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Russel Group vs Bath

Hey,

Will studying in a non-Russel group university (Bath uni in that case) have an impact on my Master application to a Russel group university?

Thanks.
Original post by Ay03ys
Hey,

Will studying in a non-Russel group university (Bath uni in that case) have an impact on my Master application to a Russel group university?

Thanks.

No.
Well I know one uni where it would make a tiny difference. But I do mean tiny.

In reality you’d drop way more points with an average personal statement so I would not worry about something which you can’t control and won’t make a lick of difference to 99% of postgrad applications.
No-one beyond school-leavers obsesses about 'RG' - other academics certainly don't.

Your postgrad opportunities will be shaped by what you do during your undergrad - and what else is on your CV apart from just the degree. Postgrad applications do not get sifted as RG/non-RG - as above, no-one actually cares.
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Original post by McGinger
No-one beyond school-leavers obsesses about 'RG' - other academics certainly don't.
Your postgrad opportunities will be shaped by what you do during your undergrad - and what else is on your CV apart from just the degree. Postgrad applications do not get sifted as RG/non-RG - as above, no-one actually cares.

Ooh I see I see thank you! Even if the Master degree I’ll be applying for is very different from my bachelors?
Original post by Ay03ys
Ooh I see I see thank you! Even if the Master degree I’ll be applying for is very different from my bachelors?


If you meet the academic requirements then RG/non-RG isn't going to make any additional difference.
Original post by Admit-One
Well I know one uni where it would make a tiny difference. But I do mean tiny.
In reality you’d drop way more points with an average personal statement so I would not worry about something which you can’t control and won’t make a lick of difference to 99% of postgrad applications.

Given Bath's strong reputation, now you've made me curious as to which one!!!
Original post by ageshallnot
Given Bath's strong reputation, now you've made me curious as to which one!!!

Ha, well if I worked there currently then I certainly couldn't disclose which. Ahem :smile:

But it's a small difference, and definitely not for all courses. I always tell people they'll lose more points by not paying attention to the scoring criteria which we heavily hint at.
Original post by Admit-One
Ha, well if I worked there currently then I certainly couldn't disclose which. Ahem :smile:
But it's a small difference, and definitely not for all courses. I always tell people they'll lose more points by not paying attention to the scoring criteria which we heavily hint at.

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Reply 9
Bath's research quality (83%) is just as good as Durham. Its research intensity is 73% which is better than all of the Russell Group except for Oxbridge, Imperial, and Edinburgh. Russell Group universities tend to be at least of a certain size however, as Bath is only about 1000 students behind the population of York or Durham (although somehow Bath's also about 1000 behind in staff numbers too), perhaps Bath didn't want to be part of the Russell Group.
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Reply 10
Original post by Admit-One
Ha, well if I worked there currently then I certainly couldn't disclose which. Ahem :smile:
But it's a small difference, and definitely not for all courses. I always tell people they'll lose more points by not paying attention to the scoring criteria which we heavily hint at.


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