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Birmingham City University

Medical Ultrasound with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: B80F

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science General Studies and Critical Thinking

88 UCAS tariff points Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science General Studies and Critical Thinking

60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. The remainding 15 credits can be taken at either level 2 or 3. Within the level 3 credits, a minimum of 18 must be achieved at merit or distinction including 12 in science subjects with 3 credits in physics. Must have maths and english GCSE at C or above prior to application. Must be in a science related pathway. GCSE equivalencies only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent'

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 subjects at grade Must include mathematics, English language and science subjects. Must have been achieved at the point of application. Equivalent qualifications are not accepted.

HNC (BTEC)

P

Must be in a science related pathway.

HND (BTEC)

P

Must be in a science related pathway.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

24 points overall Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 11 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 88 UCAS Tariff Points At least one Higher Level subject with grade 4 or above from Group 4 AND Grade 4 in Maths (Standard Level) AND English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B and Ab Initio - Grade 5 A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 88 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1). Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science or Science

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

Science or Applied Science

88 tariff points Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction

88 tariff points Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

M

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction Must be offered along with either two A-levels, or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 88 tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Science or Applied Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

M

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction

Achieve a minimum of 88 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades DDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers). Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

Achieve a minimum of 88 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades DDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers). Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted

UCAS Tariff

88

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at A level grade B or BTEC Distinction

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Subject

Medical biotechnology

Medical Ultrasound with Foundation Year

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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