What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Typical offer: A*AA, including A*A in Mathematics and Physics, plus a pass in the practical science assessment where applicable. EPQ offer: A*AB, to include Mathematics and Physics at grade A*A, and grade A in the EPQ; plus a pass in the practical science assessment where applicable. Contextual offer: AAB, to include both Mathematics and Physics at grade A; plus a pass in the practical science assessment where applicable. General Studies, Use of Mathematics, Core Mathematics, Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking are excluded for entry.
Typical offer: AAA to include Mathematics and Physics. All applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at Standard Grade, Grade 3 or National 5, Grade C, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/Grade 4.
Typical offer: Pass, with overall score of 38 points, with 18 points required at Higher Level, including 13 points from Mathematics and Physics.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers64%
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
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