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  1. Sep 25, 2016 #1
    Undergrad degree 2:1.
    I'm about to commence a masters, if I get a merit only, what are my chances of getting phd funding?

    In the UK.
    The university in the UK is a strong one if it makes any difference.

    Thank you.
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  3. Sep 25, 2016 #2


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    Did you do good research? A PhD is mainly about research, if you can prove that you did a good job there (good reference letters?) the coursework results are not that important.

    Universities usually have some rules what you need to start a PhD, and typically you can look them up or ask the universities. Exceptions are often possible for very good candidates. Where "good" is about the research done.
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