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    Posted by sassy on 5 April 2022 at 8:59 am

    When an entry requirement states; “2:2 honours degree or EQUIVALENT” does “EQUIVALENT” here mean HND?

    These things are so confusing 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️.

    Moran replied 9 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 12 Replies
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  • Edy

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    5 April 2022 at 10:32 am
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    No, ‘equivalent’ means another recognised academic qualification (e.g. from a different country) that is 2.2.

    • sassy

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      5 April 2022 at 10:43 am
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      Okay, thanks! Let me gently apply for pre masters with my HND

      • Edy

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        5 April 2022 at 11:19 am
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        Pre-masters is another option, but it might be more expensive I guess? You will first have to complete a year of pre-masters and then complete another year of masters which is 2 years in total, and the fee might be higher.

        Whereas, a top-up is one year and only one year of tuition fees.

      • sassy

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        5 April 2022 at 11:23 am
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        Wait, wait! Thought I’ll only get a BA or BSc with top-up not Masters.

      • Edy

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        5 April 2022 at 11:35 am
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        Yes, if you complete a top-up, you will be awarded a BA or BSc undergraduate degree.

      • sassy

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        5 April 2022 at 11:42 am
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        Okay! But some top ups start from the 2nd year instead of only final year

      • Edy

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        5 April 2022 at 11:55 am
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        Yes that’s true, but you have an HND so you can start from year 3. My cousin has an HND from kwara state university and she got admission to study finance in nottingham, a one year top-up course.

      • sassy

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        7 April 2022 at 5:40 pm
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        Thank you Edy for the time.

        What is the difference applying from UCAS and directly from the school

      • Moran

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        8 April 2022 at 11:26 pm
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        Applying through UCAS is usually required when you are applying for an undergraduate course, and sometimes a top-up degree. But usually, you can apply for a top-up degree directly to the university. UCAS is only advisable if you want to apply to multiple universities (up to 5), using one application. You can read our help article here about UCAS.

  • castrol

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    7 April 2022 at 6:05 pm
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    Do you mean 2.2 for master degree or which one? Can someone drop a sure link here for masters in abroad UK, Cyprus or any other

    • sassy

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      7 April 2022 at 6:41 pm
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      No, not 2:2.

      So many schools and courses I saw accept 2:2 honors degrees in their requirements . I was inquiring about HND.

    • Edy

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      7 April 2022 at 9:50 pm
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      I meant undergraduate 2.2. in Nigeria is equivalent to a UK undergraduate 2.2.

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