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Main entry requirements
At least one of the following preferred (Biology/Human Biology, Psychology, Sociology) however applicants without one of these subjects will be considered on a case by case basis. GCE A Level General Studies is not accepted. Your results must be obtained within one sitting, resat grades cannot be accepted.
120 UCAS points from A/B grades only. C grades and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 120 Tariff Point requirement, A/B grade Advanced Highers considered only. At least one science preferred (Biology/Human Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Chemistry, Physics) however applicants without one of these subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.
120 UCAS points required, points from A/B grades considered only. C grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Advanced Highers may be combined with Highers to contribute to 120 Tariff Point requirement, A/B grade Highers considered only. At least one Science subject (Biology/Human Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Chemistry, Physics) however applicants without one of these subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.
In combination with an additional GCE A Level, equating to 120 UCAS tariff points total. Health/ Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects may be considered on a case by case basis.
Science/ Health preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects may be considered on a case by case basis.
Science/ Health subjects required, however applicants with other relevant subjects may be considered on a case by case basis.
Must include Higher Level Biology with a minimum grade of H5. Applicants must hold English Language and Mathematics as composite parts of the IBDP.
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 offers15%
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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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