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    Hi,
    The entry requirements for an MSc in advanced chem eng at is a min of 2:1 but they expect a high 2:1/First class. I achieved 76.8 in my first year and 69.88 in my second year of chem eng at surrey which rounds to a first class overall (hopefully!!). Do they still consider first year grades despite it not counting towards my overall grade?
    Also i know i meet the academic requirements but do i have a realistic chance of getting in? I know grades are just one part of the application but still.

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    will really appreciate any advice
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    Typically the entry requirement was/is a first and a minimum of a 2:1 is needed to get on the course with each department setting there own criteria for each course,and its for your degree, hence you will need to get a first overall to get in. Having experience and showing a willingness in the area you which to study, placements, internships, activities outside of your course.hence having a good personal statement and 2 good references will go a long way.
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    (Original post by Mclaren96)
    Hi,
    The entry requirements for an MSc in advanced chem eng at is a min of 2:1 but they expect a high 2:1/First class. I achieved 76.8 in my first year and 69.88 in my second year of chem eng at surrey which rounds to a first class overall (hopefully!!). Do they still consider first year grades despite it not counting towards my overall grade?
    Also i know i meet the academic requirements but do i have a realistic chance of getting in? I know grades are just one part of the application but still.

    thanks,
    will really appreciate any advice
    The poster above has made a good, comprehensive post about what you need. I'll just add that Surrey will probably round you up to first class if you're really that close to a first(it happens at so many universities, including Oxford and Cambridge).
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    (Original post by PetersAng)
    Typically the entry requirement was/is a first and a minimum of a 2:1 is needed to get on the course with each department setting there own criteria for each course,and its for your degree, hence you will need to get a first overall to get in. Having experience and showing a willingness in the area you which to study, placements, internships, activities outside of your course.hence having a good personal statement and 2 good references will go a long way.
    Thanks for the reply I should be able to get 2 good references from my head of department and one of my lecturers who both lectured at imperial. i haven't been able to get any relevant work experience but in my PS i've definitely made sure it looks like I'm passionate about the subject. thanks again for the advice
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    The poster above has made a good, comprehensive post about what you need. I'll just add that Surrey will probably round you up to first class if you're really that close to a first(it happens at so many universities, including Oxford and Cambridge).
    Thanks for the reply I've confirmed it rounds to 70 so i've met imperials min requirement just!
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    (Original post by Mclaren96)
    Thanks for the reply I should be able to get 2 good references from my head of department and one of my lectures who both lectured at imperial. i haven't been able to get any relevant work experience but in my PS i've definitely made sure it looks like I'm passionate about the subject. thanks again for the advice
    That should be good then! i too went/ just graduated from Surrey and my lectures set up the course at Imperial so it looks to get a reference from them.
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    (Original post by Mclaren96)
    Hi,
    The entry requirements for an MSc in advanced chem eng at is a min of 2:1 but they expect a high 2:1/First class. I achieved 76.8 in my first year and 69.88 in my second year of chem eng at surrey which rounds to a first class overall (hopefully!!). Do they still consider first year grades despite it not counting towards my overall grade?
    Also i know i meet the academic requirements but do i have a realistic chance of getting in? I know grades are just one part of the application but still.

    thanks,
    will really appreciate any advice
    No they don't consider the first year at all. Plus the year year work and intensity really steps up a notch, so be prepared to put the work in!

    JR
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    No they don't consider the first year at all. Plus the year year work and intensity really steps up a notch, so be prepared to put the work in!

    JR
    Hey,
    i phoned their admissions and they said they only consider performance at uni. They don't even look at gcse's or a level's. Even though first year doesn't count, seems quite weird they don't consider it
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    (Original post by Mclaren96)
    Hey,
    i phoned their admissions and they said they only consider performance at uni. They don't even look at gcse's or a level's. Even though first year doesn't count, seems quite weird they don't consider it
    Thanks Mclaren, i think ignoring the first year is standard practice. Also don't worry about getting a first. As long as you finish with a 'good' degree, a two one or above, and get a good couple of references and an excellent personal statement, that should get you a place. Worry about your final year now okay? thanks.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    Thanks Mclaren, i think ignoring the first year is standard practice. Also don't worry about getting a first. As long as you finish with a 'good' degree, a two one or above, and get a good couple of references and an excellent personal statement, that should get you a place. Worry about your final year now okay? thanks.
    Haha thanks!
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    I recently completed my degree, and it has been three months before i have been able to get my first possible job entrys, and even these are for voluntary work, but still it's better than nothing hey. I am hoping to have my first interview on tuesday. If i get up in time!
 
 
 
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