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    Hey guys, Oxford are introducing a a new Masters in Law and Finance for the year after next. Just a quick question... it mentions the requirement "top 10% of your degree". Would this mean a 1st most likely a requisite? If a 2:1 is sufficient, any idea of the actual mark that may be required (e.g. 67)?
    I know threads on here have dealt with this topic before but since it's a new course I was interested to get other opinions.
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    (Original post by cfcbradders)
    Hey guys, Oxford are introducing a a new Masters in Law and Finance for the year after next. Just a quick question... it mentions the requirement "top 10% of your degree". Would this mean a 1st most likely a requisite? If a 2:1 is sufficient, any idea of the actual mark that may be required (e.g. 67)?
    I know threads on here have dealt with this topic before but since it's a new course I was interested to get other opinions.
    Thanks
    Well, if they put 'top 10%' as the requirement, I'd assume they mean just that... Unless your university gives out very few firsts, 'top 10% of your year' would almost certainly mean a first. Ending up within the top 10% with 'just' a 67 is technically possible, but very, very unlikely in practice.
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    (Original post by cfcbradders)
    Hey guys, Oxford are introducing a a new Masters in Law and Finance for the year after next. Just a quick question... it mentions the requirement "top 10% of your degree". Would this mean a 1st most likely a requisite? If a 2:1 is sufficient, any idea of the actual mark that may be required (e.g. 67)?
    I know threads on here have dealt with this topic before but since it's a new course I was interested to get other opinions.
    Thanks
    I thought you said ****, Oxford

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    Will cohort mean whole year group or simply degree course year group?
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    (Original post by cfcbradders)
    Will cohort mean whole year group or simply degree course year group?
    The latter of course. There'd be no point in comparing your grades to those of people who studied a different subject and sat different exams.
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    Would relevant internships and extra curriculars make up for not getting a 1st for this course?
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    (Original post by cfcbradders)
    Would relevant internships and extra curriculars make up for not getting a 1st for this course?
    I wouldn't know, I'm not one of the course convenors.:dontknow: And it's too early to say anyway, since no-one has even been admitted for the course yet. If the MLF proves popular enough for them to be able to afford being strict about the "top 10%" requirement, though, then you probably won't be able to make up for not meeting it.
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    It was a general question, not just specifically for you. But thanks for the response, and I understand your point.
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    (Original post by cfcbradders)
    It was a general question, not just specifically for you. But thanks for the response, and I understand your point.
    I know. It's just that nobody can really answer the question yet. In a few years' time, the law faculty might be able to give you a better answer, but you probably don't want to wait that long...
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    Well, if they put 'top 10%' as the requirement, I'd assume they mean just that... Unless your university gives out very few firsts, 'top 10% of your year' would almost certainly mean a first. Ending up within the top 10% with 'just' a 67 is technically possible, but very, very unlikely in practice.
    It'll depend on numbers in the OP's year as well - the top 10% of my BA year group would only be the top 3 students. In a year of 180, it'll be the top 18.

    The best thing to do OP is wait until Oxford release their 2010 entry applications (usually mid September) and possibly email them but as hobnob says, because it's a new course, they won't have any definitive answers as yet.

    Keep in mind though that it's not just about academic results - references, written work, statement of purpose etc all play an important part.
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    cfcbradders, did you end up applying for the new MLF?

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