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    Hi guys. The situation is that i've got all of my offers back. MMU and BCU are my best offers in terms of university rankings...Manchester met being the higher one in the table. The offer is for psychology with a foundation year, which I am willing to take so i can get in on the course as its the best university out of all the ones i applied to, however Birmingham city university has higher UCAS points requirements ...I just wanted to ask, why is this the case?
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    I checked both uni websites, and for mmu, it's a foundation year, and bcu is just a honours degree. BCU's is higher because it doesn't have a foundation year. foundation year courses always have less ucas points entry. I don't know if your saying the bcu course also has a foundation year, because I cant see it on their website, just a normal BSc degree.
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    (Original post by InfiniteWisdom)
    I checked both uni websites, and for mmu, it's a foundation year, and bcu is just a honours degree. BCU's is higher because it doesn't have a foundation year. foundation year courses always have less ucas points entry. I don't know if your saying the bcu course also has a foundation year, because I cant see it on their website, just a normal BSc degree.
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    I know that but the psychology bsc at bcu requires 280 ucas points, whereas the mmu bsc without foundation year requires 260....I guess i'm just curious to know why this is when mmu is higher in the psychology league tables compared to bcu
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    Maybe MMU needs to attract more students to that course in order to make sure it's full. They tweak requirements year on year. Courses with a lot of applications can be more selective and have higher entry requirements.

    Just because MMU is higher on the league tables than BCU, doesn't mean that the course was as full as the bean counters would have liked last year.
 
 
 
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