2:1 and 2:2 which university is which?


marianby
Hello!

Are there any universities that have a 2:2 requirement instead of a 2:1?
Hello!

Are there any universities that have a 2:2 requirement instead of a 2:1?
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beicon
I don't think so... at least not officialy. For instance, there was this one time when I logged into University of Greenwhich's webpage (i.e., an university that is far from being a top institution in the UK) and I saw they require a 2.1... my point is: in the UK universities will always ask for a 2.1 at least.
I don't think so... at least not officialy. For instance, there was this one time when I logged into University of Greenwhich's webpage (i.e., an university that is far from being a top institution in the UK) and I saw they require a 2.1... my point is: in the UK universities will always ask for a 2.1 at least.
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johannahj
Now they require a 2:2.

http://www.gre.ac.uk/courses/pg/law/intllaw

It is not unusual at all for Law Schools to require a 2:2 for the LLM. If their web sites say "second class degree" without "upper" or "good" before, that is an indication that they require a 2:2 only.
Now they require a 2:2.

http://www.gre.ac.uk/courses/pg/law/intllaw

It is not unusual at all for Law Schools to require a 2:2 for the LLM. If their web sites say "second class degree" without "upper" or "good" before, that is an indication that they require a 2:2 only.
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Sunnylady
Assuming we have 100 UK unis with law faculties, about 70percent (possible a higher percentage) of them will admit applicants with 2.2's and some will even accept 3rd class degree; regardless of the requirements stated on their webpages.
Assuming we have 100 UK unis with law faculties, about 70percent (possible a higher percentage) of them will admit applicants with 2.2's and some will even accept 3rd class degree; regardless of the requirements stated on their webpages.
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Kerfuffle
Sunnylady is correct - you'll find most law schools will admit LLM students with a 2.2, and chances of success are higher if you're paying international fees.

With the exception of maybe 5-10 law schools who have enough applicants to be selective; most of the rest will be putting bums on seats.

There are quite a few specifically say they'll consider lower second class students without needing additional strengths (work experience etc): eg. Birmingham, BPP, Bedfordshire, Dundee, Aberystwyth, Lancashire.
Sunnylady is correct - you'll find most law schools will admit LLM students with a 2.2, and chances of success are higher if you're paying international fees.

With the exception of maybe 5-10 law schools who have enough applicants to be selective; most of the rest will be putting bums on seats.

There are quite a few specifically say they'll consider lower second class students without needing additional strengths (work experience etc): eg. Birmingham, BPP, Bedfordshire, Dundee, Aberystwyth, Lancashire.

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beicon
I don't think so... at least not officialy. For instance, there was this one time when I logged into University of Greenwhich's webpage (i.e., an university that is far from being a top institution in the UK) and I saw they require a 2.1... my point is: in the UK universities will always ask for a 2.1 at least.


Just to be perfectly clear, my post regards only the official positions most universities tend to adopt... in the end, of course, given the number of applicants and the number of schools offering LLMs, there is load of universities that take 2:2 or even thirds into their programmes. Like Kerfuffle said, only a handful of universities can indeed reject most applicants (and therefore you need a first or a 2:1 to get in) because of the number of people wanting a seat on their programmes...
<blockquote>I don't think so... at least not officialy. For instance, there was this one time when I logged into University of Greenwhich's webpage (i.e., an university that is far from being a top institution in the UK) and I saw they require a 2.1... my point is: in the UK universities will always ask for a 2.1 at least. </blockquote>

Just to be perfectly clear, my post regards only the official positions most universities tend to adopt... in the end, of course, given the number of applicants and the number of schools offering LLMs, there is load of universities that take 2:2 or even thirds into their programmes. Like Kerfuffle said, only a handful of universities can indeed reject most applicants (and therefore you need a first or a 2:1 to get in) because of the number of people wanting a seat on their programmes...
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