Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Medical Physiology
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: 128 points from three A levels, including at least two relevant science subjects BB from biology/human biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics plus a third subject that can include environmental science, environmental studies, psychology, geography, geology, or applied science. Excluding general studies.

BTEC: DDM in Applied/Medical Science. Must contain at least six specialist units in Biology and Science. Please contact the admissions team if you require further advice.

International Baccalaureate: 30 points including 5 at Higher Level Biology plus 5 at Higher Level second Science.

IELTS: Overall average score of at least 6.5, with a score of at least 6.5 in the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 in the writing and speaking sections.

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.

English language requirements 

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