My chances of getting into Oxford! Watch
I will try to keep it simple. Modern South Asian studies; places available 8 with 14 applicants applying each year. Requirement according to Oxford Uni is predicted first or Upper Second (ie top third). Now let's move on to where do I stand. I am in my final year with an average of 66 in IR; enormous chances of pulling it to first, but will they ( academics in Oxford) select me. I have nice personal statement and I am also trying to convince my adviser to predict me First, which will be difficult but not impossible. share your thoughts and please be bold and strict.
I will only be applying to Oxford for Masters.
Almost everyone applying will be predicted a good First.
Regarding academic requirements specifically: Being 'just' a master's doesn't mean that everybody going into it is going to have weak(er) qualifications. In my taught master's course at Oxford, at least 5% of my coursemates has already got a PhD, and at least 24% of them with a master's degree already (even one from Cambridge). One of them, as far as I know, has been teaching at Oxford; and one of the course's lecturers also told me that in the past there was a professor enrolling into the course.