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So I've heard that degrees at high ranked Universities (e.g. Top 25 or Russel Group) are generally tougher than the same degree at a lower ranked Uni (e.g. 50th - 75th).
Therefore it's generally harder to attain say a First Class Degree at a high ranked Uni than a lower ranked one.

This confuses me a little because it surely means that the value of the degree class depends on the Uni as much as the specification.

I originally thought that a graduate with a First will always have an advantage (in terms of degree value and employability) over a graduate with say a 2:1... and a graduate with a 2:1 will always have an advantage over someone who graduates with a 2:2, regardless of which Uni they each go too. I just assumed that going to a Top Uni (e.g. Russel Group) meant you had a higher chance of getting a high degree class, because of the excellent teaching, facilities etc, etc).
However this no longer seems to make sense in my head, because of what I explained in the first paragraph.

This leaves me to wonder: what would generally be of greater value in terms of employability?

- Getting a 2:1 degree at Top 25 University
- Getting a First in the same degree at a University ranked 50th -75th
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(Original post by Benjidude)
So I've heard that degrees at high ranked Universities (e.g. Top 25 or Russel Group) are generally tougher than the same degree at a lower ranked Uni (e.g. 50th - 75th).
Therefore it's generally harder to attain say a First Class Degree at a high ranked Uni than a lower ranked one.

This confuses me a little because it surely means that the value of the degree class depends on the Uni as much as the specification.

I originally thought that a graduate with a First will always have an advantage (in terms of degree value and employability) over a graduate with say a 2:1... and a graduate with a 2:1 will always have an advantage over someone who graduates with a 2:2, regardless of which Uni they each go too. I just assumed that going to a Top Uni (e.g. Russel Group) meant you had a higher chance of getting a high degree class, because of the excellent teaching, facilities etc, etc).
However this no longer seems to make sense in my head, because of what I explained in the first paragraph.

This leaves me to wonder: what would generally be of greater value in terms of employability?

- Getting a 2:1 degree at Top 25 University
- Getting a First in the same degree at a University ranked 50th -75th
2:1 from a top uni (especially if it's the oxbridge reject sort of place) + good CV >>>>>>>>>>>> first from lower ranked university.

obviously the arrows decrease if the latter also has a good CV, they become pretty much irrelevant if they're both applying to jobs that aren't super prestigious.
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