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Help with getting into Engineering

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!
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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!

Out of curiosity I've just checked UCL engineering foundation year requirements and they do accepts GCSEs:
"Currently, the GCSE entry requirements are C or 4 in both GCSE English Language and Mathematics..."

Also, Uni of Southampton: "If you don't have the A-level subjects or equivalent required for entry to the first year of your chosen degree, our Foundation Year is the ideal choice for you..." ... "Applicants must hold Grade B/6 in GCSE Mathematics and Grade C/4 in GCSE English language. Applicants below this GCSE standard will not normally be considered. This GCSE requirement is in addition to studying a Level 3 qualification, such as A levels, Access course, BTEC National Extended Diploma etc."

Get in touch with the admissions team of the University(s) you're interested in and tell them about your situation. I'm sure they'll be happy to help. Foundation years are designed to prepare you for the degree, it's the whole point they are there.

All the best,
Al
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