Try for PhD or a Second MS

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13-Jun-18, 16:47
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posted about 2 months ago
The OP say that he passed these 2 modules of 20 credits each. Even if they were re-sits/re-submissions, they would still be capped at 50%, and not 0%. I really cannot see a situation where 40 credits out of 180 is treated as 0% as a matter of course, yet that 0% is still counted towards an average based on 180 credits.

I'd like to know which uni this is, and I can go and check on their rules, purely to satisfy my personal curiosity.
posted
13-Jun-18, 17:20
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From TreeofLife:
If you can't work basic things like this out for yourself, I struggle to see how you would do a PhD tbh.

That's a bit harsh! I cannot work it out either and I have a PhD already...
posted
14-Jun-18, 13:25
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From chaotic1328:
The OP say that he passed these 2 modules of 20 credits each. Even if they were re-sits/re-submissions, they would still be capped at 50%, and not 0%. I really cannot see a situation where 40 credits out of 180 is treated as 0% as a matter of course, yet that 0% is still counted towards an average based on 180 credits.

I'd like to know which uni this is, and I can go and check on their rules, purely to satisfy my personal curiosity.


You're right, there's obviously an error somewhere. No university would have a policy of a unit is pass/fail but is included in the overall 180 credits at 0% either way.
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14-Jun-18, 14:02
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posted about 2 months ago
Hi Guys,

sorry for late response, I got in contact with my University (University of Edinburgh), My tobe Supervisor @ Imperial and of course the admissions committee @ Imperial.

So long story short,
Edinburgh confirmed that my avg is 65 which is calculated excluding these two modules. Imperial admissions said no its 54, so now they are discussing internally.

I would not have followed up with my university if it wasn't for the supervisor I was in contact with @ Imperial.
He basically forced me to investigate this issue as he wanted me as his student (@TreeOfLife, he is btw a from MIT, and according to him my research statement was way better than the "perfect-scored" students he interviewed... be a little less judgemental in your comments from now on. ;-) )

@tru, pm, bewildered : I didnt resit or fail any modules, infact my larger credit modules (Thesis, other 20Credit modules) were all > 75%. I am a bit of a "risk-taker" so I also took some management modules which I ended up hating and barely passed :-D .. which in turn affected my avg overall.

Anyways, I got into the Technical University of Munich, which is equally better.

As an advice, i should probably post this somewhere for MS students. Check the modules you take and make sure they are "graded", if you are planning for a Ph.D

Thanks everyone..
case closed :D
posted
14-Jun-18, 17:29
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From Saadliaqat:
Hi Guys,

So long story short,
Edinburgh confirmed that my avg is 65 which is calculated excluding these two modules. Imperial admissions said no its 54, so now they are discussing internally.

I would not have followed up with my university if it wasn't for the supervisor I was in contact with @ Imperial.
He basically forced me to investigate this issue as he wanted me as his student (@TreeOfLife, he is btw a from MIT, and according to him my research statement was way better than the "perfect-scored" students he interviewed... be a little less judgemental in your comments from now on. ;-) )

Anyways, I got into the Technical University of Munich, which is equally better.

As an advice, i should probably post this somewhere for MS students. Check the modules you take and make sure they are "graded", if you are planning for a Ph.D

Thanks everyone..
case closed :D


As Alice might say, curiouser and curiouser.

First it was 69% not including the '0%' modules, not it is 65. Edinburgh, who first gave you a 'Pass', has now changed your grade to a Merit, with Imperial Admission insisting that you still have a Pass, and they are discussing this internally. I would like to know how Imperial can affect grades given out by Edinburgh. Either you have a Merit, or a Pass. It is Edinburgh's decision. Imperial has no say in this.

Furthermore, Your proposal is better than a 'perfect-scored' student, according to an Imperial academic, and he wants you to be his student so much that he is challenging Admission.

Finally, Technical University of Munich is 'equally better'.

Nice trolling!
posted
14-Jun-18, 19:14
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posted about 2 months ago
As Alice might say, curiouser and curiouser.

First it was 69% not including the '0%' modules, not it is 65. Edinburgh, who first gave you a 'Pass', has now changed your grade to a Merit, with Imperial Admission insisting that you still have a Pass, and they are discussing this internally. I would like to know how Imperial can affect grades given out by Edinburgh. Either you have a Merit, or a Pass. It is Edinburgh's decision. Imperial has no say in this.

Furthermore, Your proposal is better than a 'perfect-scored' student, according to an Imperial academic, and he wants you to be his student so much that he is challenging Admission.

Finally, Technical University of Munich is 'equally better'.

Nice trolling![/quote]

Ok, if you read from start, 69% was from the online tool (gradehub), 65% percent is what was told to me from Edinburgh after I asked them to clarify my overall percentage specifically regarding the two modules that only have a pass.

Now for point #2, imperial academic challenging admission .. firstly I never mentioned he challenged admissions directly. He insisted that I investigate the issue of rejection further.

now for TUM, ... well I was not just going to apply for Imperial and hope for acceptance right ?, So, I applied to around 5-8 Universities for similar projects (my field is big-data systems).
Yes, after rejection from Imperial i got demotivated and started thinking that maybe I should do a second MS and then go for a PhD. Which is why I opened up this thread.

take care.
bye bye
posted
14-Jun-18, 21:59
edited about 13 seconds later
Avatar for chaotic1328
posted about 2 months ago
Quote From Saadliaqat:


Ok, if you read from start, 69% was from the online tool (gradehub), 65% percent is what was told to me from Edinburgh after I asked them to clarify my overall percentage specifically regarding the two modules that only have a pass.



If Edinburgh had 'clarified' that your overall marks is 65%, how come they gave you a Pass for your Master's?Will you be returning your parchment for them send you a new one?


Lastly, why would you need gradehub to work out your overall average when Edinburgh would have supplied you with a full transcript, based on which you can easily work your average using any spreadsheet, especially when 'Big Data' is your field?

So long and thanks for all the fish!
posted
15-Jun-18, 08:28
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posted about 2 months ago
Lol @chaotic, and I got told I was being harsh and too judgemental! Glad I was not the only one that found this thread odd!
posted
15-Jun-18, 22:11
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posted about 2 months ago
I'm bewildered (not trying to be you or anything, Bewildered, if you're still about somewhere)... But all's well that ends well! : D

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