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I'm wondering if it's possible to enter a very good university with a 2:2? Most universities accepts 2:1 graduates only. Maybe if I have propers job experiences and volunteering I could stand a chance to get admitted?
And what are the best universities for 2:2 graduates ?

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Hey guys
I'm wondering if it's possible to enter a very good university with a 2:2? Most universities accepts 2:1 graduates only. Maybe if I have propers job experiences and volunteering I could stand a chance to get admitted?
And what are the best universities for 2:2 graduates ?

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The university I attend is asking for a 2:2 but it depends on the course. They usually consider the applicants with higher grades first before the lower grades but it is possible. It's different for postgraduate courses because some people don't do them straight after graduating, they want to get into their career first before doing an MA years later while others don't do an MA at all.
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The university I attend is asking for a 2:2 but it depends on the course. They usually consider the applicants with higher grades first before the lower grades but it is possible. It's different for postgraduate courses because some people don't do them straight after graduating, they want to get into their career first before doing an MA years later while others don't do an MA at all.
Are you attending a top university ? Which one ?
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What would you consider a very good uni roughly top 5? top 10? top 20? just asking so I can give advice from my small experience.
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What would you consider a very good uni roughly top 5? top 10? top 20? just asking so I can give advice from my small experience.
An university with a good reputation overall.
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The university I attend is asking for a 2:2 but it depends on the course. They usually consider the applicants with higher grades first before the lower grades but it is possible. It's different for postgraduate courses because some people don't do them straight after graduating, they want to get into their career first before doing an MA years later while others don't do an MA at all.
And do you think it's better the get some job experience first before throw in a master degree?
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An university with a good reputation overall.
Well, I know some people who have a 2:2 in their undergraduate when I did an MSc at Bath last year - note that the course asked for a first/good 2:1. Unless you have to pay to apply to a masters course I'd just apply to the ones you want and see what happens.
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Well, I know some people who have a 2:2 in their undergraduate when I did an MSc at Bath last year - note that the course asked for a first/good 2:1. Unless you have to pay to apply to a masters course I'd just apply to the ones you want and see what happens.
So entry requirements are indicative parameters?
Is there a fee for applying to a master ?
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So entry requirements are indicative parameters?
Is there a fee for applying to a master ?
Depends on which ones. I applied to 3, Bath, Birmingham, and Kent. Birmingham charged me 50 pounds to apply xD.
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Depends on which ones. I applied to 3, Bath, Birmingham, and Kent. Birmingham charged me 50 pounds to apply xD.
Wow....cheeky sods
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Depends on which ones. I applied to 3, Bath, Birmingham, and Kent. Birmingham charged me 50 pounds to apply xD.
Great lol

Regarding my other question: if I have job experiences and other extracurricular activities I could stand a chance for a place even if I don't have the exact minimum requirement ?
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Wow....cheeky sods
lol yea
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And do you think it's better the get some experience first before throw in a master degree?
If you feel like you need some experience first then go for it.
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Hey guys
I'm wondering if it's possible to enter a very good university with a 2:2? Most universities accepts 2:1 graduates only. Maybe if I have propers job experiences and volunteering I could stand a chance to get admitted?
And what are the best universities for 2:2 graduates ?

Thank you
You can certainly get on to masters courses at good universities, depending on how competitive the course is.

However, getting on a masters is the easy part. Thriving on it is another matter. They are designed to push capable students. It is important that you as yourself if you up to the task with only a 2:2.
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Great lol

Regarding my other question: if I have job experiences and other extracurricular activities I could stand a chance for a place even if I don't have the exact minimum requirement ?
Yup. Keep in mind that master courses are generally less competitive to get into than bachelors as fewer people apply but the uni still wants to fill student positions. My advice - apply even if you think you have a less than 50% chance of getting in. Apply to as much as you can (just more samples really ).

If YOU think you need more experience then perhaps get it beforehand but if you think it's just the grades you have rather than your actual ability then apply to all you can - and, if for some reason (which I doubt) all the ones you want to get into reject you, reapply again next year after gaining some more experience.
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Hey guys
I'm wondering if it's possible to enter a very good university with a 2:2? Most universities accepts 2:1 graduates only. Maybe if I have propers job experiences and volunteering I could stand a chance to get admitted?
And what are the best universities for 2:2 graduates ?

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It's not so much whether you have additional experience, it's more to do with whether you can cope with the major step up in work load and complexity from your undergraduate degree (which work experience doesn't necessarily demonstrate). Like another poster said, you need to think about why you got a 2:2 as opposed to a higher classification, and whether you genuinely believe that you can cope with master's level study.

You haven't said why you want to do a master's, but a good reason not to do one is to 'make up' for poor performance during your undergrad.
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Actually my qualification is not from UK and if I convert the grades using tables on the universities websites my degree corresponds to a 2:2. However, if I use NARIC tables , my qualification is considered a 2:1. There is a discrepancy between grades, in fact in my country grade classification is a lot different than UK
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You haven't said why you want to do a master's, but a good reason not to do one is to 'make up' for poor performance during your undergrad.
This is not the reason, but why it would be a poor decision ?
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Actually my qualification is not from UK and if I convert the grades using tables on the universities websites my degree corresponds to a 2:2. However, if I use NARIC tables , my qualification is considered a 2:1. There is a discrepancy between grades, in fact in my country grade classification is a lot different than UK
Then you need to speak to someone in the admissions department of whichever universities you're interested in applying to, and getting them to do the conversion. That way, they can confirm whether your degree classification is enough for them.

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This is not the reason, but why it would be a poor decision ?
It would be a poor decision in that case because it doesn't 'delete' the existence of your undergrad, and means that you're doing the master's for the wrong reason (as opposed to wanting to learn more about a topic/continue in academia for research etc.).
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It would be a poor decision in that case because it doesn't 'delete' the existence of your undergrad, and means that you're doing the master's for the wrong reason (as opposed to wanting to learn more about a topic/continue in academia for research etc.).
So I should contact the admission department and ask them.
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