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    This is a bit of a weird one, but after many years of trying new things I think I would like to return to Biology--would it be possible after so many years, or would I initially need to do a science foundation or something?

    My A-levels were geography, biology, photography, psychology and general studies. I got AABBB in 2009, which at the time wasn't bad given how poor my state school was. I had accepted a place to study Zoology/Marine biology at Queen Mary, though cancelled at the last minute as I didn't feel ready.

    After a few gap years, went on to study Modern Languages at the University of Edinburgh. I graduated with a first.

    It's been quite a few years since I studied anything science-related, though I feel keen to return to biology to live out a childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist.

    FYI, I'm currently a freelance writer and mainly write about social issues, conservation and art. I'm also a diver. I'd love to have something concrete to offer the NGOs I volunteer for, and become a more informed writer/campaigner.
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    (Original post by lizfairy)
    This is a bit of a weird one, but after many years of trying new things I think I would like to return to Biology--would it be possible after so many years, or would I initially need to do a science foundation or something?

    My A-levels were geography, biology, photography, psychology and general studies. I got AABBB in 2009, which at the time wasn't bad given how poor my state school was. I had accepted a place to study Zoology/Marine biology at Queen Mary, though cancelled at the last minute as I didn't feel ready.

    After a few gap years, went on to study Modern Languages at the University of Edinburgh. I graduated with a first.

    It's been quite a few years since I studied anything science-related, though I feel keen to return to biology to live out a childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist.

    FYI, I'm currently a freelance writer and mainly write about social issues, conservation and art. I'm also a diver. I'd love to have something concrete to offer the NGOs I volunteer for, and become a more informed writer/campaigner.
    If a university doesnt have the 5 year qualification rule then you might be able to start straight off, are you prepared to pay for the fees? (in some circumstances they are higher than normal it being a second degree)
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    If a university doesnt have the 5 year qualification rule then you might be able to start straight off, are you prepared to pay for the fees? (in some circumstances they are higher than normal it being a second degree)
    Thanks for this, I got in touch with my preferred university, hope to hear back soon!
 
 
 
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