I wanted to create something for those of us applying to masters programs. Apologies if this has been done!
I am currently awaiting a response from 4 schools. Keep checking for updates everyday. It’s been stressful!
Have you heard anything back? Interviews scheduled or completed? How did it go? Any advice?
I wish you all the best of luck!
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I have applied to study my masters at Plymouth, Wolverhampton, Birmingham Worcester Uni and BCUDidnt get offers for Wolves or Birmingham ,but knew I wouldn't as didn't meet criteria. Had a interview for Worcester and achieved a unconditional offerAlso had a Plymouth interview offerI have my BCU interview next week! Dont know what to expect for that interview! am nervous as would like to go to Birmingham, Where has everyone else applied?
I applied for MMU, Liverpool John Moores, Uclan and Salford. I have had sucsesfull interviews at salford and Uclan, awaiting my interview results from MMU and Liverpool John moores Interview is on Wednesday, Still haven't decided however UCLAN is looking ontop for me. The only thing I'm confused about is the funding as it seems you get more from the Post Graduate loan than the bursary. Advice for interviews is research current news in social work and know your legislation.
The funding is a nightmare isnt it!?you get £10k off the govt loan and that has to stretch over the two years, seems a bit unfair as most masters are only 1yearI think it depends on the uni as to the bursary amounts, but i know when i went to Plymouth they gave you the bursary in bits, so x amount went to student loans and x amount to you each year ( from memory) so each uni probably has different ways of dealing with itI was advised at Plymouth to apply for the loan and if you get the bursary decide which one you want (as you cant have both)For me ill probs need to take either the loan or bursary and a CPD loan because its just so expensive! what sources did you use to read up on legislation ?
I’m new to the board and only applied for spots last week I have an interview scheduled for worchester in early March. I see some of ye have already done yours there. Could ye talk me through how it went and what I might expect? I am from Ireland so I applied all sorts of places for all sorts of reasons. 2 unis in Liverpool, worchester, Birmingham and Middlesex due to the accelerated programme. Any help ye could give me on this would be great Cos it’s my first time applying for anything in the UK I’m kind of nervous. Thanks 🤗
I would love to commute honestly but I think Ireland to England might be a stretch 😂 I haven’t heard back from Birmingham yet. I’m not sure I have the maths results to qualify for any of them. It’s way different here they don’t take secondary school. Results into account for masters at all only degree results and experience. So my D in pass Maths May come back to haunt me yet 🙄 are you considering worchester at all or as a last result? It appealed to me because during classroom teaching time it’s only 3 days on campus leaving time hopefully to work. I don’t know it’s very confusing
I would be hoping to save enough from work over here to cover me for those periods. Disaster. It’s gonna be tough tho it’s hard to go from a full time wage back to student life. You said all the questions were pretty standard. Did they ask anything regarding legislation? I am familiar with the Irish legislation for children and vulnerable adults but would have to brush up on the UK versions. Also anything else specific you can remember I would really appreciate Cos I am a worrier 🙈 I hope I get accepted and you choose there too would be nice to know one person in the country 😂
How did your second interview go amy
I’m biased obviously but I hope ya pick Worcester. Well done on the two successful offers 💪🏽
Good to see other people applying for the MA on here!
I have acceptances from London South Bank, Goldsmiths and Manchester and I have my interview at Sussex tomorrow.
How are people funding? I am really hoping it'll be do-able for me. The postgraduate loan will help but the cost is split over the two years so it may still be tough... I am going to sell my car and try to get about £2.5k together before I go. Thing is, I'll need to move away so I will have to factor in rent also...
Is anyone else moving away or are people living at home? I'm 27 and haven't lived with my mum in five years so that can't happen!
Hello :-) It's so nice to find others who are planning to study the MA Social Work programme! I recently secured a place at Sunderland Uni for the Sept 2019 start. Good luck to those of you awaiting interview, I didn't find it too difficult despite working myself up about it beforehand!
The funding situation is worrying isn't it!?I was planning on moving away but cant see how you can financially do it so have decided to stay at home. Even with staying at home I am worried about money. The £10 000 govt loan wont cover my tuition fees if I go to BCU and if I go to Worcester it will only cover my tuition fees.So in both instances I am going to have little to nothing to live off! I haven't been to either of my University's open days yet so I am planning on grilling them about the bursary situation then, as I find it really unclear. I was planning on working the days I'm not in Uni but I'm worried now that's not really an option with such a intense course!Does anybody know if the placements are paid? I know there is a travel allowance for them...Its a nightmare!