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Marine Biology - BSc (Hons) 2020
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: 112 points to include 3 A levels, or equivalent, with 40 points from A level Biology. Applicants will normally need to pass the separate Science Practical Endorsement
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: 112 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science).
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and Science/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English, Mathematics and 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
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
  A level
    Further details: 112 Tariff points to include 3 A levels, with Biology at grade B. Applicants will normally need to pass the separate Science Practical Endorsement.
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: DMM
    Further details: Must be in a 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: DMM
    Further details: Must be in a Science subject.
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma including 2 A levels, one of which must be Biology at grade B.
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Overall Tariff Score: 112
Acceptability: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Which lines of Learning/Points/Grades are accepted for entry: Please see below:
Business Administration & Finance at grade D
Construction and the Built Environment at grade D
Creative and Media at grade D
Engineering at grade D
Environmental and Land-Based Studies at grade D
Hair and Beauty Studies at grade D
Hospitality at grade D
Information Technology at grade D
Manufacturing and Product Design at grade D
Public Services at grade D
Retail Business at grade D
Society, Health & Development at grade D
Sport and Active Leisure at grade D
Travel and Tourism at grade D
Additional Information: An A level in Biology at grade B.
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
Further details: 112 Tariff points, Biology at grade C.
   
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: B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 at Higher Level, including Higher Level Biology at B1.
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
    Entry requirement: H3 H3 H3 H3 H4
    Further details: To include Higher Level Biology at H3.
International Baccalaureate  
    Entry requirement: 27
    Further details: 27 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, with 6 points from a Higher Level in Biology. 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).
   
Extended Project Qualification  
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
   
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  
    Further details: Cambridge Pre-U score of 54, to include a Principal Subject in Biology at M2.
   
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