Pharmacology BSc (Hons)

Key information


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Entry Requirements

A level requirementsTypical A level offer AAB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.

General Studies is not considered for this course.

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 Distinction 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, H2, H3 
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherNot accepted without Advanced Highers at grades AAB
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted at grade B as equivalent to a third non-science A level at grade B.
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/4 also required.
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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 AAB or ABB plus A in the EPQ.

Alternative entry requirements

Contextual admissions

We are committed to supporting under-represented groups to access higher education through our use of contextual data in admissions. This means that certain specified groups who may have experienced barriers to their education may be made an offer with up to a two grade reduction from our standard offer. Please note that some exceptions apply. Read the detail on our contextual admissions strategy to find out more.