Masters with a 2:2

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I graduated from the university of Lancaster last year, before the pandemic I was on track for a high 2:1 and was applying for as many internships in finance for summer 2020 as possible I got past the interview stage but as soon as the pandemic they fizzled out. I kinda gave up trying to look for work afterwards and I lost motivation for my degree so I ended up graduating with a high 2:2 ba economics & international relations. The past seven months I've been working odd-jobs that don't require a degree but I've managed to save up quite a lot of money so i'm going to use it to go travelling around the world for a year or two as the pandemic appears to be dying down and probably teach English on the side to keep my income up. After that I would like to go back to university to get better qualified and redeem my subpar undergrad grade which I don't think is a reflection of my ability. So that I can actually hope to get a decent job at some point and support myself . Do uni courses allow people with 2:2s? I did economics and international relations so I'd be looking at doing a masters in business or in foreign affairs I have a while to decide. I doubt I'd have much luck getting into a postgrad course for a prestigious uni but could I go back to Lancaster with being an alumni or will I have to resign myself to an ex-polytechnic uni? Also, should I look at doing masters abroad as British unis tend to be perceived quite well internationally?
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Hey,

I graduated from the university of Lancaster last year, before the pandemic I was on track for a high 2:1 and was applying for as many internships in finance for summer 2020 as possible I got past the interview stage but as soon as the pandemic they fizzled out. I kinda gave up trying to look for work afterwards and I lost motivation for my degree so I ended up graduating with a high 2:2 ba economics & international relations. The past seven months I've been working odd-jobs that don't require a degree but I've managed to save up quite a lot of money so i'm going to use it to go travelling around the world for a year or two as the pandemic appears to be dying down and probably teach English on the side to keep my income up. After that I would like to go back to university to get better qualified and redeem my subpar undergrad grade which I don't think is a reflection of my ability. So that I can actually hope to get a decent job at some point and support myself . Do uni courses allow people with 2:2s? I did economics and international relations so I'd be looking at doing a masters in business or in foreign affairs I have a while to decide. I doubt I'd have much luck getting into a postgrad course for a prestigious uni but could I go back to Lancaster with being an alumni or will I have to resign myself to an ex-polytechnic uni? Also, should I look at doing masters abroad as British unis tend to be perceived quite well internationally?
You can apply for external circumstances (EC) due to covid; many universities take this into consideration even the very top ones.
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You can apply for external circumstances (EC) due to covid; many universities take this into consideration even the very top ones.
what do you mean as in admissions or to change my grade? I was .5% away from a 2:1 and tried appealing it twice because of Covid but they wouldn't accept it sadly.
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what do you mean as in admissions or to change my grade? I was .5% away from a 2:1 and tried appealing it twice because of Covid but they wouldn't accept it sadly.
In admission..
I highly doubt they'll change your grades even if you raised a complaint and gave them your EC.
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Hey,

I graduated from the university of Lancaster last year, before the pandemic I was on track for a high 2:1 and was applying for as many internships in finance for summer 2020 as possible I got past the interview stage but as soon as the pandemic they fizzled out. I kinda gave up trying to look for work afterwards and I lost motivation for my degree so I ended up graduating with a high 2:2 ba economics & international relations. The past seven months I've been working odd-jobs that don't require a degree but I've managed to save up quite a lot of money so i'm going to use it to go travelling around the world for a year or two as the pandemic appears to be dying down and probably teach English on the side to keep my income up. After that I would like to go back to university to get better qualified and redeem my subpar undergrad grade which I don't think is a reflection of my ability. So that I can actually hope to get a decent job at some point and support myself . Do uni courses allow people with 2:2s? I did economics and international relations so I'd be looking at doing a masters in business or in foreign affairs I have a while to decide. I doubt I'd have much luck getting into a postgrad course for a prestigious uni but could I go back to Lancaster with being an alumni or will I have to resign myself to an ex-polytechnic uni? Also, should I look at doing masters abroad as British unis tend to be perceived quite well internationally?
You might find getting a place difficult for really competitive courses, but you'll probably have better luck with less competitive courses or universities. Reputation of the university may be a factor in future employment, but that really depends on the sector.
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You might find getting a place difficult for really competitive courses, but you'll probably have better luck with less competitive courses or universities. Reputation of the university may be a factor in future employment, but that really depends on the sector.
I'm under no illusions that I can afford to be picky, I'm trying to do as much extra qualification as I can like right now I'm taking Chinese lessons I may also learn some computer programming skill. It's hard to find good experience as I've worked more or less consistently since I was 17 but they have all more or less been manual jobs
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