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

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: H300
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Not accepted without grade B in A Level Mathematics
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Entry Requirements

A level offerABB including Mathematics and either Physics or Further Maths.
Subject requirementsApplicants not offering Physics or Further Maths A Level must have at least one Mechanics unit at grade B in Mathematics A Level and must be studying another Science subject at A Level. Accepted Science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, Electronics, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Human Biology and Statistics.

Applicants not offering a Mechanics unit as part of A Level Mathematics would also be considered if they have AS Physics grade B alongside 3 A Levels including Mathematics and an accepted Science subject.

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 Subsidiary DiplomaAcceptable at grade Distinction (any subject) alongside BB at A level including Mathematics and either Physics or Further Maths.
BTEC Level 3 DiplomaDistinction Distinction in relevant BTEC considered alongside A Level Mathematics grade B. Accepted BTECs include Aeronautical, Aerospace, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Engineering.
BTEC Level 3 Extended DiplomaNot accepted without grade B in A Level Mathematics
International Baccalaureate33 overall, including 5 at Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H1, H2, H2 at Higher Level including Mathematics and Physics at H1.
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherPass Scottish Advanced Highers with grades ABB including Mathematics and Physics.
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAcceptable at grade A alongside AB in A Level Mathematics and either Physics or Further Maths.
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
AccessConsidered if taking a relevant subject. 42 Level 3 credits at Distinction, including 15 Level 3 credits in Mathematics is required. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C also required.
International entry informationYour country
Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our A Level 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