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Postgrad admissions leniency (MPH) watch

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    Hey, I have a question about postgrad entry, specifically for the Master of Public Health MPH.

    Obviously the entry requirement is a 2:1, but I was wondering if there is much leniency with getting a 2:2.

    I would like to apply to Edinburgh's MPH, but it's looking like I will graduate with a 2:2 (Biological Sciences from Lancaster Uni), and I was just trying to gauge whether it would actually be worth my time to apply.

    Thanks!
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    Email them and ask but without a good reason for your 2.2 or extenuating circumstances I don't think it looks good.
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    (Original post by Dan!)
    Hey, I have a question about postgrad entry, specifically for the Master of Public Health MPH.

    Obviously the entry requirement is a 2:1, but I was wondering if there is much leniency with getting a 2:2.

    I would like to apply to Edinburgh's MPH, but it's looking like I will graduate with a 2:2 (Biological Sciences from Lancaster Uni), and I was just trying to gauge whether it would actually be worth my time to apply.

    Thanks!
    When trying to work out whether there will be any leniency, you need to consider the following:

    1. does the University itself have a minimum requirement for graduates? if the main graduate admissions page specifies 1st or 2.1, then your application is less likely to succeed.
    2. on the course pages, look carefully at the wording. If it says something like 'we would normally expect applicants to hold a minimum of 2.1' that's a getout to show that, under exceptional circumstances, people with 2.2s could be admitted/have been admitted in the past. It shows that the university minimum can be waived - but not as a matter of routine, only for some cases.
    3. look for any mention of alternative desirable skills on the course page - that's an indication that they are prepared to accept people with 2.2s if, for example, they have significant professional experience.


    To be honest, though, as a new graduate, you're not starting from a position of strength. As alleycat says, you need to ask - email Edinburgh describing your strengths (any professional experience, good grades in any area that matches the MPH well, anything else you can think of ) and see what they say.
 
 
 
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