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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 subjects: Mathematics and Physics, plus a Pass in the practical element of any Science A-levels being taken 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.
AAABB including A in Maths and B in Physics.
AAA-ABB including Maths and Physics.
Distinction Distinction plus A in A-level Maths and A in A-level Physics. Plus a Pass in the practical element of any Science A-levels taken. At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics
6,5,5 at Higher Level including 6 in Maths at Higher Level and 5 in Physics at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
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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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- 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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