Hi Guys! What your about to read may make you frown, because i would but i would really appreciate it if you guys can advise me further.
Basically i started an undergraduate degree in engeneering 3 years ago and i am coming to an end of my degree. I absolutely hate this degree as i got into it thorugh clearing at the UoM. I was turned down for medicine because of my predicted grades.
Anyway, as i said im nearing the end of my degree and i believe i will not do too well. I may be receiveing a 2:2 or maybe ven a 3rd class degree. I only stuck to it because of my parents. Now, i have retaken my A-Levels last year and now i have 2 A*s and 2 A's in biology, chemistry, maths and business respectively. I was wondering if i was to applyfor Medicine at whatever uni, ideally Manchester, would they consider me as an applicant because of my current degree. I know it isnt a 2:1 but my heart is with Medicine, and im a stronger bio/ chemistry student and engineering is way different to what iintially applied for.
Has anyone been in this situation before?
Also i wouldnt mind paying for the degree and funding myself. i have also got plenty of work experience. Would i be competing tith the A level students or would i find it tougher when applying?
Adivce would be much appreciated!
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- Thread Starter
- 12-05-2014 11:29
- 12-05-2014 16:21
Get a 2.1 and it's doable. Get a 2.2 and it becomes very difficult. Get a Third and I believe it's impossible, short of taking a second degree before medicine.
Applying for 5 year courses as a grad you'd need a 2.1 bare minimum; they still look at your first degree.
- 12-05-2014 18:27
If you could genuinely afford it then it should be possible, though you may need to do a medical related masters to get in. I certainly studied with a chap who had got a 2:2 in his first degree.
- 12-05-2014 20:31
I would seriously focus on nailing the last part of your degree, to be honest.
Btw, a postgrad is someone with an MSc or above. You're currently an undergrad and will become a graduate when you've received your degree.