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Main entry requirements
"128 Tariff points at A level, to include Chemistry at minimum of grade C, plus a second Science subject (Biology preferred) or Mathematics at a minimum of grade C. A levels in Applied Science, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not normally accepted. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application."
Must be in a Science or Mathematics subject, plus 32 points from A level Chemistry at a minimum of grade C.
Must be in a Science or Mathematics subject, plus A level Chemistry at a minimum of grade C.
17 points from Higher Level subjects to include 5 points from Higher Level Chemistry and 5 points from a second Science subject at Higher Level (Biology preferred) or Mathematics. Mathematics and English must be passed with at least 4 points at Standard Level (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).
128 points at A level*, or equivalent, to include a minimum of 32 points from A level Chemistry and a minimum of 32 points from an A level in a second Science subject (Biology preferred) or Mathematics. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview, which will include an admissions test. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. *Please note: The Extended Project and A levels in Applied Science, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not normally accepted. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers82%
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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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