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    I'm currently applying for 1 year postgraduate courses in Theoretical Physics at the following universities in the UK:

    Durham - Physics Department

    Imperial College London - Physics Department

    Kings College London - Maths Department

    The aim is to hopefully go on to a PhD after one of these courses.

    I was wondering if anyone had any advice on choosing?

    Like, which would be most useful on my CV for applying for PhD's? and which is considered the best place to learn?

    University league tables aren't particularly useful in determining which is the best institution.

    Any opinions from those in the know would be appreciated.



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    As of September, I'll be studying geology with geophysics at Durham university. I'm going to an open day on the 24th, so if you remind me after then I'll tell you whatever I find out about the physics department there, but so far I've heard only good things about science at Durham.


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    alot of the IB student at my high school, who graduates and applies for the field of science usually or almost 60% of them choose Imperial college of London. the remaining 40% is applied to none of the other universities you have mentioned on your list. i am going for IB this June, im sure i can find more about Imperial college of London, as i am also very interested to go to that university as one of my choices.
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    Had a chat with the prof today (he's worked at imperial and kings). He says to go to durham over kings.

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    I'm accepted for Durham! Woop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sox
    I'm accepted for Durham! Woop!
    Congrats!

    See you in September then! :P
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    I dunno... your a geophysicist...

    I'm pure! :P

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    I'm also an undergraduate, but still... :P
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    So, how are you finding Durham?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drowsy turtle
    So, how are you finding Durham?
    He got of the train and there it was.
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    Durham = Dissapointment in a few important ways.

    1) The course is more an intense crash course than a comprehensive education.

    2) Durham is tiny and feels like a prison.

    3) Alot of the students are pretty up their own arse.

    Strathclyde > Durham.

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