not under review yet - i guess it's because of the Christmas break.

Background: UCL BSc Economics and Geography (Specialise in Economics & Geographic Data Science); Weighted average 73 (top 20% in both dept); had experience in quantitative research and programming; UCL Academic Representative; UCL Transition mentor; UCL School of Management Research Assistant; wealth management w/ a Real Estate project; Investment Banking PTA; 2 LSE Summer Schools (Finance & Econometrics).

I previously got waitlisted by MPhil Technology Policy... I heard REF is even harder to get in :s-smilie:

Hey did you get waitlisted for MPhil TP this year ? When did you apply if i may ask?
Did anyone submit a research proposal?
Original post by Anonymous
Did anyone submit a research proposal?

Yes! I submitted a research proposal but it sounds like many applicants from previous cycles didn’t submit one.
I applied in mid-nov, interviewed on 1 Dec, and got waitlisted the following week :/
Original post by Anonymous
Hey did you get waitlisted for MPhil TP this year ? When did you apply if i may ask?
Original post by Anonymous
I applied in mid-nov, interviewed on 1 Dec, and got waitlisted the following week :/

I see! I had an interview for TP the same week as you and received a conditional offer couple of weeks back. REF does look much more competitive with double the applicants, but you have a strong relevant background - i wish you all the best in both your applications :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
I applied in mid-nov, interviewed on 1 Dec, and got waitlisted the following week :/


Do they do interview for the MPhil Real Estate Finance? Didn´t know
Original post by student3322
Do they do interview for the MPhil Real Estate Finance? Didn´t know

Nah, don't think that they do interviews for REF. He was referring to MPhil in Technology Policy
Has anyone got a reply yet?
Original post by Anonymous
Has anyone got a reply yet?

Nope.. Applied a week before Christmas, my application is not even under review :redface:
Reply 17
Hi all,

I would very like to put an application for the MPHIL REF programme.

I am a final year Accounting student at a Russell Group University. My second year average is 69.6%, I am on track to hopefully graduate with a first.

I have worked for an SME property company, have work experience in venture capital and have done some volunteering.

Do I stand a chance in receiving an offer?
& Any personal statement tips will be much appreciated :smile:
Hi all, just an update that my status changed to waiting approval by PAO. Does anyone know what this means?
Reply 19
Original post by RealAnalyst
Hi all, just an update that my status changed to waiting approval by PAO. Does anyone know what this means?

Hi, when did your status change from submitted to under review by the department? I submitted on 12.20 but it is still not being moved to under review by department?

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