To become a pathologist you'll need a:
- 5-year degree in medicine, recognised by the General Medical Council
- 2-year general training foundation course
- 5 or 6-year specialist training programme in pathology
If you do not have qualifications in science, you may be able to take a 6-year degree course in medicine, which includes a 1-year pre-medical or foundation year.
If you already have a degree in a science subject, minimum grade upper second class, you could take a fast-track 4-year graduate entry programme into medicine.
There's a lot of competition for places on medical degrees. Most university admissions departments will expect you to have done some relevant paid or voluntary experience.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English, maths and a science
- 3 A levels at grade A in chemistry and either biology, physics or maths, plus another academic subject