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Hello, I would like some advice. So basically, I want to go to uni, preferably a Russell Group University but I don’t have the correct subject choices to do the course I want to do. I want to do pharmacy/pharmacology and I’ve looked into foundation years but Russell groups don’t really do them. What ways are they to get into university? I am an A level student and going to university in September 2020. I am aware that you need A level Biology and Chemistry for Pharmacology but I do BTEC Applied Science Extended Certificate and it’s not enough. Thank you
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Hello, I would like some advice. So basically, I want to go to uni, preferably a Russell Group University but I don’t have the correct subject choices to do the course I want to do. I want to do pharmacy/pharmacology and I’ve looked into foundation years but Russell groups don’t really do them. What ways are they to get into university? I am an A level student and going to university in September 2020. I am aware that you need A level Biology and Chemistry for Pharmacology but I do BTEC Applied Science Extended Certificate and it’s not enough. Thank you
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Talk to admissions for the courses you are interested in and see if there are any alternatives.
They might accept one or two A levels in addition and then you would have to fast track them on top of your extended diploma.

If you can link me some courses you are interested in I can check if they suggest any alternative avenues as they are sometimes a bit vague on alternative or non standard qualifications. It may be you have to contact the course organisers and see if they will give you a non standard offer based on your situation.

You could explore doing a foundation somewhere else and then transferring after that year.
It is up to the uni.
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Hello, I would like some advice. So basically, I want to go to uni, preferably a Russell Group University but I don’t have the correct subject choices to do the course I want to do. I want to do pharmacy/pharmacology and I’ve looked into foundation years but Russell groups don’t really do them. What ways are they to get into university? I am an A level student and going to university in September 2020. I am aware that you need A level Biology and Chemistry for Pharmacology but I do BTEC Applied Science Extended Certificate and it’s not enough. Thank you
Many places might accept a Btec in Applied Science but you would need the extended diploma. You might need Chemistry A level in addition. Could you possibly fast track an A level in Chemistry next year and complete the extended diploma and go to university in 2021 instead of 2020.
This would be a far cheaper option than taking a foundation year which would class as your extra year's student finance.
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