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In some other questions, it has been noted that for certain programs at Cambridge, such as Part III of the Mathematical Tripos, one will not have had sufficient faculty contact to obtain strong recommendation letters. Additionally, no courses will show up on your transcripts until the end-of-year examinations (is what I have gathered from the answers to the above questions).

Thus, I imagine attending Part III may not significantly strengthen an application. Does attending Part III, such as on a Churchill Scholarship, carry significantly more weight to a graduate admissions committee?

  • I've done an Oxford MSc myself (Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science), so I don't have first-hand experience with Cambridge. But I've had lots of friends who did Part III. It is one of the best MSc's you can do, so I wouldn't worry too much. Plus, you'll get the chance to interact considerably with a supervisor when you get to write your essay. – the_fox Feb 16 '17 at 9:38
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    From the response above: "Plus, you'll get the chance to interact considerably with a supervisor when you get to write your essay." I don't think this is particularly true. I think you interact with them about 4-6 times. – T K Feb 16 '17 at 15:16
  • My question isn't really about how the program is, but about how much weight is given to scholarships such as the Churchill. – Jeff Evans Feb 24 '17 at 19:05

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