Do you think this sounds possible?

Could someone go from having an undergraduate BA degree in Languages 2 2 class from Lancaster and get on to a PhD course in pure mathematics at Cambridge university, one of the most elite universities in the world, simply by doing a conversion course?

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    I would say no chance. A PhD is research not a course or a program. They would require  an MSc  in Maths before they were even considered.


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  • 3 months ago

    It may be possible that someone "qualifies" in this manner for entry into the PhD program at Cambridge.

    However, the top mathematicians in the -world- will be their competition for the few seats at Cambridge. These applicants will have completed undergraduate theses (or possibly Master's-level theses) in pure mathematics, and might already have published. It's very unlikely that a conversion course would provide the same opportunities for independent mathematical work.

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    • Sam Spayed
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      Tavy: I was quoting directly from the Cambridge PhD in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics webpage. If you think Cambridge is wrong, then take up your argument with them. 

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