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Marine Environmental Science - BSc (Hons) 2020
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: 104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 32 points from a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics).
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: 106-122 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science).
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.
   
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: 104-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, with a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at grade C.
BTEC (QCF)  
  Subsidiary Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  Diploma
    Entry requirement: D*D*
    Further details: Must be in a Science based subject.
  Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DMM
    Further details: Must be in a Science based subject.
BTEC (RQF)  
  National Extended Certificate
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  National Diploma
    Entry requirement: D*D*
    Further details: Must be in a Science based subject.
  National Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DMM
    Further details: Must be in a Science based 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 a Science subject at grade C.
Additional Information: Acceptable Science subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Overall Tariff Score: 104-120
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 B
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: For applicants taking Principal Learning in Environmental and Land-Based Studies the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma is acceptable on its own. For all other lines of learning an A level in a Science subject at grade C, or equivalent, is required.
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
Further details: 104-120 Tariff points to include a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at grade D.
   
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 a Higher Level Science subject at B2.
Additional Information: Acceptable Science subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
    Entry requirement: H3 H3 H3 H3 H4
    Further details: To include a Higher Level Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at H3.
International Baccalaureate  
    Entry requirement: 26
    Further details: 26 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, with 5 points from a Higher Level in a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics). 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 48, to include a Principal Subject in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at M3.
   
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