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    I am studying Geography, English Language, Psychology, EPQ and Classics at AS level (I wanted to study biology instead of classics so i could study medicine at uni with a foundation year but I got a B at GCSE so didn't meet the entry requirements to do so). I am reaching the end of my AS Levels and I still want to study veterinary/medicine at university. Are there still ways of me doing this or do I have to look into another career/degree?

    If so, which courses can I apply for with these subjects and still get an excellent career that I enjoy?
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    I am studying Geography, English Language, Psychology, EPQ and Classics at AS level (I wanted to study biology instead of classics so i could study medicine at uni with a foundation year but I got a B at GCSE so didn't meet the entry requirements to do so). I am reaching the end of my AS Levels and I still want to study veterinary/medicine at university. Are there still ways of me doing this or do I have to look into another career/degree?

    If so, which courses can I apply for with these subjects and still get an excellent career that I enjoy?
    You aren't doing biology or chemistry and yet you want to do medicine or vet at university? I think that is an unlikely career path.
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    Nottingham University have a veterinary medicine degree including a foundation year, for people that took the incorrect subject combination but who are still predicted AAB or above.

    No other UK universities offer this for vet med, so your other options are
    1) Doing another year of sixth form/college to study AS and A2 biology and chemistry. Not all colleges require an A at GCSE in order for you to do that subject for A Level.
    2) Do another degree and do veterinary medicine postgraduate. Some vet schools offer 'accelerated' courses for graduates that are four years instead of the usual five, however tuition fees can reach £27k/year so think carefully about this.
    3) Look into studying veterinary medicine abroad. There are several courses that are taught in English, such as at Kosice, Warsaw and Budapest. I'm unsure about the entrance requirements here, I think they ask you to do an admission test specific to each university.

    I don't know enough about human medicine to give a proper answer for that. I imagine it's pretty similar, but what I will recommend is doing some work experience before you apply. This would be in a vet practice, farm, stable, kennel/cattery, human GP, hospital, elderly peoples' home, laboratory... etc etc. This will give you a better idea of exactly what you want to pursue, and is an entrance requirement for these courses anyway, as universities want evidence that you have a well-informed and realistic view of the profession.
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    What careers/degrees could you suggest for me because I am completely stumped for ideas
 
 
 
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