Can I do a postgraduate in Nursing with a third class degree?

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    I have a third class honours degree from open university and a BSC ordinary degree in health studies from a brick university. I always wanted to do health promotion. The health promotion jobs are very limited or want experience and a drivers licence and it's stressing me out. I really want to do mental health Nursing. Can I do a postgraduate win nursing even if I have a third class degree.
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    I would contact admissions at the uni's that you are interested in and ask them.
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    Query a lot of different universities asking them if they would consider an application from you and if not, what they would recommend you do. Asking around a lot of different universities (even ones that you do not wish to study at) can be useful because some universities might offer you different advice or even a place. I am currently querying lots of different universities as I do not meet entry requirements, a lot of the advice that I have been provided has been really useful. I have also found that some universities would consider me anyway even though I did not think they would (I was just assuming they would give me advice on boosting my grades), it can take a while to hear back (as well as contact the universities in the first place!) but it is so worth it. Talk about your qualifications, relevant work experience, and anything else you feel may boost your chances of them being interested in an application from you.
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    That's really hlepful advice for me too. Thanks.
    How have you one about contacting them - approaching them by email of phone or what? And whom have you spoken to? Thanks
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    (Original post by faykay)
    That's really hlepful advice for me too. Thanks.
    How have you one about contacting them - approaching them by email of phone or what? And whom have you spoken to? Thanks
    I only used email to contact them, but how I went about it varied from University to University. Email would probably work best in the sense that some universities will ask for transcripts and scanned in certificates etc, and the Admissions department sometimes had to consult the head of the course and vice versa.
    I would say email the head of the course if you can find their email address, and if not fire over an email to Admissions as they can forward the email on/provide you with the email address if needs be.
    Some Universities had contact forms specific for that course, which I would recommend filling in. Some of them can take a while to get back to you, but often I have only had to receive one email response. Sometimes there will be back and forth discussions - you having to provide them with past work, certificates etc or clarifying anything for them. Perhaps I would recommend you sending over a scanned in copy of your grades and any course transcripts alongside your query, which would eliminate them wasting time emailing you asking for them, and delaying your end answer even more.
 
 
 
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