Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 3 years 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Biomedical Sciences School of Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements

A level: Typical offer of 112-128 points from a minimum 3 A levels including grade B in Biology OR Human Biology and grade B in second science, for example: Physics, Chemistry, Maths Applied Science or Environmental Science/Studies. Excluding General Studies.

BTEC: DDM Applied Science, Medical Science acceptable provided they have at least 6 specialist units in Biology and Science (Maths, Chem, Phys) subjects. Please contact the admissions team if you require further advice.

International Baccalaureate: 28 overall to include 5 at Higher Level Biology and either Chemistry, Maths, Applied Science, Environmental Science or Physics.

IELTS: Overall average score of at least 6.0, with a score of at least 6.0 in all elements.

Access Courses: Pass Access (e.g. science, combined science, medicine) with at least 45 credits at level 3, 30 must be at distinction level and come from at least two specialisms such as: maths, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology. The remaining 15 level 3 credits must be at merit from environmental science, psychology, science related subject. Must have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.


For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

A Level: Typical offer of 104-120 points from a minimum of 3 A levels including grade B in Biology OR Human Biology and grade C in second Science, listed above. Excluding General Studies. 

Note: 104 points offer maybe given if student has relevant work experience or other study.

BTEC: DDM Applied Science, Medical Science acceptable provided you have at least 6 specialist units in Biology and Science (Maths, Chemistry, Physics) subjects. Please contact the admissions team if you require further advice.

International Baccalaureate: 27 overall to include 5 in Biology at Higher Level and 5 in a second science subject at Higher Level.

IELTS: Overall average score of at least 6.0, with a score of at least 5.5 in all elements.

Access Courses: Pass Access (e.g. science, combined science, medicine) with at least 45 credits at level 3, 30 must be at distinction level and come from at least two specialisms such as: maths, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology. The remaining 15 level 3 credits must be at merit from environmental science, psychology, science related subject. Must have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above


For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.