What to do with a 2:2?
Admissions tutors will not normally accept graduates with a 2:2 unless they have achieved a higher qualification too. Courses are looking for evidence that you have demonstrated academic and research ability of a level commensurate with doctoral level study. Usually this means an MSc or MPhil in which the candidate has successfully completed an applied research project, preferably in an education-related area. Contact the courses directly for more information on their entry criteria.
What funding is available?
Funding is available for places in England through the Educational Psychology Funded Training scheme (EPFT). The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is responsible for the administration of the scheme on behalf of the Department for Education. The application process is managed by the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP).
Please contact the relevant Universities directly for information on funding opportunities in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
We don’t offer any student bursaries, but do have a Funding Opportunities Database giving details of funding at both postgraduate and post-doctorate levels.
There are also a number of other websites that offer information about postgraduate funding. A few examples are listed below:
- Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
- DirectGov - Funding your postgraduate course
- Learn Direct - Postgraduate Funding
- Prospects - Funding my further study