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Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Required subject: grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics. Preferred subject: Psychology, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Statistics. General Studies and Critical thinking A-levels are not accepted At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics are also required.
AAAAB plus grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics or Nat. 5/ Int. 2 Maths grade B
AAA-AAB plus grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics or Nat. 5/ Int. 2 Maths grade B
Distinction*, Distinction in Health & Social Care, Applied Science, Applied Law or Business plus 1 A-level grade A from the preferred subject list, plus GCSE Mathematics at grade B or 6. Other BTEC subject areas considered on an individual basis. At least five GCSE passes at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and grade B or 6 in Mathematics. Core Maths is acceptable at grade B in place of GCSE Mathematics.
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction in Health & Social Care, Applied Science, Applied Law or Business, plus GCSE Mathematics at grade B or 6. Other BTEC subject areas considered on an individual basis. At least five GCSE passes at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and grade B or 6 in Mathematics. Core Maths is acceptable at grade B in place of GCSE Mathematics.
6,6,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall. In addition, 5 in Standard Level Maths or Maths Studies is also required.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers80%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
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- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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