What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A minimum of 3 A Levels at ABB. To include AB from Chemistry and Biology. For Second Year entry, a minimum of 3 A Levels at AAB, to include AB From Chemistry and Biology.
A minimum of 4 Highers at AAAB (C or B at AH may substitute for B or A at H respectively) obtained at a single sitting or a minimum of 5H at AAAAB obtained over two sittings. To include AB from Chemistry and Biology.
For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 3 Advanced Highers at AAB, to include AB from Chemistry and Biology.
A minimum of 34 points, with 6 points at HL required in Chemistry and Biology. For Second Year Entry, a minimum of 36 points, with 6 points minimum at HL required from Chemistry and Biology.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers83%
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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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How you'll spend your time
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- Independent study
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- Written exams
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