Undergrad grades needed to get into Oxbrige Postgraduate courses?Watch
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"Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in English literature and/or English language, or exceptionally a related subject."
I did read that, but that is just a bare minimum requirement I think. I would not expect that they admit a ton of students with 2.1s, even though they would certainly admit a few. I'm curious about what the average overall result of students who are accepted is.
It's natural to want to know this, but it isn't really knowable, and if you're hoping to spend time in academia there's a lot to be said for getting used to dealing with unknowable and uncontrollable information. Or, to look at it another way, there is a very precise machine for finding out what your chances of admission to an MSt/MPhil program in English at Oxford or Cambridge are, and that is the application process itself. Your best bet in the meantime would be focusing on doing as well as possible in your current degree, rather than trying to second-guess what kind of overall mark you should 'aim for' so as to be 'exceptional enough'.