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Biomedical Science - BSc (Hons) 2019
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: ABB-BCC from A levels, or equivalent, to include Biology plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.
Admissions test required? No
Audition required? No
Criminal check (DBS) required? No
Health checks required? No
Interview required? No
Portfolio required? No
Other required? No
   
Access to HE Diploma  
Further details: 128 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science), with a minimum of 18 level 3 credits in Biology at Distinction and a minimum of 12 level 3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction.
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and either Chemistry (if not taken to A level standard) or Double Science/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English, Mathematics and either Chemistry (if not taken to A level standard) or Double Science.
   
Key/Functional Skills  
Are Key Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
Are Functional Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
   
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Qualifications  
GCE A/AS level  
  Advanced Subsidiary
    Not accepted
  A level
    Further details: ABB-BCC from A levels, to include Biology plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.
BTEC (QCF)  
  Subsidiary Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DDM
    Further details: Must be in a Science or Applied Science subject.
BTEC (RQF)  
  National Extended Certificate
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  National Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  National Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DDM
    Further details: Must be in a Science or Applied Science subject.
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma including BB from 2 A levels in Biology and a second pure Science subject or Mathematics.
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Overall Tariff Score: 104-128
Acceptability: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Which lines of Learning/Points/Grades are accepted for entry: Please see below:
Society, Health & Development at grade C
Additional Information: An A level in Biology or Chemistry at grade B.
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
    Not accepted
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
Further details: BCC-CDD from Advanced Highers, to include Biology plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics.
   
Core Skills  
    Are Core Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No
   
Other UCAS Tariff Qualifications  
Irish Leaving Certificate  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: A2 B1 B2 B3 B3 at Higher Level, including Higher Level Biology at B1, plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics at B1.
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
    Entry requirement: H2 H2 H3 H3 H3
    Further details: To include Higher Level Biology at H3, plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics at H3.
International Baccalaureate  
    Entry requirement: 30
    Further details: 30 points from the IB Diploma, with 665 at Higher Level, to include Biology plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics. 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).
   
Extended Project Qualification  
    Not accepted
   
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  
    Entry requirement: M1 M2 M2
    Further details: 3 Principal Subjects at M1 M2 M2, to include Principal Subjects in Biology plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics.
   
English Language Requirements  
International English Language Testing System:  
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CAE score of 52 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CPE score of 45 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015):  
An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT:  
79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE):  
An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
HKDSE English Language Examination:  
An overall score of 4 with a minimum of 3 in each component.
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE):  
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
European Baccalaureate English Language 1:  
A minimum of 6.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 1.
European Baccalaureate English Language 2:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 2.
   
Other Qualifications  
  N/A