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Hi.
I got an unconditional offer for a masters course at a RG member university.
I'm a little bit confused because i thought that this isn't even possible, as I didn't finish my bachelor's degree yet.
My marks are pretty good and I'm quite sure that I will pass my UG studies and I think that's why a have a so called "high achievers" offer.

But my question is:
Is this just a marketing clue of the university and every future postgraduate gets such an offer, to be flattered and more likely join this PG programme, or is this really a sign of that the university wants me for their programme?
Master programmes are expensive and so I'm a little bit sceptical about the intensions of this university
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(Original post by lowperformer)
Hi.
I got an unconditional offer for a masters course at a RG member university.
I'm a little bit confused because i thought that this isn't even possible, as I didn't finish my bachelor's degree yet.
My marks are pretty good and I'm quite sure that I will pass my UG studies and I think that's why a have a so called "high achievers" offer.

But my question is:
Is this just a marketing clue of the university and every future postgraduate gets such an offer, to be flattered and more likely join this PG programme, or is this really a sign of that the university wants me for their programme?
Master programmes are expensive and so I'm a little bit sceptical about the intensions of this university
It will probably be a mixture of a marketing ploy and their actually wanting you because you will bring in fees and have shown that you can cope with the study as you are doing well. Do you actually want to go to this uni? Have you visited?
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(Original post by lowperformer)
Hi.
I got an unconditional offer for a masters course at a RG member university.
I'm a little bit confused because i thought that this isn't even possible, as I didn't finish my bachelor's degree yet.
My marks are pretty good and I'm quite sure that I will pass my UG studies and I think that's why a have a so called "high achievers" offer.

But my question is:
Is this just a marketing clue of the university and every future postgraduate gets such an offer, to be flattered and more likely join this PG programme, or is this really a sign of that the university wants me for their programme?
Master programmes are expensive and so I'm a little bit sceptical about the intensions of this university
In most (but not all) cases, PG courses have a lot fewer applicants per place than UG courses, so unis will be keen to fill places through unconditional offers.

Of course, if you want to go there (and presumably you do, because why else apply?) then congrats. Accept the offer and don't overthink the situation.
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postgraduate courses are massive cash cows for universities so yes, they're easier to get into
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Hey guys, thx for answering.

I don't live in the UK, so it would be hard for me visit the university now, because I'm still an UG student and pretty busy at the moment.

But the university is my firm choice. Actually it's the University of Nottingham.

I'm just wondering because I thought it is the most competitive University to get into on my list.
The other universities just sent me conditional offers,
but nottingham sent me (after 6 weeks) an unconditional offer.

But I think that you guys are right, it's my firm so I should be happy and don't think about it too much.

Do you think a Masters from the University of Nottingham is prestigious?
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Do you think a Masters from the University of Nottingham is prestigious?
Is that important to you?
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Is that important to you?
Who would not be proud if his degree came from a prestigious University?
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Seems mad to me, I've not had unconditionals on either of my postgrads.
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As you're a foreign student I'd imagine you're paying a lot so they'll be desperate to accept, you, they love taking money off students.
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As you're a foreign student I'd imagine you're paying a lot so they'll be desperate to accept, you, they love taking money off students.

Hi, thx for answering.

I'm from the EU, I have to pay EU/Home fees.
This is probably the last year that this will be possible, due to the Brexit...

But the fees are high anyway.
So it makes sense to me that master courses are cash-cows.

I just didn't expect it from this particual university, as I thought it is a prestigious one.

But I'm happy anyway
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Seems mad to me, I've not had unconditionals on either of my postgrads.
As long as you got offers you can be happy anyway,
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As long as you got offers you can be happy anyway,
Yes, you are right, though they are well in the past for me now.
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postgraduate courses are massive cash cows for universities so yes, they're easier to get into
I was thinking about that lately and I will say it depends. For some masters that cost 6000 (2 semesters plus 3 months for dissertation) vs 9250 undergraduate (2 semesters) I wouldn't say so...

For some "business" MSc's, MBA's etc that sometimes go so far to not even have a Home/EU-International classification and just charge an atrocious fee for everyone that ranges between 15000 and 30000, they surely are...

Anything in between, it depends...
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I was thinking about that lately and I will say it depends. For some masters that cost 6000 (2 semesters plus 3 months for dissertation) vs 9250 undergraduate (2 semesters) I wouldn't say so...

For some "business" MSc's, MBA's etc that sometimes go so far to not even have a Home/EU-International classification and just charge an atrocious fee for everyone that ranges between 15000 and 30000, they surely are...

Anything in between, it depends...
it depends on the university. fees for postgrad courses aren't standardized like fees for undergrad courses are. i've seen some MSc's asking for 30k/year (even for UK students!)
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(Original post by ltsmith)
it depends on the university. fees for postgrad courses aren't standardized like fees for undergrad courses are. i've seen some MSc's asking for 30k/year (even for UK students!)
Yes, that is exactly what I am talking about...

(But I would say that it depends on the university but even more on department level within the same university)
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