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I'm looking for an university that accepts a 43 years old student to take a medicine degree with foundation year.
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Age itself isn't a barrier to studying medicine. There are plenty of mature students who do medicine. It's slightly more unusual for people at a similar age to you, but not unheard of.

Do you meet the requirements for medicine with a foundation year? This is usually either for those who have the correct A-level grades, but "wrong" subjects, or those who have the correct subjects but lower grades and meet certain "widening participation" criteria / contextual criteria.

What's your background / your qualifications? Have you done any recent study?
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Currently, I'm studying Trichology with The Institute of Trichologists in London. Trichology is a branch of medicine, it studies hair and scalp diseases and disorders. It is a two-year course. My goal is to perform hair transplants, I do need a medecine degree to train surgical hair transplant.I have GCSEs, hold a level two diploma in hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. I also attended a fast track in colouring, cutting and shaving to upgrade my skills. I have 30 years of experience in hairdressing. I hold an English entry 3 certificate. For a living, I run a barber shop. I understand that some university degrees have foundation year to prepare students that have no A levels, is that right?
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(Original post by lourencobarber)
Currently, I'm studying Trichology with The Institute of Trichologists in London. Trichology is a branch of medicine, it studies hair and scalp diseases and disorders. It is a two-year course. My goal is to perform hair transplants, I do need a medecine degree to train surgical hair transplant.I have GCSEs, hold a level two diploma in hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. I also attended a fast track in colouring, cutting and shaving to upgrade my skills. I have 30 years of experience in hairdressing. I hold an English entry 3 certificate. For a living, I run a barber shop. I understand that some university degrees have foundation year to prepare students that have no A levels, is that right?
So... you want to go through 6 years med school costing like £60k (plus 6 years lost earnings, which is presumably much more), and given that gives you zero relevant surgical experience I assume you need plastic surgery training? Which takes four additional years to even begin, and 10 years to complete... just to do hair transplants?!

In case serious: your background is very atypical and I would contact unis directly. Medicine is a highly academic degree - to be undertaking it such a long time out of school would be a huge challenge, let alone for someone who had no qualifications to begin with!
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Just open a wig shop, they are excellent quality these days. Maybe use the hair you sweep up?
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