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    I'm hoping to study two modern languages at University in 2019. I left college halfway through and my highest academic achievements are in GCSE's (to date) all A*- B's.

    I have been using my knowledge of foreign languages in the professional environment at work but now I'm wanting to achieve a degree in both languages - is it possible to gain entry to University for a BA in Modern languages based solely on individual 'merit', an interesting personal statement and previous work experience in my proposed field of study?

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    (Original post by m4g1c4l)
    I'm hoping to study two modern languages at University in 2019. I left college halfway through and my highest academic achievements are in GCSE's (to date) all A*- B's.

    I have been using my knowledge of foreign languages in the professional environment at work but now I'm wanting to achieve a degree in both languages - is it possible to gain entry to University for a BA in Modern languages based solely on individual 'merit', an interesting personal statement and previous work experience in my proposed field of study?

    Thanks.
    It may be possible, but you'd have to contact individual universities, explaining your detailed circumstances in order to find out.

    Alternatively, if you're interested in 2019 entry, you could take an access course for the academic year 2018/2019 and apply for university on this basis. With your work experience, I think this would make you a strong applicant.

    You can get a loan for access course fees, which you don't have to pay back if you then go on to study an undergraduate degree. I think it's possible to work part-time alongside an access course to cover your fees.
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    Thank you for your advice so far!

    I'm still working full time at the moment and so I'm hoping to transition from work into university as of September 2019. I will probably do an Access to HE Course alongside work if I get no luck through contacting individual universities.
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    (Original post by m4g1c4l)
    Thank you for your advice so far!

    I'm still working full time at the moment and so I'm hoping to transition from work into university as of September 2019. I will probably do an Access to HE Course alongside work if I get no luck through contacting individual universities.
    Definitely email individual unis as each one will have a different policy on this, and they won't mind you asking at all. Admission tutors are usually really helpful!

    You could also consider self-studying A-levels in the languages you want to study alongside your work- if you're already at a high standard, this could be less of a time commitment. However, you would have to self fund your exam fees, so an access course might be a better option.

    Anyway, good luck!
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    Brilliant, I will do.

    A-Levels in the languages, yes! Fantastic idea - thank you, why didn't I think of that?

    Thanks!
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