(Original post by hayls9335)
Hello, I keep repeatedly hearing how far fetched it is for me to apply to MMU because it's so difficult to get into. However the Which website states 92% of applicants were accepted onto the course I have chosen, which i personally think is quite high!
1) Can you confirm the accuracy of this percentage?
2) Do you offer any childcare facilities at the University?
3) I have 2 children under 3 years old. I currently live in wakefield and wouldn't be planning on moving. Do you think it would be far fetched for me to presume I could commute to uni every day?
4) I'm currently studying an Access course as a mature student (26) Do you accept many Access students?
5) Your'e the only Uni within distance that offers the GBC to the BPS, Would me applying for other universities with the same course (but without the GBC option) be a waste of time? I've spoken to previous students from other unis who are still struggling to find work in their preffered area
The percentage shown on the Which University website is calculated using data from UCAS so it is usually quite accurate. The percentage shows the people who were made an offer last year, but this does not necessarily mean that they met the conditions of their offer. Due to the popularity of the course, we don't usually confirm offers to those who miss out on the conditions of their offer. However, I would let this put you off!
If you meet/or are predicted to meet our entry requirements for the BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology, and have a strong personal statement and reference, then you have a strong chance of being made an offer. What I would say about our Psychology courses is that they are some of our most popular, so tend to close early on. It is therefore best to get your application in by the 15th January to ensure your application is considered before places fill.
Unfortunately we do not have any childcare facilities on campus
We do have students commuting to us from Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield, Liverpool etc so it is definitely doable. Our campus is a 5-10 minute walk from Oxford Road Station and a 15-20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station. You would just need to be prepared for some early mornings, and late evenings due to the commute.
We consider Access courses for entry on to the BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology, and Access applicants are treated the same as applicants with A Levels and BTEC's. We would be looking for 120 UCAS points from the Access which will need to be in a relevant subject such as Psychology, Social Science, Biology/Human Sciences or Health Professions.
With regards to the GBC with BPS, it would depend on what career you wanted to go into. If you wanted to become a Forensic Psychologist, then you will need the GBC with BPS in to complete further training to become qualified. It is therefore advisable to look for courses with GBC if this is the career you are interested in.
If you don't want to become a Psychologist, then GBC with BPS isn't essential, and a non-accredited degree can lead in to a variety of careers with great success. However the GBC can give you an advantage over those applicants without it for some jobs. It therefore really depends on the career that you want.
We have an open day on the 24th November which you might find useful if you are free? There will be course tutors there who will be happy to have a chat with you about the course.
I hope this helps! If you have any more questions I am happy to help