If it helps, I also have had my study plans screwed...again.
I found out that despite having a first class honours degree, a distinction + average, work experience AND a scholarship, I STILL didn't get into the Clinical psychology doctorate.
Not happy Jan.
They said I should see if any of the lecturers will supervise me to start a pure PHD and transfer into the clinical course at a later date. Still hobnobbing on that one.