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Main entry requirements
Excluding General Studies. Grade B in one of the following subjects:Psychology Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths
One of the following subjects at Grade B: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Psychology ,Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths required.
One of the following subjects at Grade B:Psychology, Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths required.
Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL requirement, Applied Science, Animal Management, Agriculture, Countryside Management, Fish management, Forestry and Arboriculture.
Applicant will be considered with IB 38-34 OR 766 or 665 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have Grade 5 at HL in one of the following subjects: Psychology,Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136-165 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers71%
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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.
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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