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2:2 is apparently too low for anything. (btw, my transcript does not show classification, it only shows a "pass" grade). I am 8 points under the department's minimum. My only strength is strong interest by my supervisor, major conference presentations and 1 co-authored paper accepted by an impactful journal. My undergrad grade is a first class but it is a bit remote now.

Should I even bother to try? Funding is a concern for me. My understanding is that a 2:2 would not be considered for any funding.
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Slim, but how much do you want it versus the cost of an application?

But more importantly, why are you calling a Masters classification a 2.2? If you got a 1st and undergrad and 59% at Masters, you got 59%, not a 2.2. That class grading is for undergrad degrees.

A first at undergrad and a pass at Masters is stronger than anything that mentions a 2.2. Try an application and see, at least you'll know for sure.
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Slim, but how much do you want it versus the cost of an application?

But more importantly, why are you calling a Masters classification a 2.2? If you got a 1st and undergrad and 59% at Masters, you got 59%, not a 2.2. That class grading is for undergrad degrees.

A first at undergrad and a pass at Masters is stronger than anything that mentions a 2.2. Try an application and see, at least you'll know for sure.
Thanks for your reply. I am a middle pass. My transcript does not say 2:2. I am 8 points lower than the minimum requirement by Oxford and do not meet the requirement of distinction by Cambridge -- but will try .
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Why is your MSc a big deal? Most PG programs only ask for a strong first degree, which a 1st in undergraduate would be very competitive...
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Why is your MSc a big deal? Most PG programs only ask for a strong first degree, which a 1st in undergraduate would be very competitive...
Thanks for your reply. So the minimum requirement for my targeted program is 67 (high merit)... Usually only people with 2:1 + get funding for phd Programs ... my supervisor also asked for a 67.
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Low, and applications are time-consuming but you have nothing to lose in the attempt.
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Low, and applications are time-consuming but you have nothing to lose in the attempt.
Right. Thanks for your reply.
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