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How likely is it that I'd be able to study Neuroscience as a Masters?

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    So I'm currently in my second year of university studying BA International Development but I'm really interested in studying Neuroscience. I do a lot of research into neuroscience in my spare time and would love to pursue it further but don't know how likely that would be due to not studying it formally before. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or similar stories of wanting to study a masters (I'd eventually love to do a phd) in a completely unrelated topic. Is it completely pointless trying to study it further, especially for such a competitive course. Also if anyone had any tips on how I could improve my chances that would be fantastic.

    My Grades:
    GCSE: English Language (A), English Literature (A), Statistics (A), Maths (A - 2 years early), French (A), Geography (A*), History (A*), Philosophy (A*), Core Science (A*), Additional Science (A*)

    AS Level: Critical Thinking (B), Maths (A)
    A Level: History (A), English Language and Literature (A), Geography (A*)

    First year of uni: First

    I'm not completely sure but I'd say unlikely. Your best bet is to contact unis and ask. Generally they want a degree in a related background and yours isn't.
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