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    I am pretty sure this is a bad idea but I wanted ask other people. I am 23 and am considering applying for Uni 18/19. I studied Drama, film studies and English Lit for A-Levels and went on to do a HND in Journalism. I couldn't go to uni after that for health reasons and just really want to go back to make more of my life. The subjects that I am interested in now could not be further from the subjects I studied at school. I am considering neurology and/or Mental Health nursing. I read up about these a lot and have a lot of knowledge on them anyway (I am epileptic) and I know that doesn't necessarily make me an expert but this is something I am really interested in. Is it a bad idea to apply for courses like these considering I have a media studies background? Any advice is appreciated.
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    I am pretty sure this is a bad idea but I wanted ask other people. I am 23 and am considering applying for Uni 18/19. I studied Drama, film studies and English Lit for A-Levels and went on to do a HND in Journalism. I couldn't go to uni after that for health reasons and just really want to go back to make more of my life. The subjects that I am interested in now could not be further from the subjects I studied at school. I am considering neurology and/or Mental Health nursing. I read up about these a lot and have a lot of knowledge on them anyway (I am epileptic) and I know that doesn't necessarily make me an expert but this is something I am really interested in. Is it a bad idea to apply for courses like these considering I have a media studies background? Any advice is appreciated.
    University degree courses have entry requirements where you need certain grades and sometimes certain subjects. You may have difficulty meeting those.

    You can normally get round this by getting a relevant A level i.e Biology.
    Your other issue is that the HND will have used funding up and you are limited to how much you can have. As far as I can see that will limit the funding for a neurology degree as they would take your HND funding into account. If your HND funding was 2 years, then that would mean your entitlement would only kick in from second year onwards.

    Degree funding starts at degree + 1, but -2 for the funding, so that would be degree -1 i.e you have to pay first year fees.


    MH nursing is different as its one of the health related degrees where they discount previous loans, so you could start with fresh funding.

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...l-health-nurse

    You need to look up the entrance requirements for a few MH degrees and then you will get an idea what unis require in terms of subjects and grades. theres also the possibility of doing a foundation year which should get past any subject problems.
 
 
 
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