So I'm in a situation where I'm really hoping for a postgraduate course offer to study for a Masters in Economics this September. The credentials:
2.1 BA Hons - Economics and Japanese
Overall - 63%
Economics - 67.7% (68.5% is a first at Leeds)
Currently working for a Big 4 Firm.
I had quite strong mitigating circumstances throughout uni. I became disabled in first year and was constantly in and out of university for following 3 years.
Economics results were still good, but turned out to be a slight tragedy towards the end. I got my calculator taken off me by the invigilator for one of my exams, resulting in me not being able to answer a large section of the paper I studied for.
In addition, I got 5 marks taken off 2 pieces of written coursework. Leeds Business School made it so you there was no leighweigh with exceeding word limit. If you went 1 word over, you got 5 marks deducted. Only introduced in final year and not everyone was aware of it (happened to my friend too).
So question is how would I fair with getting a MSc offer?
I've applied to Bristol and considering applying to: Nottingham, Bath and maybe Durham in the event that Bristol don't offer me a place.
I know my overall grade isn't brilliant, but LSE told me that they would only look at my Economics module marks anyway.
How fierce is the competition for MSc Economics and other postgrad courses in the unis which I've mentioned above?
Any constructive comments would be appreciated! Cheers :-)
What should I do?