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Main entry requirements
Grades AAB including chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. There is a requirement to pass the practical assessment in the newly reformed science A Levels.
Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers AAB in chemistry plus in at least one other science from physics, biology or mathematics. Alternatively, two Advanced Highers at grades AA, and two Highers at grades BB. This must include chemistry and another science from physics, biology or mathematics at Advanced Higher. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Admissions Office.
Please refer to subject criteria for the Extended Diploma in Applied Science above. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with grades DD or DM plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level or equivalent at grade B (with DD in the National Diploma) or grade A (with DM in the National Diploma) preferably in chemistry, physics, biology or mathematics.
Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grades MM plus additional level 3 qualifications such as two A Levels or equivalent at grades AB in any order to include at least one from chemistry, physics, biology or mathematics.
The School of Chemistry only accepts the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Qualifications in Applied Science. Please note that acceptability is dependent upon completing specific modules. Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma The Biomedical Sciences pathway is not suitable for entry. The Analytical and Forensic Science pathway is suitable, but the following specific modules must be completed: Group A Optional Units must include: - Applications of Inorganic Chemistry - Applications of Organic Chemistry Group B Optional Units must include: - Industrial Chemical Reactions We highly recommend students take the module in Practical Chemical Analysis in Group A The Physical Science pathway is suitable, but following specific modules must be completed: Group A Optional Units must include: - Applications of Inorganic Chemistry - Industrial Chemical Reactions Group B Optional units must include: - Applications of Organic Chemistry We highly recommend students take the module in Practical Chemical Analysis in Group A Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with grades DDM.
35 points overall with grades of 6,6,5 in 3 Higher Level subjects to include chemistry and one other science or mathematics. If English is not offered as one of the Diploma subjects (SL or HL) then a score of 6.0 at IELTS (or an equivalent approved qualification) must be offered.
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.
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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