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    Hi,

    I'm applying for a Masters degree and I'm wondering whether a university can see what course and university I applied for via UCAS for my undergraduate degree?

    Thanks guys!
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    I doubt it. The systems are different though they may have you on file if you went there.
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    Normally they'd ask anyway?

    Doesn't matter for me as I went to the same Univeristy for both my Masters and my undergrad
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    Do you mean all the unis you applied for (including those rejected/declined) at undergrad? Almost certainly not. Have you got a particular concern about them knowing?
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Do you mean all the unis you applied for (including those rejected/declined) at undergrad? Almost certainly not. Have you got a particular concern about them knowing?
    I think at the interview they'll ask why I want to study that course instead of what I did at undergraduate. Initially, I had wanted to study the course course that I'm applying for now at undergraduate level but I didn't think I'd get in. So I applied for a similar course but missed out on the grades so thought i'd do the current course and take the long route into the master's course - man that sounds cryptic. Does it make sense?

    I'm wondering if they'd find out that I applied for a different (similar) course instead of the one that I'm applying for now?

    Thanks again
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    (Original post by MrBean1994)
    I think at the interview they'll ask why I want to study that course instead of what I did at undergraduate. Initially, I had wanted to study the course course that I'm applying for now at undergraduate level but I didn't think I'd get in. So I applied for a similar course but missed out on the grades so thought i'd do the current course and take the long route into the master's course - man that sounds cryptic. Does it make sense?

    I'm wondering if they'd find out that I applied for a different (similar) course instead of the one that I'm applying for now?

    Thanks again
    No they wouldn't. THere's no mechanism for them to do that and they wouldn't bother anyway.
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    (Original post by MrBean1994)
    I think at the interview they'll ask why I want to study that course instead of what I did at undergraduate. Initially, I had wanted to study the course course that I'm applying for now at undergraduate level but I didn't think I'd get in. So I applied for a similar course but missed out on the grades so thought i'd do the current course and take the long route into the master's course - man that sounds cryptic. Does it make sense?

    I'm wondering if they'd find out that I applied for a different (similar) course instead of the one that I'm applying for now?

    Thanks again
    You could always tell them the truth. You've wanted to do this Masters for a long time and took the best route you could given the circumstances. It certainly shows tenacity with regards to the Masters. Missed A Level grades for an undergrad degree aren't going to be an issue if you now have the necessary degree grade to get into the Masters.
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    (Original post by MrBean1994)
    I think at the interview they'll ask why I want to study that course instead of what I did at undergraduate. Initially, I had wanted to study the course course that I'm applying for now at undergraduate level but I didn't think I'd get in. So I applied for a similar course but missed out on the grades so thought i'd do the current course and take the long route into the master's course - man that sounds cryptic. Does it make sense?

    I'm wondering if they'd find out that I applied for a different (similar) course instead of the one that I'm applying for now?

    Thanks again
    As long as the UG and PG courses are vaguely related and have a logical progression the uni really won't care what you did before. Certainly not what you applied for at UG. PG admissions aren't an inquisition - unis have much better things to do with their time than analyse students' motivations 3+ years previously. Go for it and apply. Good luck!
 
 
 
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