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    Hi,

    I'm a final year environmental science student from the National University of Ireland, Galway. I was wondering if you could give me advice in regard to the likelihood of be me being accepted into MSc in Biomedical Sciences Research at Bristol. The cut off is 2.2 but I have a non Biomedical degree and Mental has seriously effected illness has effected my studies


    I had been on course for a first in my degree but due to difficulties with mental illness my final mark has slipped probably to a 2.1 but possibly to a 2.2. I have good academic recommendations, proof of high academic ability up until the episode which caused me to miss a significant amount of time I needed for study. I also have medical records showing that I have sought treatment and am on the road to recovery.


    I had hoped to be accepted into this course after graduation but (due to financial issues) I would really appreciate an honest opinion if being accepted into the MSc in Biomedical Sciences Research is still a realistic possibility due to my non-Biomedical primary degree and now my less than hoped for final grade.

    Will they take into account that my illness effected my degree? I mean it's hard to prove and there's no guaranteethat I could have hung to a first

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated


    Thanks very much
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    Can't you email your course tutor? They are far more likely to be able to offer you advice than us.
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    (Original post by aidanmcgrath)
    Hi,

    I'm a final year environmental science student from the National University of Ireland, Galway. I was wondering if you could give me advice in regard to the likelihood of be me being accepted into MSc in Biomedical Sciences Research at Bristol. The cut off is 2.2 but I have a non Biomedical degree and Mental has seriously effected illness has effected my studies


    I had been on course for a first in my degree but due to difficulties with mental illness my final mark has slipped probably to a 2.1 but possibly to a 2.2. I have good academic recommendations, proof of high academic ability up until the episode which caused me to miss a significant amount of time I needed for study. I also have medical records showing that I have sought treatment and am on the road to recovery.


    I had hoped to be accepted into this course after graduation but (due to financial issues) I would really appreciate an honest opinion if being accepted into the MSc in Biomedical Sciences Research is still a realistic possibility due to my non-Biomedical primary degree and now my less than hoped for final grade.

    Will they take into account that my illness effected my degree? I mean it's hard to prove and there's no guaranteethat I could have hung to a first

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated


    Thanks very much
    Have you heard anything back from your university yet? My dissertation supervisor told me a letter can be written, but he was talking about second year results so Idk if it applies to third year results.
 
 
 
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