I have a few PhDs I want to apply for, and they both say applicants must hold or expect to hold a 2:1 first degree
They also mention anyone also holding a Masters Degree as an extra
Surely this is discrimation not everyone has a 2:1 (I myself a 2:2 and a masters), would it be worth actually filling in the form and applying! (when they'll just say "no 2:1, move on next student")
I thought a masters would give you edge or at least hopefully an interview so you can prove you can do a PhD?
just checking if people have encountered similar situations?
The entry requirments are quite often based upon the funding bodies requirements, if you are self funded you may be able to get away with a 2.2 on your first degree, like Rouge said contact the potential sup.
In respect to masters the general rule of thumb is that a good masters grade pushes up your orignal degree result by one class in the eyes of the research councils. I.E 2.2 + Masters Distinction would most likely meet the 2.1 requirment.
Hope that helps!
Discrimination (in the legal sense of the word) implies unequal and unjust treatment. As a degree mark is thought by most to be an indicator of academic ability, it is not unjust to select on this basis. Thus it is not discrimination from a legal perspective.
Of course from a semantic viewpoint, ANY method of selection is discrimination, as the word is a synonym for "distinguishing between".
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