What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A-levels must include both Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry. You will also normally need to pass the separate science practical assessment in at least one of Biology or Chemistry. If you are not able to take the science practical assessment, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two Science subjects with grade B in each (or grade 5 in the new grading scale).
Highers must include both Biology and Chemistry, with at least grade B in each. Ideally, you will also have both these sciences as Advanced Highers. Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics and English is essential.
The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma will need to be in Applied Science and you will need to have opted for substantial numbers of modules in both Biology and Chemistry related topics. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two Science subjects with grade B in each (or grade 5 in the new grading scale).
This score should be from the full IB Diploma. You will need Higher Level in both Biology and Chemistry, with grade 5 in one and grade 6 in the other.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136-144 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
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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