What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
To include Biology plus one other pure Science subject or Mathematics. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.
To include Biology plus one other pure Science subject or Mathematics.
Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Must be in a Science or Applied Science subject.
6,6,6 at Higher Level to include Biology plus one other pure Science subject or Mathematics. 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).
Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers94%
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
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Learn about health and disease by investigating molecular biology, immunology, histology, microbiology, heamatology and biochemistry. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? Study a course that is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology. You will benefit from studying on a course with high student satisfaction (NSS), and good employment prospects (DLHE). MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You will gain practical experience in our modern and fully equipped laboratories which include an excellent range of advanced microscopy facilities. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is open to A level applicants (or equivalent) who have studied Biology plus one other pure science or maths. Full details of our entry requirements can be found on our website. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You will have the option to apply for a sandwich placement year, taking advantage of our strong links with NHS and industrial employers. Also, you can opt to join one of our internationally-recognised research groups to undertake a novel project. AFTER THE COURSE The research-intensive final-year project will develop you as an independent researcher and provide both specific skills in scientist training, and transferable skills suitable for a variety of work place environments. A number of our graduates have successfully secured entry onto both four and five-year medical and dental programmes, whilst others have secured places on the NHS Scientist Training Programme, teacher training programmes and in publishing.
The first year of this course focuses on a general introduction to university-level education and the systems of the body and the diseases that affect them. Core units in this year include neuroscience and pharmacology, cells to systems, pathological sciences, case discussions in biomedical science, graduate skills and careers and laboratory skills. In your second year you will build on your knowledge, including a greater in-depth approach to the different biological disciplines and in your final year you will obtain an in-depth view of the body's systems and how they are affected in both health and disease.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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