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    so baaically i was wondering if it is possible to go to a better postgraduate like exeter brimingham durham ucl warwick etc with a 2:1 (62% which is a low 2:1) in psychology from covemtry uni. anyone here went from average uni to a better uni for postgrad?
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    With just a low 2:1 you can forget about getting on to a postgrad course at all, let alone one at a high ranking university.
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    (Original post by stevey396)
    With just a low 2:1 you can forget about getting on to a postgrad course at all, let alone one at a high ranking university.
    A lot of post graduate courses have a 2:1 as entry criteria....I'm sure if you have a good personal statement and references you can make this achievable.
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    (Original post by stevey396)
    With just a low 2:1 you can forget about getting on to a postgrad course at all, let alone one at a high ranking university.
    Thats ********.

    The only university that I would forget about is Oxbridge or Imperial.

    Almost all unis apart from the 3 above want a 2:1, in fact, I will most likely be going to Warwick or Loughborough from Coventry with 65% in Mech Eng. Both of which are considered top 5 in the UK in Engineering.
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    I did Mech Eng at Coventry this year and will get 65-67%.

    I will either go to Warwick or Lougborough for Msc, havent decided yet but certainly can. Just make sure you apply in time with references that will support you.
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    (Original post by Dmar167)
    A lot of post graduate courses have a 2:1 as entry criteria....I'm sure if you have a good personal statement and references you can make this achievable.
    Yes I know, but it's not like undergrad where you're guaranteed an offer if you have the grades (excluding Oxbridge). The majority of applicants are likely to have either a 1st or a high 2:1, which puts someone with a low 2:1 at a big disadvantage, particularly if they're coming from somewhere sh*t like Coventry.

    OP - you'd better have a lot of work experience and faultless references or it's highly unlikely you will stand a chance.
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    You won't get in for psychology at those but any self-funding dipstick can get onto 'a masters'. Half the Chinese kids can barely order breakfast in the refectory.
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    (Original post by stevey396)
    With just a low 2:1 you can forget about getting on to a postgrad course at all, let alone one at a high ranking university.
    Wrong.

    I got onto a few courses with a 2.2 in psychology
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    Outside of TSR and a tiny number of industries (primarily law and finance) no-one knows or cares about university rankings, and they mean nothing in the real world.

    If you get the grades required and can put a decent application together you'll have a chance wherever you apply.
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    Good news, I got an offer from Exeter and Birmingham for their msc programme. so happy.
    2:1 rules
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    I went to University of Derby, got a 2:1. Received offers for all the postgrads I applied for, but chose to accept University of Exeter. Congrats to you, by the way
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    (Original post by stevey396)
    With just a low 2:1 you can forget about getting on to a postgrad course at all, let alone one at a high ranking university.
    This is b.s.

    I got accepted in RHUL and Leeds (with scholarship too) with my 2.1

    Congrats OP

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