ET, I know a few people who have done this, but I can never work out why? Why wouldn't you do a relevant Masters??? They're fairly flexible aren't they??? (Had a mate who did an MSc in Programming/IT after a BSc in Psychology) That said (and not really relevant) I'm looking at a CDL for my MSc next year; either that or a normal loan I'll pay of while I study
The second undergraduate option has been utlised by some because its hard to get funding for a postgraduate. I considered doing it my self as I did not get funding for a post grad this year.
Luckally in Scotland things are much better than in England in terms of funding (and almost everything else) I know of no plans to stop second degree funding as yet and there is more postgrad funding per capita.
In my case, I'm switching careers completely, and a conversion MSc in Biology doesn't exist; my first degree result won't be enough to get me into a graduate medical course in either case, sadly...
I'm studying with the OU, who stand to lose a good £30 million-odd as a result of this move; I was just wondering how these cuts had affected course fees in other universities, as the OU is being very reticent about it all.
EDIT: I've just had a call from someone claiming to be from the OU, who now appear to be lobbying for these cuts to be reversed. Apparently, anyone currently studying for a second undergraduate degree is to be exempt from fee increases..