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    I want to get on to a medicine/dentistry course. I've just finished a masters degree in an arts based subject but have always wanted to be a doctor and just thought that it couldn't be because i messed up my a levels. I don't care about the length of the course so wouldn't mind doing an access course or a foundation degree if it meant i could go on to do the actual degree afterwards.
    I was just wondering if anyone could help me decide which route is best: access to medicine course, foundation degree in biomed, or graduate entry to medicine. Bearing in mind i got BDD in a levels (design, art, psychology) and a third in my BA degree, but have a MA degree.

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    Hi

    I want to get on to a medicine/dentistry course. I've just finished a masters degree in an arts based subject but have always wanted to be a doctor and just thought that it couldn't be because i messed up my a levels. I don't care about the length of the course so wouldn't mind doing an access course or a foundation degree if it meant i could go on to do the actual degree afterwards.
    I was just wondering if anyone could help me decide which route is best: access to medicine course, foundation degree in biomed, or graduate entry to medicine. Bearing in mind i got BDD in a levels (design, art, psychology) and a third in my BA degree, but have a MA degree.

    heeeellppppp

    thanks
    I honestly don't think a masters matters. The problem is your degree. In order to get into GEM you need a 2:1, some unis accept a 2:2 if you have a masters but the problem is you have a third. If I were you I would email the unis directly and ask them. Additionally you have to keep in mind the competition. You need the relevant volunteering and work experience for it as well.
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    (Original post by sabiyak)
    Hi

    I want to get on to a medicine/dentistry course. I've just finished a masters degree in an arts based subject but have always wanted to be a doctor and just thought that it couldn't be because i messed up my a levels. I don't care about the length of the course so wouldn't mind doing an access course or a foundation degree if it meant i could go on to do the actual degree afterwards.
    I was just wondering if anyone could help me decide which route is best: access to medicine course, foundation degree in biomed, or graduate entry to medicine. Bearing in mind i got BDD in a levels (design, art, psychology) and a third in my BA degree, but have a MA degree.

    heeeellppppp

    thanks
    Unfortunately you do not qualify for access courses or foundation years. They are designed for people who have not been to uni and lack the entry requirements. As you hold both an undergraduate and a postgraduate degree you do not fit this.

    Also as said previously the absolute lowest you can get into medicine with is a 2:2.

    I hate to say it but with your A-levels and degree classification I do not think it is possible for you to get into medicine in the UK. Maybe look at going abroad? Although do consider the financial implications and also medicine is a HARD degree, your academics so far are not great, are you sure you can keep up on a degree that is designed for the top academic students in the country?
 
 
 
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