I am having a dilemma here. I came to UK in 2006 as an overseas student to complete MBA from Liverpool John Moores. I paid £9000 being an overseas student and passed my post graduate degree in 2007.
Before MBA, I completed B.com(Bachelor in Commerce) a two year degree from India.
Since passing my MBA I have been employed full time and have been naturlised as a British citizen. I started an access course(Pharmacy, medicine and dentistry) in September 2010. Last week I sent an email to all the universities including Liverpool John Moores to askif they accept the access course and will they require me to pass GCSE to obtain grade B in english and Maths.
They all have replied to me stating being an MBA graduate I will be classed as ELQ student and will have to pay between £9000-£10000 a year for MPharm if my application is successfull. I will not qualify for any grants.
I am stuck now as there is no way I can afford to pay £10k a year and I am already half way through my access course where I have been doing very well.
I have never applied for any university grants/loans or support from UK government. I funded my mba from personal finances.
Is there anyway I can avoid being classed as ELQ student. Can I question the criteria as although I have a post graduate degree but I do not have an honours degree. I have checked on NARIC and my first degree is equivalent of A levels/Scottish Diploma.
Can I skip my MBA degree from my UCAS form and what will be the consequences if I do. I will appreciate any help anyone can provide.
MBA graduate without first degree and been told to pay £10000 ayear for MPharm Watch
- Thread Starter
- 29-11-2010 18:23
- 29-11-2010 19:19
Short answer: No.
Long answer: No chance.
- Thread Starter
- 29-11-2010 21:17
Thank you for your reply. Do you know what alternatives are there apart from paying £10k a year? Are there any universities which don't charge extra fee from ELQ students e.g. Welsh/scottish & Irish. I have googled ELq and found out its upto the universities whether they want to charge extra fee from ELQ students or not.
- 29-11-2010 21:20
You will not get round the ELQ regulations.