I am currently applying to a Master's programme at a strong university in the UK and began doubting my chances of getting in.
I completed my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics at a large research university in the UK a few years ago but my grades were below the 2:1 UK grade minimum for this course by a few percent. I have since worked at a large company doing data science and research and really enjoyed the work. I have been doing well here, getting some strong programming skills as well in Python and R. I also published an application paper on machine learning at a conference and presented at some others as well and have experience working on research projects.
However, I am worried that my chances are low because my grades have not been the greatest and that they will overlook my work experience. Do I still have a chance?