Human Physiology BSc (Hons)

Key information


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Entry Requirements

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

General Studies is not considered for this course.

Subject requirementsBiology and a second science, preferably Chemistry, at A level

Also accepted as a second science: Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Geology and Applied Science.

For applicants from England, where A levels in Biology, Chemistry or Physics have been taken, we will also require a pass in the Practical Endorsement
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 Baccalaureate33 points, including 6 in Higher Level Biology, and 5 in another Higher Level Subject
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3
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.
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 Biology and Chemistry.

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 ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

Alternative entry requirements

Contextual offers pilot

For 2021 entry, we are piloting the use of contextual offers for applicants offering a 2-grade reduction* from the standard offer for the following under-represented groups:

  • Students from English neighbourhoods with historically low participation in Higher Education (known as POLAR 4 Quintile 1 postcodes, after the dataset used by the Office for Students to track this metric)
  • UK Care Experienced students (ie qualifying students who have spent any amount of time in Local Authority care and meet associated eligibility criteria used nationally)

*Please note, programmes in Medicine and Dentistry are currently excluded from this pilot.

For more informatiom see our information on the 2021 Contextual Admissions Pilot.