Can you get phd funding without a distinction in masters?

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    Undergrad degree 2:1.

    I'm about to commence a masters, if I get a merit only, what are my chances of getting phd funding? (high hopes as you can tell )

    In the UK.
    The university in the UK is a strong one if it makes any difference.

    Field: maths

    Thank you.

    (Original post by xfootiecrazeesarax)
    Yes you can, in that there is no universal rule that you can't. However, it's a competition, and having anything less than the very best grades is one part of the competition you aren't winning.

    It's impossible to say what your chances are - they are nil if you don't apply and very good if you have a superb research proposal, excellent references and a Supervisor who has the money and wants to take you on.

    Very much depends on the field, amongst other factors. In mine, it takes a First/Distinction combo to even be long-listed. As threeportdrift says, it's still competitive in STEM subjects but there's more funding around.
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