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Suitability interviews, DBS and occupational health
assessments may also need to be undertaken by applicants considering
progression to certain professionally recognised programmes.
Applications from students with non-standard qualifications, including those
without science qualifications at level 3, are welcomed and are assessed on an
individual basis. This course is also suitable for those returning to study who
can offer work or other related experience in place of formal qualifications
and who have the equivalent of basic mathematical, English and science skills
(i.e. the equivalent of a grade C at GCSE level)
A level: from a minimum of 2 A levels, including at least one pass in
a science subject. Excluding general studies.
GCSE: mathematics and English language grade C/4.
International Baccalaureate: 24 overall to include 3 at Higher Level
science subject. English and mathematics must be included.
BTEC: MMP in a science related subject.
Access: pass an Access to HE Diploma (e.g science/combined
Other qualifications and professional experience may be considered.
Interview may be required, please refer to institution for individual
We are aware of the various education systems throughout the world and make
offers based on equivalent qualifications to those listed in our entry
requirements. You should be able to possess the ability to study in the English
language and be familiar with this in a scientific context. To that end, we
will ask for a minimum IELTS score; this will not differ from that required for
any other science degree, and support in scientific English is offered.
For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff