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Hi,
I'm a Scottish Student and I finished a degree in Nursing (mental health) 2yrs ago. I have persisted with this but I am really unhappy in the job and have always aspired to study Psychology and pursue a career as a Psychologist. I would like to apply to study a second degree but I've no idea about funding and tuition that I would receive.
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A conversion course may be your best bet in this case, although you would only get a postgraduate loan if it was a Masters rather than a Postgraduate Diploma
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I agree with bones - a conversion course such as http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/p...gy/psychology/ - might be your best bet. I think you should have a good grounding already with your mental health nursing degree.

Unfortunately I have no idea about funding -- I know you can get a postgraduate loan in England, but not sure about Scotland
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If you want to be a psychologist you'd have to do a clinical psychology doctorate and those are very competitive.
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Not strictly true - there are many different areas of psychology and many different ways of getting there. I'm guessing the OP wants to be a clinical psychologist (due to MH nursing), in which case I'd say their experience and first degree would make them a very competitive candidate.
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Thank you for all the replies! I've e-mailed a few universities to see where I stand as an adult returner. I can keep working as a nurse part time to fund my studies so it would be more about where I would apply and who would accept me. By the time of application I would be 3 years qualified and started the course 4 years. So I hope this would stand me in good stead in terms of professional experience.

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