Biological Sciences MBiolSci (Integrated Masters) Add to your prospectus

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China
  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: C900
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 34 / BTEC : DDD in relevant diploma
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Entry Requirements

A level offerTypical A level offer AAB
Subject requirementsBiology and one other science preferably Chemistry at A level. 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.

Acceptable second sciences: Chemistry (preferred), Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Geology and Applied Science.
BTEC Level 3 Extended DiplomaDDD in Applied Science with at least 120 Level 3 credits at Distinction, including relevant units in Biology and Chemistry.

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 Baccalaureate34 points, including 6 in Higher Level Biology, and 5 in another Higher Level Subject
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H1, H2, H2
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherNot accepted without Advanced Highers at grades ABB
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted alongside AB at A level including Biology and a second science
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
Access45 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.
International entry informationYour country
Extended Project QualificationApplicants 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 ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.
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.

General Studies

Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as one of three A levels upon which we make an offer. However, applicants may offer only one of General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies among their three A levels.

General Studies is not considered for:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Management School
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science