19-01-2012, 10:36 PM #1
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5 year courses friendly to graduates with a 2.1 but the terrible A levels?
So yeah... I'm applying for some GEM 4 year uni's but wondered which of the 5 year medical schools are friendly, (like/ favour/ impartial) to graduates with a 2.1 hons in a relevant science but with bad A levels.
I ask because it's hard to find graduate requirement on 5 year medicine courses, they may say "graduates with a 2.1 or first may apply" but are these graduates still expected to have the 'AAA' grades at A level that they expect for school leavers?
20-01-2012, 03:22 AM #2
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Glasgow... I had BBCC in my old highers but a 2:1 in Biology and got an unconditional.
University of Glasgow
3rd year Medicine MBChB 2011-2016
20-01-2012, 05:31 PM #3
As a graduate applying to study for 5 year medicine you will have to pay tuition fees of £9000 per annum, and you will not qualify for a tuition fee loan.
If you are normally resident in England and studying at an English university the NHS England will pay your final years tuition fees and provide a small bursary. You will not qualify for this if studying at a Scottish university - so either way you are looking at either £36k or £45k in tution fees with no chance of a loan to cover it. If you are normally resident in Scotland then different funding arrangements apply but I don't really understand them, despite the best efforts of a lovely young Scottish lady who tried to explain them to me at the Newcastle interviews.
If you can afford this then Soton, Newcastle, Kings are graduate friendly in that they will consider your degree in favour of A-levels. UEA and HYMS are apparently graduate friendly but still have steep A-level requirements (BBB usually).
This website may be of use Medschoolsonline - Medical Course Guide for Graduates - Standard Medicine Courses
...but is a bit out of date these days. I really recommend contacting the individual universities and asking them as they do change from year to year.Warwick (GEP) 2012 entry.
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