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    Hi,

    Is a 'pass' at masters enough to get onto another MSc Course?

    I have a 2:1 in English Language and am currently doing the MSc Psychology Conversion part-time. I want to get onto the MSc Forensic Psyc course after, will a pass grade be enough? I am aiming a lot higher but I want to know what the options are.

    Thank you.
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    (Original post by Catk90)
    Hi,

    Is a 'pass' at masters enough to get onto another MSc Course?

    I have a 2:1 in English Language and am currently doing the MSc Psychology Conversion part-time. I want to get onto the MSc Forensic Psyc course after, will a pass grade be enough? I am aiming a lot higher but I want to know what the options are.

    Thank you.
    Unis will have their entry requirements on their webpages so have a look.
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    (Original post by Catk90)
    Hi,

    Is a 'pass' at masters enough to get onto another MSc Course?

    I have a 2:1 in English Language and am currently doing the MSc Psychology Conversion part-time. I want to get onto the MSc Forensic Psyc course after, will a pass grade be enough? I am aiming a lot higher but I want to know what the options are.

    Thank you.
    Hi,

    sorry to hijack your post, but can I kindly ask how your are finding the MSc Psy Conversion course. I'm starting mine in September 2018 with Stafford Uni - any advice, tips or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    Jo
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    (Original post by Joe Bee)
    sorry to hijack your post, but can I kindly ask how your are finding the MSc Psy Conversion course. I'm starting mine in September 2018 with Stafford Uni - any advice, tips or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    Jo
    Hi Jo,

    I am enjoying most of it so far! It's a challenge as I've never studied psyc before. One word of advice, do all the reading the lecturers give you, and read extra if you can! Feel free to message me again if you want any other advice
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    (Original post by Catk90)
    Hi Jo,

    I am enjoying most of it so far! It's a challenge as I've never studied psyc before. One word of advice, do all the reading the lecturers give you, and read extra if you can! Feel free to message me again if you want any other advice
    Thank you for your reply.

    Can you give me a list of your assignments (how many do you have to do) and the world count for the research project? This would help me immensely!
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    (Original post by Catk90)
    Hi Jo,

    I am enjoying most of it so far! It's a challenge as I've never studied psyc before. One word of advice, do all the reading the lecturers give you, and read extra if you can! Feel free to message me again if you want any other advice
    Hi, any advice on whether St Andrews or Nottingham for MSc Psychology Conversion? Sorry to bump in the thread. Thanks
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    Hi, any advice on whether St Andrews or Nottingham for MSc Psychology Conversion? Sorry to bump in the thread. Thanks
    Hi, I wouldn't know sorry, I don't study in either one of those.
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    (Original post by Joe Bee)
    Thank you for your reply.

    Can you give me a list of your assignments (how many do you have to do) and the world count for the research project? This would help me immensely!
    Hi,

    Every university is different so what I study is likely to be done differently at another university. I am also part time so I haven't even thought about dissertations and all that yet!
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    Hi all,

    I studied English lit at undergrad (2.1), am currently on a psychology conversion MSc and in process of waiting to hear back from universities for forensic psychology MSc for next year so hope I can help!

    I'm predicted a distinction for my conversion and have additional experience (I'm an unpaid assistant psychologist in a hospital, a prison volunteer and a paid researcher for my department). I would advise that universities will be looking for a combination of experience and good academic background. I don't think just a pass would be enough because you need to show you have the ability to work at masters level, particularly statistics. I think a merit with some experience would show this as most ask for 2.1 in undergrad psychology. It depends where you want to apply, but I imagine for the best ones you'd need minimum merit.

    RE. research project, mine is 10,000 words and I think this is pretty typical. For the conversion I think it matters less where you study as they offer almost identical programmes. The only difference being in teaching, contacts and facilities. However, it is what you make of it and a conversion masters requires a lot of independent study. Drop out rates are high, at least half of my cohort dropped out in term 1 and a few switched to part time (I'm full time). It is very intense and you'll have never worked harder in your life. Good luck 😁
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    (Original post by Anniepattz)
    Hi all,

    I studied English lit at undergrad (2.1), am currently on a psychology conversion MSc and in process of waiting to hear back from universities for forensic psychology MSc for next year so hope I can help!

    I'm predicted a distinction for my conversion and have additional experience (I'm an unpaid assistant psychologist in a hospital, a prison volunteer and a paid researcher for my department). I would advise that universities will be looking for a combination of experience and good academic background. I don't think just a pass would be enough because you need to show you have the ability to work at masters level, particularly statistics. I think a merit with some experience would show this as most ask for 2.1 in undergrad psychology. It depends where you want to apply, but I imagine for the best ones you'd need minimum merit.

    RE. research project, mine is 10,000 words and I think this is pretty typical. For the conversion I think it matters less where you study as they offer almost identical programmes. The only difference being in teaching, contacts and facilities. However, it is what you make of it and a conversion masters requires a lot of independent study. Drop out rates are high, at least half of my cohort dropped out in term 1 and a few switched to part time (I'm full time). It is very intense and you'll have never worked harder in your life. Good luck 😁
    Hey, this is super useful to hear as I'm planning to start a conversion this September. May I ask what your average workload is like e.g. number of assignments per week/ term? Do you find you can manage your time well, regarding breadth of understanding (set readings, wider reader etc.) vs. time for coursework; as well as a little free time(!)?

    Many thanks in advance J
 
 
 

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