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    Is it possible to quit MSc and apply for a PHD with BSC grades?
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    Depends on your BSc grades, undergrad instutition, reason why you are quitting, and a bunch of other things

    You'd better have a good story why youre dropping out after (presumably) paying £5-9k in fees and missing out on the MSc project, which is the main part of the degree. If you have personal problems then you might get away with it, but "it was too hard" isnt likely to cut it. You could possibly just leave it off your CV, depending on circumstances

    Also, its "PhD" or (informally) "phd".
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    It is possible, but not advisable.

    Candidates with exceptional bachelors will be considered for PhD posts, but they will generally have to shine at interview.

    It will also depend massively on your reasons for leaving. Expect this to feature heavily in your interview if you reach that stage of the process.

    Out of interest, why are you considering leaving your MSc?

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