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    Hello,

    I studied foreign languages at university, qualified as a teacher of English as a foreign language and have been working for about six years. I would like to do a Masters but not in the typical pedagogy/education area. I'm interested in language processing and the mechanisms and psychology behind it. There are very few Masters in this niche area and I could specialise in it through modules on a general Cognitive Neuroscience programme, I believe.

    The problem is the entry requirements (prior degree in psychology with bio). My background is almost purely languages and some linguistics. My GCSE science grades aren't very good. I did Psychology A-level (C) and some modules from my degree were in Second Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics.

    Is it unrealistic to aspire to this course? What kind of evidence would admissions look for to see that I have the prior knowledge? (I'm thinking of retaking some GCSE science courses or maybe A-levels online as well as other online courses on Coursera etc.)

    Thank you for any advice! I know this is very specific but it's a dilemma for me as I don't know where to start.
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    (Original post by xJessx)
    Hello,

    I studied foreign languages at university, qualified as a teacher of English as a foreign language and have been working for about six years. I would like to do a Masters but not in the typical pedagogy/education area. I'm interested in language processing and the mechanisms and psychology behind it. There are very few Masters in this niche area and I could specialise in it through modules on a general Cognitive Neuroscience programme, I believe.

    The problem is the entry requirements (prior degree in psychology with bio). My background is almost purely languages and some linguistics. My GCSE science grades aren't very good. I did Psychology A-level (C) and some modules from my degree were in Second Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics.

    Is it unrealistic to aspire to this course? What kind of evidence would admissions look for to see that I have the prior knowledge? (I'm thinking of retaking some GCSE science courses or maybe A-levels online as well as other online courses on Coursera etc.)

    Thank you for any advice! I know this is very specific but it's a dilemma for me as I don't know where to start.
    email the universities and ask specifically what they d like you to do.
 
 
 

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