Pharmacology BSc (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: B210
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 34 / BTEC : D*DD in relevant diploma
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Entry Requirements

A level offerTypical A level offer AAB
Subject requirementsChemistry A level plus a second science, preferably Biology, 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 National Extended DiplomaD*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 Baccalaureate34 points, including 6 in Higher Level Chemistry, and 5 in another Higher Level
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H1, H2, H2
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherNot accepted without Advanced Highers at grades ABB
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted at grade B as equivalent to a third non-science A level at grade B.
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 Chemistry and Biology.

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.

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