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Transitioning to an Engineering Degree

Hey guys!

So I have GCSEs in Maths and English and 6( equivalent to a grade B ) and 3 A-levels with BBC grades in each ( B in sociology, B in Religious Studies, and C in Government and Politics ) and an undergraduate degree, which I recently graduated from in July of 2023, in International Politics BSc at City, University of London, to which I received a grade 2:1( Upper Second Class Honours ). I however have decided that I’d like to switch to engineering, and I’ve done some research, but it seems impossible to apply for an Engineering course at a UK university (even a foundation Engineering programme), because it requires me to have A-levels in Maths, which I do not have. Is there anyway I can get into Engineering at a UK university, and if there is, please let me know guys. I would really appreciate some guidance!
Reply 1
If you already have a degree, how are you going to fund a second one, even if you could find one that would accept you?
Reply 2
Money is not the issue, it’s just how I can transition into Engineering, seeing as I cannot find a path to transition into it.
Reply 3
Original post by hamood_ay_
Hey guys!
So I have GCSEs in Maths and English and 6( equivalent to a grade B ) and 3 A-levels with BBC grades in each ( B in sociology, B in Religious Studies, and C in Government and Politics ) and an undergraduate degree, which I recently graduated from in July of 2023, in International Politics BSc at City, University of London, to which I received a grade 2:1( Upper Second Class Honours ). I however have decided that I’d like to switch to engineering, and I’ve done some research, but it seems impossible to apply for an Engineering course at a UK university (even a foundation Engineering programme), because it requires me to have A-levels in Maths, which I do not have. Is there anyway I can get into Engineering at a UK university, and if there is, please let me know guys. I would really appreciate some guidance!

https://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/engineering-foundation

You can apply here but how will you fund it?
Reply 4
Original post by hamood_ay_
Hey guys!
So I have GCSEs in Maths and English and 6( equivalent to a grade B ) and 3 A-levels with BBC grades in each ( B in sociology, B in Religious Studies, and C in Government and Politics ) and an undergraduate degree, which I recently graduated from in July of 2023, in International Politics BSc at City, University of London, to which I received a grade 2:1( Upper Second Class Honours ). I however have decided that I’d like to switch to engineering, and I’ve done some research, but it seems impossible to apply for an Engineering course at a UK university (even a foundation Engineering programme), because it requires me to have A-levels in Maths, which I do not have. Is there anyway I can get into Engineering at a UK university, and if there is, please let me know guys. I would really appreciate some guidance!

maybe look at NMITE with the foundation year as i'm pretty sure you don't need maths or you court look at an apprenticeship
Reply 5
Worth looking here - Browse apprenticeships before you apply - get some experience before you commit to this change.

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