Today I am extremely upset as I have been rejected by University of Edinburgh for MSc Artificial Intelligence.
I was pretty confident that I was appropriate enough for this course, my background:
- First Class Honours in BSc Computer Science
From a reputable University that at times in recent years has been above Edinburgh in QS world rankings (top 20)
- 2 years Software Engineering experience
- A lot of extra-curriculum activities showing interest in AI such as; classes, events and personal projects.
The reason I have been given is that "because your final degree classification, or the grades you have achieved so far, do not meet the necessary standard for entry." which does not make sense as I received a First Class Honours and their requirement is a 2:1. In fact they have accepted people from many other degrees too with a 2:1.
I have noted on my application page that my qualification is displayed as "Grade:1 , Result: Pass".. I had applied very close to when they opened for applications and they had also made huge changes to the application system while I was applying. Now I can see that if you apply you have the field of "Overall Class/Grade" with options to select the likes of "First Class (1st)" as well as "Pass".
Now I am wondering how do I go about this? Because my future is now very uncertain. Should I email them and contest or at least ask for specific feedback on my application (which I definitely deserve) ??
I assume that the "Programme director" would be the best person to email and is also the admissions tutor (his email is on my application portal).
Please any views/guidance would be great in this time of great need
Thanks in advance.