I already checked LSE website but couldn't find a precise answer to my interrogations. Fact is, I kind of struggle with the whole french-UK equivalency for grades and distinctions. It seems to change from one college to another, and my english teacher seemed to agree on that point too.
I hope I'm not bringing up an overly/frequently asked topic - I searched on google and on UCL/KCL/LSE websites', without finding a proper commonly-shared answer.
I'm 22, currently finishing my master degree in european affairs at Sciences Po Bordeaux with an overall grade of 14,64/20, which is a "Mention Bien" here. On a purely mathematical matter, it looks that is more than the 70% required to earn a 1:1, but I guess your system does not work that way, does it?
I guess it's no use to share the detailed transcript as it's so much different from yours.
I'd like to ask you the following questions:
a) Does my overall average give me a chance (for the DD LSE/Sciences Po or for the MSec in International Relations) ? I talked with my UK friends and it seems that 2:1 is pretty common. And a Mention Bien (14+) is perahps not a 2:1 equivalent (13+ ?) - I really don't know
b) Whenever they scan our applications, I believe they'll proceed to examine every different grades we have got since our bachelor or is there a hierarchy? (didn't search for that one online, I'm sorry)
c) I checked the english requirements. I had a 7- IELTS in 2012, before I spent a year in Norway. but I think I had a 6.0 in one subject - should I need to pass it again? Edit: the 6.0 was in the "writing section", which I can oppose a constant 16.38 at my last english exam (and 16.5 in class)
d) How much are external acamedic activities (associative works, participation in organizing events related to my field of studies) relevant to the examinators?
Hope I don't rack old mudd from the depths of this forum with my probably FAQ.
Have a nice day everyone! Thanks a lot
What are the downsides?