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    (Original post by Azer)
    Money is not a problem for me, and I hope not for my college either (it is a rich one). Is it possible to do a master's degree in a subject, having studied it for only two years?
    I don't want to do a dual course, I want to do two full courses, basically :P.
    Thanks.
    Well you can't. You can only do this:

    1: Start Philosophy. Do it for two years. In lent year 2 suddenly have a major crisis and go 'Oh no! I hate my course! Woe is me! Let me change please!' - but convincingly, otherwise they won't let you change.
    2: Move to Law. Do the last two years of it. Or one year or whatever. Graduate with a degree in law.

    You can't have both unless you simply do two full degrees one after the other.
    Fact.
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    I ahve never understood that smiley.
    It conjures up a sense of striving for something, or to get out of something, and then giving up in gloom and despondency :p:

    Sleep well.
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    Thank you :o:

    I always just thought it was someone stuck in an egg :o:
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Lol. I guess I'm just blowing it out of proportion a bit if its 'perfectly fine' from their perspective. I just feel as though I'm giving them the impression that I'm messing them around either way :hmpf:
    Well not really, just either make it clear that she changed her mind (and if he said he'd supervise you if nobody else could, then he is expecting to be at the back of the queue anyway) or hint that she responded too late and you're already on your way. Remember, you're fretting about it because the choice of supervisor is really important to you. To them, at this stage, it's mainly a timetabling and workload issue (particularly at this stage of term) and lots of things get rearranged.
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    (Original post by Llamaaa)
    where can one buy a tape measure in this town? tape measure as in the floppy, roll into a spiral kind, not the stiff metal kind I just can't think where there might be one.
    Sainsbury's definitely do, but if they've sold out (unlikely) try Sew Creative on King St.

    Edit: Bah, I'm late. :p:
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    (Original post by fumblewomble)
    Well not really, just either make it clear that she changed her mind (and if he said he'd supervise you if nobody else could, then he is expecting to be at the back of the queue anyway) or hint that she responded too late and you're already on your way. Remember, you're fretting about it because the choice of supervisor is really important to you. To them, at this stage, it's mainly a timetabling and workload issue (particularly at this stage of term) and lots of things get rearranged.
    Cheers!

    *bites the bullet and writes email* :stupido:
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Cheers!

    *bites the bullet and writes email* :stupido:
    So don't keep us in suspense - who won supervision rights?
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    (Original post by fumblewomble)
    So don't keep us in suspense - who won supervision rights?
    Lol - the course director rather than the specialist. She's very good, but she makes me nervous and seems less easygoing :o:

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    How about

    Dear X,

    Thank you very much for offering to supervise me. Unfortunately I have now arranged supervisions with another member of the department so will not be needing your help after all. Sorry for the confusion!

    Best wishes,

    Y

    Short and sweet.
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    (Original post by Azer)
    Alright, thanks. But my transcript would show two years of philosophy? And I could still say "I studied Law and Philosophy at Cambridge".
    What if I took my finals in Law, then did part II philosophy after? Two B.A.s?

    Sorry for all the questions, thanks for the answer.
    Actually your degree is in neither. You just a 'degree from the university of Cambridge.' However convention suggests that it is usually what you take part II exams for. Your transcript will have the lot listed. It lists your overall class and individual module classes.

    You cannot do two BAs, it just doesn't work like that. If you want to switch to Law just ask, I did and they said ok if I got a 2:i. But I loved my subject too much and decided I didn't want to change (and as I ended up getting a 2:ii that's probably a good thing!)

    You may be limited in what is available to you as a postgrad, depending which subject you are interested in. You'd be OK for Law providing you have done the right modules and to make it a qualifying degree and some philosophy courses. Some courses may not like the fact you haven't studied philosophy to a higher level.

    To be honest, unless you hate your subject you might as well do your degree in Philosophy and get a training contract with a law firm.
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    (Original post by FadedJade)
    Actually your degree is in neither. You just a 'degree from the university of Cambridge.' However convention suggests that it is usually what you take part II exams for. Your transcript will have the lot listed. It lists your overall class and individual module classes.

    You cannot do two BAs, it just doesn't work like that. If you want to switch to Law just ask, I did and they said ok if I got a 2:i. But I loved my subject too much and decided I didn't want to change (and as I ended up getting a 2:ii that's probably a good thing!)

    You may be limited in what is available to you as a postgrad, depending which subject you are interested in. You'd be OK for Law providing you have done the right modules and to make it a qualifying degree and some philosophy courses. Some courses may not like the fact you haven't studied philosophy to a higher level.

