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?
- TavyLv 72 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.
- Sam SpayedLv 72 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.