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2:1... 2:2 ect

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited March 27 in Work & Study
What do these grades mean? Does it affect where you can do your masters?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think most universities expect you to get at least a 2:2 to do a Masters and a 2:1 to do a PhD but it's best to check around.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Indeed. As for exactly what it means. Second Class higher is a 2:1 and second class lower is 2:2 but you probably knew that.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Theyre degree classifications, 1st class, 2nd class, 3rd class.. it relates to your grades.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Generally

    1st = 70%+

    2:1 = 60-69%

    2:2 = 50-59%

    3rd = 45-49%

    Pass = 40-44%

    Fail = 0-39%

    How individual module grades add up to your toal grade differs between unis

    As for Masters I think it depends on the subject, as far as I know nowhere doing my subject (economics) would let you in with less than 2:1 but other subjects you may only need a 2:2..........
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You need at least a 2.2 to go onto a PGCE, which is masters level.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What do these grades mean? Does it affect where you can do your masters?
    :yes: - most masters courses specigy a 2.1 or a 2.2 with experience in the field. although you can get onto some post grad certiicate or diploma courses with a 2.2.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How come there aren't any levels to a first eg a 1:1 or 1:2?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    satehen wrote:
    How come there aren't any levels to a first eg a 1:1 or 1:2?

    Yeah thats what I was thinking.
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