What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A-level Chemistry and at least one from Biology, Mathematics or Physics required. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.
Advanced Higher Chemistry and either Biology, Mathematics or Physics required. Offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers.
6,5,5 at Higher Level to include Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics or Physics
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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