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Main entry requirements
Including Chemistry and a second science Acceptable second sciences: Biology (preferred), Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Geology and Applied Science For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the science practical of each subject will be required.
Including Chemistry and a second science
DDD in Applied Science with Merits in modules 1 and 5 (they are two ‘theory’ externally assessed modules - Principles and Applications of Science I and II. For previous BTEC (QCF) qualification: DDD in Applied Science with at least 120 Level 3 credits at Distinction, including relevant units in Biology and Chemistry. Please note alternative BTEC subjects are not acceptable for this programme. Download our BTEC Applied Science unit requirements for School of Life Sciences document for more information available on the University of Liverpool course page.
34 including 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 5 in a second science at Higher Level
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers80%
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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