|A level offer||AAB including A level Biology at grade A.|
|Subject requirements||Biology and a second science, preferably Chemistry, at A level
Also accepted as a second science: Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Geology and Applied Science.
For applicants from England, where A levels in Biology, Chemistry or Physics have been taken, we will also require a pass in the Practical Endorsement
|BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||D*DD in Applied Science with a selection of preferred units in Biology and Chemistry, to include at least Merits in Units 1 and 5 (Principles and Applications of Science I and II).
For previous BTEC (QCF) qualification:
D*DD in Applied Science with a selection of preferred units in Biology and Chemistry, with at least 120 Level 3 credits at Distinction.
Please note alternative BTEC subjects are not acceptable for this programme.
|BTEC Applied Science unit requirements|
Download our BTEC Applied Science unit requirements for School of Life Sciences document for more information.
|International Baccalaureate||34 including 6 in Higher Level Biology, and 5 in other HL subjects|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||H1, H1, H1, H1 / H1, H1, H2, H2 (must include H1 in Biology and preferably another science subject)|
|Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher||Not accepted without Advanced Highers (AAA-ABB including Biology at grade A and preferably another science subject)|
|Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced||Accepted at grade B alongside A levels in Biology and one other science at AA|
|EU entry requirements||EU Qualifications|
|Access||45 Level 3 credits in graded units in a relevant Diploma, including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit.
15 Distinctions are required in each of Biology and Chemistry.
GCSE Mathematics and English grade C also required.
Please note applicants will need to attend an interview.
|International entry information||Your country|
|Extended Project Qualification||Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be AAA or AAB plus A in the EPQ.
For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.
|Mature students and access courses|
Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.
Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.
If your qualifications are not listed here or you are taking combinations of qualifications please contact us for details.
Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as an A level upon which we will make an offer.
General Studies is not considered for:
- Diagnostic Radiography
- Life Sciences
- Management School
- Occupational Therapy
- Veterinary Science