Yeah fair enough response, given the way I worded the post. (By the way, I actually agree with you that - "my course is harder than yours" stuff is a little ridiculous). What I was actually trying to gauge is the difficulty and workload of the MPhil. I think there is some validity is discussing the CASM vs. the MPhil since I'm sure a lot of statistics leaning mathematicians, applying to Cambridge, are going to apply to both. Don't you think these people might want to know what they might be getting themselves into or, if they are lucky, choosing between?