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    Hi guys,

    Im currently looking at universities to apply to and im unsure whether ucl or bristol would be better. I was on uni stats looking at the differences between the courses and i found a stat which showed the percentage of each degree class. Most red brick unis are around 35% for the amount of firsts achieved however bristol's is 10% and 60% of people come out with a 2,2. Is this information accurate? Its seriously putting me off bristol which is a shame because it looks like an amazing course.
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    (Original post by Synikk)
    Hi guys,

    Im currently looking at universities to apply to and im unsure whether ucl or bristol would be better. I was on uni stats looking at the differences between the courses and i found a stat which showed the percentage of each degree class. Most red brick unis are around 35% for the amount of firsts achieved however bristol's is 10% and 60% of people come out with a 2,2. Is this information accurate? Its seriously putting me off bristol which is a shame because it looks like an amazing course.
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    I assume you are looking at the BSc in Computer Science? I think you need to balance this with Bristol's MEng in the same subject. This is a four-year integrated, undergraduate degree in which 35% get Firsts and 60% 2.1s - the first three years appear to be identical with the BSc:

    http://unistats.co.uk/subjects/study...eturnTo/Search

    When a university offers two courses like this, it is common for good BSc students to transfer 'upwards' to the MEng, and poor MEng students to be pushed 'downwards' to the BSc. This therefore skews the statistics.
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    I assume you are looking at the BSc in Computer Science? I think you need to balance this with Bristol's MEng in the same subject. This is a four-year integrated, undergraduate degree in which 35% get Firsts and 60% 2.1s - the first three years appear to be identical with the BSc:

    http://unistats.co.uk/subjects/study...eturnTo/Search

    When a university offers two courses like this, it is common for good BSc students to transfer 'upwards' to the MEng, and poor MEng students to be pushed 'downwards' to the BSc. This therefore skews the statistics.
    Even so 35% seems low for MEng degrees. Unis like WW have 35 ish for Bsci then 45-50 for meng.
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    (Original post by Rabadon)
    Even so 35% seems low for MEng degrees. Unis like WW have 35 ish for Bsci then 45-50 for meng.
    Just depends on the uni tbh, the marking isn't uniform across all universities so comparing Bristol to Warwick isn't very useful in this manner.

    Honestly, hard work and preparation will almost always triumph - all this 'risk mitigation' helps no one.

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