Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences 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 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.

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.