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    (Original post by Aethelred)
    Have you considered the Open University? They do an MSc in Psychological Research Methods, for example.
    Best advice.

    http://www3.open.ac.uk/courses/bin/p12.dll?Q01F20

    Work/do voluntary experience and take this Masters.
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    Almost forgot to say, contact some people who are responsible for selection/recruitment into the area you're interested in and ask them. They'll probably give the best advice :yes:
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    (Original post by mickeyfit)
    employers will still refer to your UG result.
    why is that?
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    I have just graduated with a 2:2 law degree. I was 1.3% off a 2:1 and I have been offered and accepted a masters degree in Media Law, Policy and Practice. I hope that by taking this masters I will enjoy the course as I will specialise i this subject (as my desired career is to become a Media Lawyer) but also to improve my academic record and commitment to studying the law.

    Does anyone have the same idea as me?

    I think people should not get disheartened that they recieved a 2:2, it is stressed everywhere that work experience is a crucial factor that you should have when applying for employment. You got a 2:2 and yes at current the recession and the lack of employment and redundancies are increasing, however this should not be the be all and end all of your university career.
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    If you get a 2.1 see if you can apply to the Uni you went to, they may be more flexible, even if they don't advertise it. I was ok, got a 2.1 but some people I know did MSc's at Sheffield on a 2.2 which advertised 2.1
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    (Original post by *lulu7*)
    I have just graduated with a 2:2 law degree. I was 1.3% off a 2:1 and I have been offered and accepted a masters degree in Media Law, Policy and Practice. I hope that by taking this masters I will enjoy the course as I will specialise i this subject (as my desired career is to become a Media Lawyer) but also to improve my academic record and commitment to studying the law.

    Does anyone have the same idea as me?

    I think people should not get disheartened that they recieved a 2:2, it is stressed everywhere that work experience is a crucial factor that you should have when applying for employment. You got a 2:2 and yes at current the recession and the lack of employment and redundancies are increasing, however this should not be the be all and end all of your university career.
    here, here i agree lulu7, work experience should account for alot more as it shows application of theories etc and applying them to pratical knowledge.....but in psychology, for the doctorate in psychology- some places won't look at you if you have a 2,2 + Msc + work experience/voluntary- i find that crazy!!:woo::eek3:!!

    Hope you enjoy your Msc this year !
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Taken from one of the links I have already previously posted, one of the forum members collated all of their replies from enquiring to universities about having a 2.2 and applying to the d.clin.psych.
    By the sounds of things though that candidate had a 2.2 + a strong MSc + a PhD when applying for the DClinPsych, which just illustrates how mental the competition is.

    My mum has a DClinPsych from Salomans - she applied to one of the first batch of applicants in the late 1990s, and by then she'd been a practitioner for 20 years in addition to have good previous degrees (2.1 and a distinction IIRC). My partner has an MSc in neuropsych also, but the course he was on only took candidates with firsts. Psychology seems to have really stiff competition at postgrad level - but then I get the impression that most of the clinical NHS or BPS linked places are funded, so there are far fewer of them than when the universities are making the 'market' number of places available.
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    (Original post by IlexAquifolium)
    By the sounds of things though that candidate had a 2.2 + a strong MSc + a PhD when applying for the DClinPsych, which just illustrates how mental the competition is.

    My mum has a DClinPsych from Salomans - she applied to one of the first batch of applicants in the late 1990s, and by then she'd been a practitioner for 20 years in addition to have good previous degrees (2.1 and a distinction IIRC). My partner has an MSc in neuropsych also, but the course he was on only took candidates with firsts. Psychology seems to have really stiff competition at postgrad level - but then I get the impression that most of the clinical NHS or BPS linked places are funded, so there are far fewer of them than when the universities are making the 'market' number of places available.
    Sorry to derail the thread, but where was that?
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    Hello Kels488,

    I was wondering how it turned out for you as i have a friend in a similar position?

    Thank You
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    Hi Kels488,

    I was wondering how it all turned out for you, i have a friend in a similar situation?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by googstudent101)
    Hi Kels488,

    I was wondering how it all turned out for you, i have a friend in a similar situation?

    Thanks
    The OP hasn't logged into TSR since December last year, so you may not get a response.
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    (Original post by googstudent101)
    Hi Kels488,

    I was wondering how it all turned out for you, i have a friend in a similar situation?

    Thanks
    If it helps, I have a 2.2 in psychology, but went onto complete a few MScs, completed my PhD last year and now I'm on a health psychology doctorate. It is possible to succeed with a 2.2 (although difficult in some places).

    Thinking about clinical doctorate to obtain dual chartership. But my 2.2 WILL hold me back from some places (Despite doctorates!) so have to carefully apply to unis which accept graduates with 2.2s.
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    (Original post by newman24x)
    why is that?
    1) Simple a criterion to filter out, so no further reason, just competition.
    2) It might be simpler to compare two candidates. But as soon as 1) does not apply it is just a factor between other and you could be as well rejected for other reasons or taken, just because your Master prepared you better.

    It is allways desirable to have the perfect CV and it will be allways easier to get a job/whatever with a perfect CV, but that does not mean people with no perfect CV are automatically out of the game, before life started.
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    (Original post by Nathanielle)
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    Zombie thread. The question you answered is nearly five years old.
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    (Original post by Klix88)
    Zombie thread. The question you answered is nearly five years old.
    Simply too late for me.
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    I think you should consider doing your Master's abroad. Many EU countries, such as Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, offer postgraduate degrees in English and do often take students with lower qualifications, as their focus is more on your personal motivational letter and experience in general. Most of these countries also have low tuition fees or are completely free (e.g. University of Lund in Sweden, or University of Copenhagen in Denmark, which are still among the top 50 in Europe)
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    I have a 2.2 at undergraduate and I'm finishing an MRes in research methods. I think what helped me most was the fact I had some work experience in the real world.

    2.2's make life a little harder, but its not the end of the world. Once you get into PG study, its the quality and originality of your research (and research interests) that is important, your 2.2 is less important, especially as time goes on.
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    (Original post by JamesyC)
    I have a 2.2 at undergraduate and I'm finishing an MRes in research methods. I think what helped me most was the fact I had some work experience in the real world.

    2.2's make life a little harder, but its not the end of the world. Once you get into PG study, its the quality and originality of your research (and research interests) that is important, your 2.2 is less important, especially as time goes on.
    Hey James,

    Sounds like a similar experience

    My 2.2 is much issue of an issue after lots of postgraduate study (MSc, MSc, PGCert, PhD, current professional psychology doctorate) and my 2.2 is almost never brought up. However, I will still be excluded from jobs/courses which require a 2.1 at undergrad level despite postgraduate stuff, which is annoying, but just the way it goes I guess. Academic snobbery and all that.

    Best of luck to those of you with a 2.2, just takes a little more hard work and dedication to pull through.
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    I would be so embarrassed with a 2:2.
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    Probably not the most helpful of posts Josh!

    Yes, it can be embarrassing sometimes, but it's not the end of the world. I hardly ever think about my 2.2 and it's not mentioned at all these days. If someone wants to challenge me on my academic merit, bring it on
 
 
 
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