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    I have a general degree from a good university (it's a lower degree than an honours and doesn't recieve a classification). I think I had the potential to do an honours but I had a mental illness and once that was diagnosed I had the option to retake the year, do an extra semester or do a general degree and I choose the general (would have taken the extra semester if I could turn back time!). I would now like to do a masters but I'm not sure if anyone will take me on with a general degree or if it would be worth it.

    Almost every Masters course you see will require 2:2 or better honours. A very scant few might accept a third with difficulty. Without even that, you won't be able to get onto any I imagine, unless you have some industry experience or something.

    Perhaps you could get credit transfer to an Open University bachelors, complete a year or two of study, then get an OU bachelors and then branch out to Masters study from there?

    The alternative and perhaps best solution would be to do a postgraduate diploma course, which is lower level than a Masters and such a course would probably be accepting of a basic Bachelors without honours. Generally many universities would allow you to progress onto the Masters course with sufficient marks from there. For this reason make sure you enroll on a course that allows this.
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