I’ve just been speaking to a very helpful person at Birkbeck College regarding the enquiry I made last week about the masters courses run by their department of psychological sciences.
He suggested that I should call them back in February as there was a good chance that Birkbeck would also be cancelling its psychology masters courses for new students with effect from October 2012 – the next start date. When I asked why, he suggested that it was down to there being too much competition for students and also that their existing courses probably needed a complete redesign, as they weren’t working very well at the moment. It’s an honest, if slightly strange sales technique I suppose!
This is all beginning to get rather disheartening. Still, if there’s lots of competition for students, it must mean that there is something out there for me! It’s just finding it that seems to be rather tricky at the moment. Maybe I’ll have better luck with Leicester University after their prospectus arrives.