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Eligible for Microbiology Degree?

I just started year twelve with a levels in biology, economics and psychology (plus an epq). I was wondering if I would be able to study Microbiology since I don’t do physics, chemistry or Maths.
Original post by thomasmidas
I just started year twelve with a levels in biology, economics and psychology (plus an epq). I was wondering if I would be able to study Microbiology since I don’t do physics, chemistry or Maths.


Psychology and economics can sometimes be considered sciences (don't ask), so you might be able to get away with doing a microbiology degree, but the preference would always be biology + a science/maths.
If the degree course page does not explicitly say what constitute as a science, contact the undergrad admissions for that specific department (as opposed to general undergrad admissions for the uni).

You're able to apply for the following if you get high enough grades:
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/2023/00609/bsc-microbiology/entry-requirements/#course-profile
https://www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/microbiology/
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus/ugstudy/courses/UG/Microbiology-BSc-Hons-U6UMBLGY.html
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/2023/microbiology-bsc#entryreqs
https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/bsc-microbiology#entry_requirements
https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/g266/microbiology-mbiol-bsc#entry
https://www.qub.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/microbiology-bsc-c500/#entry
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/microbiology#section_entry
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/courses/2023/microbiology-bsc-hons#entry-requirements
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/microbiology-bsc
https://le.ac.uk/courses/biological-sciences-microbiology-bsc/2023
https://courses.aber.ac.uk/undergraduate/microbiology-degree/#typical-entry-requirements
https://courses.aber.ac.uk/undergraduate/mbiolmicrobiology-degree/#typical-entry-requirements
https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/biological-sciences-ug/bsc-microbiology-with-professional-experience
https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/biological-sciences-ug/bsc-microbiology
https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/bsc-microbiology-and-molecular-biology-with-option-to-study-overseas/

Failing the above, you have the following options:

Do an Access course in science with at least 15 credits in biology and 15 in another science (preferably chemistry)

Do a BTEC in applied science - not sure how helpful this would be

Do extra A Levels in a gap year - maths being the cheapest, but chemistry is still ideal

Original post by thomasmidas
I just started year twelve with a levels in biology, economics and psychology (plus an epq). I was wondering if I would be able to study Microbiology since I don’t do physics, chemistry or Maths.


Physics and maths are unnecessary. Not having A-level Chemistry would probably limit your options a lot for direct entry, but fortunately microbiology and similar degrees are fairly widely available with a foundation year for those who don't meet the subject requirements for the standard course but have done well in their A-levels otherwise :smile:

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