Any subject connected to medicine is going to be popular, both during the initial application process and during Clearing. In fact, courses grouped together by UCAS as “subjects allied to medicine” are the third most popular group of courses during the Clearing process. So competition is going to be stiff…
However, just because it’s going to be hard work and the Clearing process moves quickly, you shouldn’t give up on the idea of going to university. Being prepared and knowing as much as you can about the process will make things easier and increase your chances of getting into the university of your dreams.
As you’ll already know, you’ll be eligible for Clearing if you applied for university after 30th June 2018 or if you haven’t yet applied for university. You’ll also be entered for Clearing if you weren’t made any offers from universities you applied to or if you didn’t meet conditions set by them.
As well as being a popular course in its own right, Biomedical Science is also a popular backup option for students who didn’t quite get the grades to study Medicine.
This is because most Medicine degrees ask for AAA in comparison to the BBB offers from a Biomedical Science degree. This means that even more students are going to be applying for courses once Clearing officially opens (16th August 2018).
There are plenty of excellent Biomedical Science courses to choose from at universities around the country. Whether you want to study in the city or you’d prefer a more rural student experience there is the right university out there.
Don’t forget to take a look at our open days 2018 list so you can visit any prospective universities and get a better idea of what they’re really like.
Although it can be hard to find a place for medicine related courses during Clearing it’s still worth knowing which universities offer the courses so you can call them directly about vacancies.
Whether Biomedical Science is your first choice of subject or you’re using it as a stepping stone, you’ll still need to be prepared before you phone the admissions department on A Level results day.
Remember to have your exam results, UCAS number, and personal statement to hand before you pick up the phone. You’ll also need to be able to give clear, concise answers so it might be worth jotting down a few bullet point answers so you don’t lose your place.
Focus on what interests you about the subject, why you want to study at that particular university, and any medical related work experience or knowledge you have that might make you stand out from the crowd of other applicants.
Still worried about making those calls? We’ve got loads of great advice on calling the admissions team and making sure you put your best foot forward on our Clearing 2018 section.