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what is a 2:1 degree. I have been looking at graduate entry vet med and it says that a 2:1 degree is required
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what is a 2:1 degree. I have been looking at graduate entry vet med and it says that a 2:1 degree is required
This is the first result from Google: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/students/exams...undergraduates

  • First-Class Honours (70% and above): a first class degree, usually referred to as a ‘first’ or 1st, is the highest honours degree you can achieve
  • Upper Second-Class Honours (60-70%): there are two levels of second class degree. An upper second class, known as a 2:1 or two-one, is the higher of the two levels
  • Lower Second-Class Honours (50-60%): a 2.2 or two-two is the lower level of the second class degree
  • Third-Class Honours (40-50%): known as a ‘third’ or 3rd, this degree is the lowest honours degree achievable
  • Ordinary Degree: If an honours student fails to achieve a third class by a small margin, they may be awarded an ordinary degree i.e. without honours.
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This is the first result from Google: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/students/exams...undergraduates

  • First-Class Honours (70% and above): a first class degree, usually referred to as a ‘first’ or 1st, is the highest honours degree you can achieve
  • Upper Second-Class Honours (60-70%): there are two levels of second class degree. An upper second class, known as a 2:1 or two-one, is the higher of the two levels
  • Lower Second-Class Honours (50-60%): a 2.2 or two-two is the lower level of the second class degree
  • Third-Class Honours (40-50%): known as a ‘third’ or 3rd, this degree is the lowest honours degree achievable
  • Ordinary Degree: If an honours student fails to achieve a third class by a small margin, they may be awarded an ordinary degree i.e. without honours.
Thank you, so does that just mean the level of the degree. Like how well you get graded?
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Thank you, so does that just mean the level of the degree. Like how well you get graded?
Yes - so basically it just means you need to do well in your first degree for Graduate Vet Med.

Now, I'm not an expert at Vet Med admissions, but if you're a school leaver (sounds like it) you should never aim to do graduate entry courses - it's not made for school leavers to aim at, it's for students who changed their mind during or after their degree.

Take a gap year to improve whatever stats, then reapply to standard undergrad Vet Med.
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Yes - so basically it just means you need to do well in your first degree for Graduate Vet Med.

Now, I'm not an expert at Vet Med admissions, but if you're a school leaver (sounds like it) you should never aim to do graduate entry courses - it's not made for school leavers to aim at, it's for students who changed their mind during or after their degree.

Take a gap year to improve whatever stats, then reapply to standard undergrad Vet Med.
What it is, is that I did a btec level 3 extended diploma in animal management, and because of this, i cannot get into vet med straight away without A levels aswell, so I have to do a degree in either bioveterinary science or zoology fist and then progress onto vet med.
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What it is, is that I did a btec level 3 extended diploma in animal management, and because of this, i cannot get into vet med straight away without A levels aswell, so I have to do a degree in either bioveterinary science or zoology fist and then progress onto vet med.
Well, it's going to be much more competitive compared to if you do A-Levels and apply to standard undergrad Vet Med.

And it's going to take longer too. But it's your life, your choice!
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it would be a lot cheaper to take the time out to get the A levels compared to doing a degree you don't actually want to do and then trying for graduate entry to vet med (which is even more competitive than undergrad entry due to the limited places). You will not get tuition fee funding for the 2nd degree so you will need to find the 5 x £9,250 fees from somewhere.
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it would be a lot cheaper to take the time out to get the A levels compared to doing a degree you don't actually want to do and then trying for graduate entry to vet med (which is even more competitive than undergrad entry due to the limited places). You will not get tuition fee funding for the 2nd degree so you will need to find the 5 x £9,250 fees from somewhere.
Yes!, I know, but zoology is my backup option so I want to do that incase I dont like vet med and also I want a degree in zoology so i could have the option to become a zoological vet if i wanted to be
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