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Postgrad degree- Research

Post by SamXO » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:27 pm

Hello All,
A bit of background. im wanting to do clinical psychology. I graduated with a 2:1 in Psychology (BSc) and thereafter I spent 6 months working in a residential setting with people with dementia and now I am a clinical support worker in an assessment and treatment unit for people with Learning Disabilities. Ive been in this job for over a year now and recently I've started applying for other support worker jobs or even AP jobs with only a couple of interviews and not any success.

I feel quite stuck so the purpose of this post is to get advice around post graduate research. I know its expensive but I don't mind getting a loan. Im considering doing a research based one as it'll be great to get more research experience and from what ive read; research experience is highly valued in AP's and when applying for the clinical psychology doctorate. Advice from anyone who's gone down this path before? is this a good idea or just a waste of money?
Thanks!
Sam

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Re: Postgrad degree- Research

Post by miriam » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:41 pm

What was your degree percentage? Have you had some feedback on your applications? Based on the applications I receive and review, I'd bet it is what you are writing rather than your qualifications that is the problem.
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Re: Postgrad degree- Research

Post by SamXO » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:12 pm

Hi Miriam, thanks for replying. It’s usually a case of someone with more experience or not answering the questions thoroughly enough (interview stress).
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Re: Postgrad degree- Research

Post by miriam » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:35 pm

If you are getting interviews then it isn't a lack of qualifications either, so I'd focus on interview preparations and mock interviews.
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