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Hello fam, please will it be easy to cross into a university to study medicine with a BTEC in medical science
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Nope.

You'd need to do 3 A levels in the required subjects or perhaps a foundation year.. if it is possible.
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how many A-levels is the BTEC and equivalent to?
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(Original post by nintysixthousand)
how many A-levels is the BTEC and equivalent to?
Why does that matter.
(Original post by Akolade)
Hello fam, please will it be easy to cross into a university to study medicine with a BTEC in medical science
No, fam.
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I did a BTEC in forensic science and am in final year medicine as a postgrad at Leeds. My undergrad was in molecular and cellular biology - a lot of unis wouldn't entertain me despite my degree because I didn't have A level chemistry!
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I really don't know, still working on the admission into Croydon college but that's the only option I have rn
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Wow!... Actually what the school said was the btech will be for 2 years, then in the second year I can choose either applied science, forensic science or medical science... So is it that forensic science is easier to cross into medicine than medical science?
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Wow!... Actually what the school said was the btech will be for 2 years, then in the second year I can choose either applied science, forensic science or medical science... So is it that forensic science is easier to cross into medicine than medical science?
Nope, I would recommend medical science if you are considering medicine - I did my molecular and cellular biology degree at the time because I thought that's what I wanted to do then decided in my second year of university to go for medicine. The BTEC really reduced the number of universities I could apply to by a very large margin so it may be worth considering doing an A level chemistry. I actually did university level chemistry for 2 years and some were still very strict on the lack of A level chemistry.

GCSEs - 3 x B, 6 x A, 1 x A*
BTEC - DDD
Then 2:1 degree.
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Wow.. That's great I really appreciate, so I should do my BTEC in medical science and the do an A level's in chemistry... Then boom I can apply for medicine
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Wow.. That's great I really appreciate, so I should do my BTEC in medical science and the do an A level's in chemistry... Then boom I can apply for medicine
I recommend if you're serious about medicine have a look at which universities you would be interested in and scrutinise their entry requirements - whilst some may take your BTEC and a chemistry A leve,l others will not accept a BTEC at all. Also bear in mind your BTEC is already worth 3 x A levels so an A level on top of it is A LOT of workload.

You will also need the relevant GCSE requirements and a good UKCAT or BMAT depending on the university. Be mindful that achieving the grades does not guarantee you a place - medicine is highly competitive with all applicants having a very high academic record - so you also need to think about how you can stand out with extra-curricular experience. Getting the grades will get your application past the first vetting stage so consider also what you will do if you do not get in on first application.
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Hmmm this is deep... Thanks alot, will keep you posted on whichever step I take..
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