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I'm from France and next year I want to a master in journalism in the UK and then settle definitely in the UK. I'm about to apply to 5 unis and I wanted to know if its enough ? Because i m afraid That I wont be accepted anywhere and That I ll end up with nothing but on the other hand I dont want to apply somewhere I wouldnt consider living.
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If you meet the requirements and have the money for it, you'll get in to almost any uni for a masters.
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Each university will want two individually-written academic references, explaining why you are the right person for that university and course. You can apply for as many Masters degrees as you like, but you will be limited practically by how many references your referees are prepared to write. If you apply so many times that your referees get bored and start sending cut/paste references, they can start sounding lukewarm or non-committal which isn't what you want.

As long as you meet the entry requirements and have good references, you have as good a chance of getting in as other applicants. Only ever apply for courses you want to do. A Masters course is a full-on academic year and it would be awful to be stuck on a course you weren't that keen on.
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Each university will want two individually-written academic references, explaining why you are the right person for that university and course. You can apply for as many Masters degrees as you like, but you will be limited practically by how many references your referees are prepared to write. If you apply so many times that your referees get bored and start sending cut/paste references, they can start sounding lukewarm or non-committal which isn't what you want.

As long as you meet the entry requirements and have good references, you have as good a chance of getting in as other applicants. Only ever apply for courses you want to do. A Masters course is a full-on academic year and it would be awful to be stuck on a course you weren't that keen on.
my professors are going to write me Just one general letter(i want to apply to different kind of journalism masters so they ll Just put journalism in their letter) Because in France most masters dont need to be applied to You Just get in with a degree so professors arent used to write many reference letter so they wont accept to write more than one generic one That I'll send in my application. Oh and some unis requested 2.1 and I emailed them saying That as the system is not the same in France I would probably get a 2.2 , they said I coule still apply if I had strong references and a good personal statement. Do You think these unis actually would consider me or they Just Say That so more people apply to their course ? Oh by the way sorry about my weird typing i'm on my phone
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my professors are going to write me Just one general letter(i want to apply to different kind of journalism masters so they ll Just put journalism in their letter) Because in France most masters dont need to be applied to You Just get in with a degree so professors arent used to write many reference letter so they wont accept to write more than one generic one That I'll send in my application. Oh and some unis requested 2.1 and I emailed them saying That as the system is not the same in France I would probably get a 2.2 , they said I coule still apply if I had strong references and a good personal statement. Do You think these unis actually would consider me or they Just Say That so more people apply to their course ? Oh by the way sorry about my weird typing i'm on my phone
I would apply anyway, as long as you're really keen on those courses. It has to be worth trying.

It's a shame that the postgrad reference system in France doesn't match the UK. Also a shame that your referees won't be flexible and do what's necessary to give you the best chance of acceptance. However, you won't be the first French applicant any uni has seen, so they should be aware of the limitations imposed on you by the French academic reference system.

Good luck!
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Do you already have your degree result? If you are not waiting for results you could apply for your favourite five, and then see how you get on. If you don't get accepted at any then try another batch and so on.


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Do you already have your degree result? If you are not waiting for results you could apply for your favourite five, and then see how you get on. If you don't get accepted at any then try another batch and so on.


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That would be a good idea but Im a 3rd yeat student right now, so I dont have my results yet. But i ve thought about it and I think I m only going to apply to the 4 unis unis ive seen (i was in the uk last week to visit unis) because i dont want to end up somewhere i wont like
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I'm also from France but I'm not applying to journalism. Thought we could give each other some advise if you're ok with that
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There's no way of knowing whether 'five' is enough. It depends on which universities you have applied to, and your background. I applied to five myself and that was clearly more than enough as two of them set their requirements at a 2:2.
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