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    Say I apply for Physics, and put Materials Science as a second choice. Would I have a smaller chance of getting into MS than if it were my first choice? Do the MS interviewers know that Physics is my first choice?

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    (Original post by R. Senate)
    Say I apply for Physics, and put Materials Science as a second choice. Would I have a smaller chance of getting into MS than if it were my first choice? Do the MS interviewers know that Physics is my first choice?

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    You can only put one course down from either Oxford or Cambridge anyway, unless it's for postgrad. However, for different universities they don't see the order you put (it's basically alphabetical, there is no "order" as such) and they don't even see where else you applied. They may be able to infer from the focus of your personal statement that you have applied to a different subject, but since physics and material science is fairly closely related it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
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    You can only put one course down from either Oxford or Cambridge anyway, unless it's for postgrad. However, for different universities they don't see the order you put (it's basically alphabetical, there is no "order" as such) and they don't even see where else you applied. They may be able to infer from the focus of your personal statement that you have applied to a different subject, but since physics and material science is fairly closely related it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
    If you apply for Physics at Oxford they allow you to put down Materials Science as a second choice.
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    (Original post by R. Senate)
    If you apply for Physics at Oxford they allow you to put down Materials Science as a second choice.
    Learn something new everyday, I stand corrected. I did Physics at Oxford and I didn't know you could do that. It sounds to me like a fairly open thing, so i guess they would know. I don't think you'd be judged for it, otherwise there would be no point offering it as an option. It's the same as people being re-assigned to different colleges, they don't care whether you chose that college as your first choice or not, they just want the best applicants they can get.
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    Learn something new everyday, I stand corrected. I did Physics at Oxford and I didn't know you could do that. It sounds to me like a fairly open thing, so i guess they would know. I don't think you'd be judged for it, otherwise there would be no point offering it as an option. It's the same as people being re-assigned to different colleges, they don't care whether you chose that college as your first choice or not, they just want the best applicants they can get.
    Ok, thanks.
 
 
 

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