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I am doing double health and social care and digital photography which overall it is equivalent to three a levels and I really want to do biomedical engineering in university but I searched every university that can take my qualifications but none do not take my qualification, what do I do? can I still apply for this course? help me!
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I am doing double health and social care and digital photography which overall it is equivalent to three a levels and I really want to do biomedical engineering in university but I searched every university that can take my qualifications but none do not take my qualification, what do I do? can I still apply for this course? help me!
A lot of universities have emails where you can contact the admissions team. Usually they’ll be able to give you more information and can offer different options. good luck!
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I am doing double health and social care and digital photography which overall it is equivalent to three a levels and I really want to do biomedical engineering in university but I searched every university that can take my qualifications but none do not take my qualification, what do I do? can I still apply for this course? help me!
Typically you will require A-level (or equivalent) in maths and physics for a biomedical engineering course. You may be better taking another year to try to achieve this as I do not know of any Universities which will accept your qualifications for entry to that course.
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A lot of universities have emails where you can contact the admissions team. Usually they’ll be able to give you more information and can offer different options. good luck!
thank you!!
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Typically you will require A-level (or equivalent) in maths and physics for a biomedical engineering course. You may be better taking another year to try to achieve this as I do not know of any Universities which will accept your qualifications for entry to that course.
so if i take another year off to try achieve this then will I have to repeat 2 years of sixth form again?
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If you do require an A level in maths or physics etc, you can study it privately online and take the exams at a local exam centre😊 If you think you're capable and manage your time well, you should be able to complete in one year.
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Without A-level Maths/Physics you would probably be best off looking at courses with a foundation year. These are pretty common though, and are offered by e.g. QMUL, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield etc. The foundation year is integrated into the degree so provided you achieve the required pass marks you progress automatically into the first year of the degree programme at the end of it. The courses will probably be titled e.g. "BEng Biomedical Engineering with Foundation Year" or similar.
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If you do require an A level in maths or physics etc, you can study it privately online and take the exams at a local exam centre😊 If you think you're capable and manage your time well, you should be able to complete in one year.
thank you ! where can i find to study privately online ?
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Without A-level Maths/Physics you would probably be best off looking at courses with a foundation year. These are pretty common though, and are offered by e.g. QMUL, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield etc. The foundation year is integrated into the degree so provided you achieve the required pass marks you progress automatically into the first year of the degree programme at the end of it. The courses will probably be titled e.g. "BEng Biomedical Engineering with Foundation Year" or similar.
thank you, i will look into these unis but do you think they will still accept me even if I do not have a levels maths/physics
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thank you, i will look into these unis but do you think they will still accept me even if I do not have a levels maths/physics
For a foundation year, yes. Because that is the point of the foundation year - it's designed for those who did not take the requisite science/maths subjects in school. You then study that material during the foundation year itself.
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For a foundation year, yes. Because that is the point of the foundation year - it's designed for those who did not take the requisite science/maths subjects in school. You then study that material during the foundation year itself.
okay makes sense, thank you!
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thank you ! where can i find to study privately online ?
There's ICS learn and open study college. You'd effectively get the course content from them and a tutor too I believe, then you'd sit the exam in the exam period
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I am doing double health and social care and digital photography which overall it is equivalent to three a levels and I really want to do biomedical engineering in university but I searched every university that can take my qualifications but none do not take my qualification, what do I do? can I still apply for this course? help me!
Engineering is really an applied maths degree taking physics (& maths) and applying it to applications with the aim of development & problem solving, each branch is just a different application.

So you really need physics & maths background to get into it, you'll realistically have to take an equivalent qualification or just do the A-levels.
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