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    I'm studying with the OU at the moment for a psychology degree, I went straight onto doing this from GCSEs and then a one year apprenticeship where I gained an NVQ level 2 so I have no a levels. I'm hoping to go onto postgraduate study at a brick Uni or a graduate training scheme after I finish my degree but will my lack of A levels set me back?
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    Hope not.

    I'm in the same position, I want to go onto postgraduate and I don't have A levels.

    I cant imagine a uni turning someone down with a degree just cause they didn't do A levels years ago, surely It's the classification and subject of the degree that matters.
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    Depends on the degree. Some require a lot of prior knowledge in the subject (especially the hard sciences) while others more or less depend on your learning and reasoning abilities. For psychology, I'd say a good foundation in biology, mathematics, and perhaps sociology may be beneficial.
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    Some graduate training schemes require certain UCAS points. You might find your options are limited there even after completing a degree.
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    Thank you all for your help. Do you reckon I should be trying to gain some A levels while I do my degree?
    I think the most likely things I'll want to be doing afterwards is either a Master of Nursing course or a PGCE....do you think these are likely to need A levels?
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    (Original post by SpottedZebra)
    Thank you all for your help. Do you reckon I should be trying to gain some A levels while I do my degree?
    I think the most likely things I'll want to be doing afterwards is either a Master of Nursing course or a PGCE....do you think these are likely to need A levels?
    This is probably a good idea. It's what I'll have to do if i wanna go onto masters.

    Look at the uni websites that your thinking of applying to for the entry requirements of the masters you wanna do, i have and now know what i need to get in.
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    This is probably a good idea. It's what I'll have to do if i wanna go onto masters.

    Look at the uni websites that your thinking of applying to for the entry requirements of the masters you wanna do, i have and now know what i need to get in.
    Thanks.....do you know whether if you need A levels for a postgrad course, it will always say on the entry requirements? I'm worried some might not say, then I'll apply and get rejected because of it.
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    This is the problem I'm having (finding the entry requirements).

    Sorry I've only been looking at physics and astrophysics but most unis I've looked at so far require at least 2 A*/AA A levels. This seems the best place to study A levels online and the cheapest

    http://www.oxfordcollege.ac/courses/a-level-courses

    Some say get in contact to find out if you have the requirements so maybe that's what you should do.
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    (Original post by SpottedZebra)
    Thanks.....do you know whether if you need A levels for a postgrad course, it will always say on the entry requirements? I'm worried some might not say, then I'll apply and get rejected because of it.
    Email them and ask - but when you do you must make it clear you're applying in future years as otherwise you may just get answers like "the deadline has passed" or "there are no more spaces, sorry".
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    (Original post by louise6427)
    This is the problem I'm having (finding the entry requirements).

    Sorry I've only been looking at physics and astrophysics but most unis I've looked at so far require at least 2 A*/AA A levels. This seems the best place to study A levels online and the cheapest

    http://www.oxfordcollege.ac/courses/a-level-courses

    Some say get in contact to find out if you have the requirements so maybe that's what you should do.
    Thank you is that undergrad or postgrad courses that you've found with those entry requirements?
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    Email them and ask - but when you do you must make it clear you're applying in future years as otherwise you may just get answers like "the deadline has passed" or "there are no more spaces, sorry".
    thanks, I emailed and got a reply saying a levels aren't needed for the particular postgrad degree Im interested in. But debating whether to do a levels anyway, as other applicants will have them
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    (Original post by SpottedZebra)
    thanks, I emailed and got a reply saying a levels aren't needed for the particular postgrad degree Im interested in. But debating whether to do a levels anyway, as other applicants will have them
    The other thing to worrying about is funding. Many people get grants to pay their postgrad fees as otherwise it's very expensive. Will you be eligible for sources of funding without A Levels? People do struggle to obtain funding, so you won't want to limit your options.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    The other thing to worrying about is funding. Many people get grants to pay their postgrad fees as otherwise it's very expensive. Will you be eligible for sources of funding without A Levels? People do struggle to obtain funding, so you won't want to limit your options.
    Thank you, I will look into that I think everyone on the course is funded by an NHS bursary but I will have a look
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    (Original post by SpottedZebra)
    Thank you is that undergrad or postgrad courses that you've found with those entry requirements?
    I was looking at masters when I found those requirements but some just want a first or 2:1 degree.
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    (Original post by louise6427)
    I was looking at masters when I found those requirements but some just want a first or 2:1 degree.
    Ahh ok, all the ones I've looked at only ask for a degree but I guess physics is pretty competitive
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    (Original post by SpottedZebra)
    Ahh ok, all the ones I've looked at only ask for a degree but I guess physics is pretty competitive
    I know, one of the hardest thing to study too :bawling:
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    (Original post by louise6427)
    I know, one of the hardest thing to study too :bawling:
    Good luck in getting in anyway I'm sure you can do it!
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    Good luck in getting in anyway I'm sure you can do it!
    Aww thank you Good luck too.
 
 
 
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