29-08-2011, 10:19 PM #1
law Student wanting to study medicine... any Hope?
I am currently a second year law student. However as much as I love studying law, I have come to realise that I do not really want to pursue law as a career.
I have looked around this website and have generally found the advice given to people has been really helpful. Basically my academic background consists of 4 A Levels in english lit (C), Law (A) History (A) and EQP (A) and my GCSEs mainly consist of Bs and Cs in the majority of my subjects.
With my Law degree I managed to obtain a 1st last year and am predicted to achieve a 1st this year, which of course leads me to my problem!!. Would it be better to apply for medicine this year (second year in uni) or next year where I will hopefuly complete my degree??? do any universities actually accept students who havn't yet achieved their degrees????
30-08-2011, 05:38 AM #2
I am in exactly the same boat as you. I have just completed my first year and my passion for medicine has awoken once again and I feel this is really what I was born to do. I've passed everything except Maths which I am hoping to retake this year..
01-09-2011, 06:40 PM #3
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Hi, it doesn't really matter too much when you apply. Most universities will accept a predicted degree classification rather than asking for you to have completed you degree. The one exception I definately know about is Leicester GEP which require you to have already completed your degree and had a minimum of 1 year full time work in a caring role after completion of your degree when you apply.
You need to remember though that for graduate entry (and 5 year as well) you will need to have some relevant work experience. It can be quite hard to get/do work experience when you're trying to complete your final year, so it may be best to use the year after completing your law degree to get some work experience/do voluntary work.
Some universities also look at how many times you have been invited to interview/applied to them, so it may be worth checking with the universities you want to apply to so you don't waste an application.
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02-09-2011, 12:31 AM #4
Thanks for the advice, I have actually decided to apply next year (but I am scared that university prices will go up even more!! if that is even possible) so that I can get more experience and hopefully try to get a first!!!. I have talked to SGUL (which i really want to get into) and they said that it would be best for me to wait until next year.
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20-07-2012, 09:44 AM #5
The prices have gone up :/ Try St John's Ambulance service. It's quite handy that I've relocated and next to my house is the Royal London Hospital so I'm going to try there, fingers crossed!
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