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Main entry requirements
We require grades AAA-ABB, including two of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths (“the Hard Sciences”). You must have a grade A in at least one Hard Science and pass the practical assessments in these subjects. If your grades are AAB or higher, we will accept a grade A in Geography, Psychology, Environmental Studies or PE in place of one of the Hard Sciences. Subjects with overlapping content are not normally considered as separate A-levels, eg Further Maths is not considered alongside Maths and Human Biology is not considered alongside Biology. General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the offer. Your offer will be based on the above criteria as well as your predicted grades and past performance. In addition to the above, each language has specific entry requirements. French: an A-level in French (grade B) or equivalent is required. German: an A-level in German (grade B) or equivalent is required. Spanish: an A-level in Spanish (grade B) or equivalent is required. Italian: an A-level in Italian (grade B) or equivalent is required. Japanese: no prior knowledge of Japanese is assumed, but evidence of linguistic proficiency is required (eg GCSE A* in a foreign language). Chemistry AS-level (grade B) is essential. If you do not have AS-level Chemistry, we would require a full A-level in Chemistry (normally grade B). Mandarin: no prior knowledge of Mandarin is assumed, but evidence of linguistic proficiency is required (eg GCSE A* in a foreign language). Chemistry AS-level (grade B) is essential. If you do not have AS-level Chemistry, we would require a full A-level in Chemistry (normally grade B).
We do not accept Scottish Highers on their own. They are only accepted in combination with Advanced Highers. Two Scottish Highers at grades BB or higher are acceptable in place of the third non-science Advanced Higher subject. Applicants with Scottish Highers only may be considered for the foundation year.
We require AAB-BBB including two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry.
The following qualification is only accepted when taken with two A-level sciences (minimum AB required)
37-32 points overall with 6,6,6 to 6,5,5 at Higher Level including two sciences, normally Biology and Chemistry. For degrees with French, German, Spanish or Italian, 5 or 6 points in the language must be achieved at Higher Level. For degrees with Mandarin or Japanese, 5 points is required in a foreign language at Standard Level.
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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