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Chelsey Hobson asked this 6 months ago Answered

Can You Study Medicine Without GCSEs or A Levels?

As a 29 year old wanting to completely change career paths and begin to study for medicine without GCSEs and A Levels, am I unable to apply for a relevant Foundation course?

I have had a well paid career for a number of years in Digital Marketing, which includes a lot of data analysis, technical ability, professionalism, communication skills among others.

Although I left school before taking any GCSEs and A Levels (due to a number of reasons regarding my health and stability at home/environment), I did go on to complete an Access to HE course and was offered all 5 places to chosen universities via UCAS for a degree in Public Relations. I was offered a position before graduating and have been employed since.

What I am trying to figure out is, would this be something near-impossible given my age and the circumstances?

Any advice or feedback appreciated, thanks.


1 Answer

lauram answered this 6 months ago

Hi Chelsey, 

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we aren’t aware of a different route into medicine without GCSEs or A-Levels, so our best advice would be to take your GCSEs and A-Levels and begin your application from there. 

Hope that helps! 🙂



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