Would it be possible to do medicine without biology and how would i go about doing that. Would i have to do a foundation year?
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- Thread Starter
- 26-05-2016 15:09
Last edited by ageshallnot; 26-05-2016 at 15:22.
- 26-05-2016 15:16
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- 27-05-2016 10:41
As written above, not every UK Medical School requires Biology to A level (although most specify that you do need it at GCSE).
What you will need however, is Chemistry.
We've got an updated Medical School Comparison Tool which specifies which A level subjects you'll need to apply for 2017 entry for every Med School in the UK.
You can view it here.
Hope you find it useful!
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- 28-05-2016 15:43
I say this to every applicant asking this question... why dont you want to take biology?
Medicine is all about biology, anatomy, cell biology, histology, biochemistry, and biology Alevel not only contributes massively to your background knowledge, but by not taking It I worry its because you dont enjoy it as much, which is not ideal for medicine as biology makes up a good 80% of the course in first year at my university.
- 28-05-2016 17:34
I have to say my biology A-level, other than a few key concepts that you could pick up in your own time no problem, was almost irrelevant to my degree. Obviously if the university that interests you requires it then do it, but you will be at no disadvantage studying medicine without it.