PhD offer vs. funding offer

posted
14-Mar-17, 09:29
edited about 22 seconds later
Avatar for glendale123
posted about 5 months ago
Hi everyone,

Last week I got a funding offer (which I accepted) and was told I need 2.1 in my MSci to obtain that. I assumed my university would offer me something similar, however they've offered me a conditional place dependent on me getting a first class degree. I was expecting perhaps getting an offer of 65% or above.

I'm a borderline 2.1/1st student and my final grade is sort of dependent on what I get in my Masters thesis. But I'll definitely get a 2.1 and I also have a (very good) supervisor sorted - so sort of thought my PhD was guaranteed and that getting funding was going to be the hard part.

Does anyone know anything about failing to meet conditional PhD offers?
posted
14-Mar-17, 12:24
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 5 months ago
I wouldn't worry, they will most likely accept you with a 2.1, in the same way they usually accept undergraduates who miss their grade only slightly.

If you don't quite get a first, then contact the uni and see what they can do.

Also explain to your MSci project supervisor that you really need a first for the PhD and ask what you can do to get this grade...

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