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anyone know how degree grades work? i.e. if i got 2.1 in a degree what would that mean
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anyone know how degree grades work? i.e. if i got 2.1 in a degree what would that mean
they go in order: 1st, 2:1, 2:2, 3rd, fail

You need at least a 2:1 to go straight into a masters. At good unis you can go straight into PhD with a first.

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isnt there a pass between 3rd and fail?
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Edit: There's no need to post the same thing in more than 1 subforum.
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This has been said before but a 2:1 is around 60%.

This varies but as a rough rule:

40% - 3rd
50% - 2:2
60% - 2:1
70% - 1st

Don't think its easy to get a 1st though because its not
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they go in order: 1st, 2:1, 2:2, 3rd, fail

You need at least a 2:1 to go straight into a masters. At good unis you can go straight into PhD with a first.

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You usually need a 2:2 to do a masters, but people do get onto masters courses with a 3rd.

You need a 2i to do a PhD, but again, it is possible with a 2.2

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This has been said before but a 2:1 is around 60%.

This varies but as a rough rule:

40% - 3rd
50% - 2:2
60% - 2:1
70% - 1st


Don't think its easy to get a 1st though because its not
I got 74% and a 2i. :mad:

Grades and grade systems are not uniform across all unis, not even across departments int he same uni!, but the above is a good indicator.
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You usually need a 2:2 to do a masters, but people do get onto masters courses with a 3rd.

You need a 2i to do a PhD, but again, it is possible with a 2.2

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Is it rare for people doing PhDs at Oxbridge to have 2:1s?
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Is it rare for people doing PhDs at Oxbridge to have 2:1s?
Nope - most of us had 2i's
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Effing eff monkies :mad:
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Effing eff monkies :mad:
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You usually need a 2:2 to do a masters, but people do get onto masters courses with a 3rd.

You need a 2i to do a PhD, but again, it is possible with a 2.2

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What do you think I would need to do a masters at a well respect top 25 university? Baring in mind my GCSEs are a little iffy, my A levels are good but the majority of it AVCEs.?
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What do you think I would need to do a masters at a well respect top 25 university? Baring in mind my GCSEs are a little iffy, my A levels are good but the majority of it AVCEs.?
Do you need funding?
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Nope - most of us had 2i's
Do A Level grades matter that much to them?

Sorry Fluffy, looks like everyone's plugging you for info today .
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Do you need funding?
Yes, thats the big dilema I have. I can't really afford it without funding, although my masters will only be a year as I won't be doing a conversation course.
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What do you think I would need to do a masters at a well respect top 25 university? Baring in mind my GCSEs are a little iffy, my A levels are good but the majority of it AVCEs.?
I had friends that did masters at Oxford. Most had fairly 'normal' (ie none Oxbridge level) qualifications.

I had two friends doing the same masters - epidemiology. One had crap GCSEs, OK A-levels and a 2i from Leeds. The other was a spod, yielding from St Catz.
Both got the same result at Masters level - a distinction.
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Do A Level grades matter that much to them?

Sorry Fluffy, looks like everyone's plugging you for info today .
I don't think so.

I have odd A-levle grades - ranging from A grade to D grades. I did have extenuating circumstances though, so I couldn't make comment at a personal level.

What I do think made me a good candidate was that I took a year out of my degree and organised my own industrial year (ie wasn't on a sandwich course). This gave me 13 months of lab work experience, as well as publications and conference presentation experience.

So I guess the old addage of 'work expereince/life expereicne' can make up for non-perfect qualifications is true in this instance.
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I had friends that did masters at Oxford. Most had fairly 'normal' (ie none Oxbridge level) qualifications.

I had two friends doing the same masters - epidemiology. One had crap GCSEs, OK A-levels and a 2i from Leeds. The other was a spod, yielding from St Catz.
Both got the same result at Masters level - a distinction.
So I should have a chance with
5 C's (not maths and english:mad:), 4 D's at GCSE
AVCE ICT Double Award (AB) and AS Business grade B

A good 2:1 in Multimedia and Internet Technology BSC at Salford

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So I should have a chance with
5 C's (not maths and english:mad:), 4 D's at GCSE
AVCE ICT Double Award (AB) and AS Business grade B

A good 2:1 in Multimedia and Internet Technology BSC at Salford

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Make yourself the ideal candidate. Get as much experience in the field you want to do a masters in as possible.

Practice your interview technique, etc.
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I don't think so.

I have odd A-levle grades - ranging from A grade to D grades. I did have extenuating circumstances though, so I couldn't make comment at a personal level.

What I do think made me a good candidate was that I took a year out of my degree and organised my own industrial year (ie wasn't on a sandwich course). This gave me 13 months of lab work experience, as well as publications and conference presentation experience.

So I guess the old addage of 'work expereince/life expereicne' can make up for non-perfect qualifications is true in this instance.
Cool, thanks.
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