    To be honest, unless you hate your subject you might as well do your degree in Philosophy and get a training contract with a law firm.
    Thanks for your thorough answer! The reason why doing Law seems so attractive is that I would be doing it anyway at the military college in Denmark (I'll be doing my compulsory service at the officer school) and I could get credit for the majority of the two years. That way I'd spend roughly the same amount of time in school and leave with an 'extra' degree. In Denmark there are no conversion courses, so I do have to study law eventually.

    So there is still the possibility of doing a master's degree in philosophy, despite having done just two years, if I had a very high grade?
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Sent!

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    You won't leave with an extra degree, it doesn't work like that. No matter how you try and play the system, you will NOT end up with two degrees.

    I can't comment on Philosophy masters and who they might accept, but they are becoming increasingly competitive for those who have done complete Philosophy degrees. You wouldn't be able to go to one of the top departments though that's for sure, as they wouldn't believe you were committed to the subject, now would you have sufficient content. (Obviously that supposition but its certainly how it looks to me!) Its not so much the fact you'd have done two years, but that they were the first, and therefore easiest two years, part II philosophy is a step up. In some ways, quite a big step.
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    (Original post by thegluups)

    smilepea, honestly, dont worry about degrading if thats your problem, you're much better enjoying your course, and just missing out on a couple of months of student decay... and, even if you're degrading, you can still play for CUWRF...

    for some weird reason... they didn't want me to change from law to compsci..:rolleyes:

    btw, which position do you play?
    It's just hard ...

    I'm a prop, I saw you at lunch today ... I was with Aneesha You don't know what I look like but I was the one in the purple coat. I won't be at training ... I can't cope with it atm

    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Why does the idea of degrading make you feel ill? Does it make you feel like a failure, or are you just really not keen to leave your college? Perhaps you could degrade but live and work in Cambridge and still take part in all of your social stuff? Just remember that its only Lent that you'd really be sacrificing. In Easter everything goes underground!
    It's the admitting that I made a mistake, that I should have thought about everything more carefully, and the whole failure thing to. Added to the fact that the friends I have here are the best I've ever had, I don't think that if I left and came back I would ever feel like I properly belonged again ... which I don't think would happen if I toughed out the rest of the year and then swapped (well certainly not to the same extent)


    also I went shopping today to try and take my mind off life, and got some purple boots and the waterproofing spray I've sprayed them with smells like pear drops

    Oh I cried much less today (although I think I was in tears for at least 6hrs yesterday so it's hardly surprising) but in a better verity of places, my lectures, town, almost in hall, in the undercroft, my DoS' room and my room of course, so I'm doing well
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    (Original post by Azer)
    Quick question:
    If you do combine your degree with another subject, i.e. doing Part I in one subject and Part II in another, what would your degree say? I'm thinking of doing two years of philosophy and then two years of law (the two years of law would constitute a full degree, apparently). What would my degree be in? Law, Law and Philosophy, Philosophy?
    Well, this is what I'm doing (part 1a natsci and part II linguistics), and my DoS tells me for the purposes of CVs and so on I can pretty much make up the title of my degree, so I'll probably put "BA Linguistics with Natural Sciences." Of course I can then list each year if I wish.
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    (Original post by smilepea)
    It's just hard ...

    It's the admitting that I made a mistake, that I should have thought about everything more carefully, and the whole failure thing to. Added to the fact that the friends I have here are the best I've ever had, I don't think that if I left and came back I would ever feel like I properly belonged again ... which I don't think would happen if I toughed out the rest of the year and then swapped (well certainly not to the same extent)
    What course are you thinking of swapping to, out of interest? And it's not failing. Maybe you rushed into a decision and it was the wrong one, and now you know it isn't for you.
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    What course are you thinking of swapping to, out of interest? And it's hardly failing. Removing yourself from a race because you feel a heart attack coming on isn't the same as removing yourself because you feel as if you'll come last.
    Engineering. I think it would suit my way of thinking a lot better, I seem to lack the imaginative streak that it seems the pure needs. I just don't want to leave. :cry:

    I don't think I rushed my decision, I just don't think I considered everything properly, I was blinkered.
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    (Original post by Christ's formal menu)
    Roast Chicken (Halal) with a Chipolata
    Surely anyone eating chipolatas is unlikely to be concerned with the halality of the chicken?
 
 
 
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