Geology and Physical Geography BSc (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: F6F8
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : D*DD
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Entry Requirements

A level offerABB
Subject requirementsIncluding two sciences
Acceptable sciences: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, Applied Science, Use of Mathematics.
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.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaD*DD in relevant Diploma, students will be invited to attend interview
International Baccalaureate33 overall including two Higher Level sciences and no score less than 4
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 or above in two sciences
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherNot accepted without Advanced Highers at grades ABB
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAcceptable at grade B including 2 Science A Levels at grades AB
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
AccessConsidered if taking a relevant subject. 45 Level 3 credits in graded units, including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit. 15 Distinctions are required in each of two sciences. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above also required. Students will be invited to attend interview
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.

Other Qualifications

If your qualifications are not listed here or you are taking combinations of qualifications please contact us for details.

General Studies

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