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    a) 2.2 in Chemistry at Oxford
    b) 2.2 in Chemistry at Uni of Manchester
    c) 2.1 in Chemistry at Manchester Met
    d) 2.1 in History of Art at Oxford
    e) 1st in History of Art at Manchester Met (Art History)

    Generally speaking.
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    (Original post by difficult)
    a) 2.2 in Chemistry at Oxford
    b) 2.2 in Chemistry at Uni of Manchester
    c) 2.1 in Chemistry at Manchester Met
    d) 2.1 in History of Art at Oxford
    e) 1st in History of Art at Manchester Met (Art History)

    Generally speaking.
    Well it depends on the job... if somehow all the degrees were equally applicable then the higher the grade the better the rank. Chemistry over history of art in general.

    A 2:2 is a 2:2 at the end of the day, wherever it is from and in whatever subject.
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    (Original post by Chichaldo)
    Well it depends on the job... if somehow all the degrees were equally applicable then the higher the grade the better the rank. Chemistry over history of art in general.

    A 2:2 is a 2:2 at the end of the day, wherever it is from and in whatever subject.
    I just mean general career prospects.
    But that's what I'm asking. Whether you'd rank a lower degree classification in a "better" subject lower or higher than a higher degree classification in a less academic subject. And whether you'd rank a lower degree classification from a top uni higher or lower than a higher degree classification from a less prestigious university.
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    d) 2.1 in History of Art at Oxford
    e) 1st in History of Art at Manchester Met (Art History)
    a) 2.2 in Chemistry at Oxford
    c) 2.1 in Chemistry at Manchester Met
    b) 2.2 in Chemistry at Uni of Manchester


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    c) 2.1 in Chemistry at Manchester Met
    a) 2.2 in Chemistry at Oxford
    b) 2.2 in Chemistry at Uni of Manchester
    d) 2.1 in History of Art at Oxford
    e) 1st in History of Art at Manchester Met (Art History)
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    (Original post by difficult)
    a) 2.2 in Chemistry at Oxford
    b) 2.2 in Chemistry at Uni of Manchester
    c) 2.1 in Chemistry at Manchester Met
    d) 2.1 in History of Art at Oxford
    e) 1st in History of Art at Manchester Met (Art History)

    Generally speaking.
    Just gonna go by classification like employers... Degree is just a tick box on an application form.

    D, E, C, A, B

    The Oxford name tag doesn't mean much these days. Look at unistats.ac.uk and you'll see in most oxford degrees around 5-20% out of the sample are unemployed...
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    In my opinion, the rankings would be A, B, C, E, D. Although I'm thinking objectively since I respect Oxford more than MMU and a 2:2 is close enough to a 2:1. Also, at Oxford, I'd think Chemistry would be much harder compared to MMU so to me Oxford holds more value.
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    2:2 is still average no matter where it’s from - people have this idea that oxbridge 2:2s are automatically still more employable, wrong. Source? I know Three 2:2 graduates from oxbridge all could not get employment within several years of graduation, 2 went off to do a masters to improve their grade and 1 just worked their way up in a previous job (in retail).
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    Are you indian/chinese or something?

    any degree is good
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    Degree relevant to what job you want to make a career out of is probably gonna be the best factor over degree classification and 'prestige'.
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    Is there any point whatsoever to these threads other than ego masturbation?
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    (Original post by difficult)
    a) 2.2 in Chemistry at Oxford
    b) 2.2 in Chemistry at Uni of Manchester
    c) 2.1 in Chemistry at Manchester Met
    d) 2.1 in History of Art at Oxford
    e) 1st in History of Art at Manchester Met (Art History)

    Generally speaking.
    Rank based on what? social life? career prospects? attractiveness of potential partners? difficulty?

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Rank based on what? social life? career prospects? attractiveness of potential partners? difficulty?
    (Original post by difficult)
    I just mean general career prospects.
    Already answered this.
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    a,d,b,e,c

    This is silly but w.e
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    Is there any point whatsoever to these threads other than ego masturbation?
    Is it a sad person indeed who feels compelled to masturbate their ego with what will, at best, be a 2:1 in History of Art.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    Is it a sad person indeed who feels compelled to masturbate their ego with what will, at best, be a 2:1 in History of Art.
    I find that these threads are oft symptomatic of a sad sack mentality.
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    I wouldn't. Ranking is pointless. If this is for a job I'd judge it by the people face to face. Not what was written on paper.
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    Already answered this.
    well that entirely depends on what you want to do.. A 2:1 History of Art grad from Oxford has a lot more of a chance of getting an interview for most grad schemes with 2:1 as minimum requirements than the chemistry people who don't meet those requirements and than the Man Met person.

    "general career prospects" is so wide though that it's pretty pointless. without the Chem degree (i.e. the HoA grads), you're not getting anywhere near an R&D department nor are you getting into any post-grad courses in that subject area. outside of a small segment of roles and graduate degrees that you could get after uni, much of your own prospects relies more on your own tenacity/drive and experience rather than the uni you went to or the subject you did.

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    (Original post by difficult)
    a) 2.2 in chemistry at oxford
    b) 2.2 in chemistry at uni of manchester
    c) 2.1 in chemistry at manchester met
    d) 2.1 in history of art at oxford
    e) 1st in history of art at manchester met (art history)

    generally speaking.
    d)
    a)
    e)
    b)
    c)
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    D > a >> b >>>> e = c
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    (Original post by difficult)
    a) 2.2 in Chemistry at Oxford
    b) 2.2 in Chemistry at Uni of Manchester
    c) 2.1 in Chemistry at Manchester Met
    d) 2.1 in History of Art at Oxford
    e) 1st in History of Art at Manchester Met (Art History)

    Generally speaking.
    A,D,B,C,E

    In general university > classification > degree
 
 
 
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