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Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: C160
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : D*DD
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Entry Requirements

A level offerABB
Subject requirementsBiology and one other science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography or Geology) 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.
BTEC Level 3 Extended DiplomaD*DD in a relevant subject.

Relevant subjects considered include: Animal Management, Countryside Management, Applied Science, Marine Biology, and Ecology.

If the BTEC you are taking is not listed here, please contact us to check its acceptability for this programme.

Please note that BTEC Forensic Science pathway is not acceptable for this programme.
International Baccalaureate33 including 6 at higher level Biology, plus another Science at Higher Level grade 5, no score less than 4.
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H1, H2, H2 including Biology and 1 other science
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherNot accepted without Advanced Highers at ABB including Biology and 1 other science.
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted at Grade B with AB at A levels including Biology and 1 other science.
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
Access45 Level 3 credits in graded units,including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit.

15 Distinctions in Biology and one other science are typically required. Acceptable science subjects are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography or Geology.

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