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Pharmacology - BSc (Hons) 2021
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: BCC-ABB from A levels, or equivalent, to include Biology or Chemistry, plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics. Applied Science not accepted. 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: 106-128 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science), with a minimum of 15 level 3 credits in Biology and a minimum of 15 level 3 credits in Chemistry passed at Merit or above.
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and either Biology or Chemistry (whichever is not taken to A level standard) or Double Science/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English, Mathematics and either Biology or Chemistry (whichever is not taken to A level standard) or Double Science.
   
Key/Functional Skills  
Are Key Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No
Are Functional Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No
   
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Qualifications  
GCE A/AS level  
  Advanced Subsidiary
    Not accepted
  A level
    Further details: BCC-ABB from A levels, to include Biology or Chemistry, plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics. Applied Science not accepted. 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: DMM-DDM
    Further details: Must be in Applied Science, Lab & Industrial Science or Medical Science.
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-DDM
    Further details: Must be in Applied Science.
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma including 2 A levels at BC from Science subjects, one of which must be Biology or Chemistry.
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 E
Sport and Active Leisure at grade E
Additional Information: An A level in Biology or Chemistry at grade C, plus one other pure Science subject or Mathematics.
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
    Not accepted
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
Entry requirement: CDD-BCC
Further details: CDD-BCC from Advanced Highers, to include Biology or Chemistry plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics. Applied Science not accepted.
   
Other UCAS Tariff Qualifications  
Irish Leaving Certificate  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: B1 B2 C2 C2 C2 - A2 B1 B2 B3 B3 at Higher Level, including Biology or Chemistry at B1 plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics.
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
    Entry requirement: H3 H3 H3 H4 H4 - H2 H2 H3 H3 H3
    Further details: To include Higher Level Biology or Chemistry at H3 plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics. Applicants not studying Chemistry at Higher Level, will require Chemistry at Ordinary Level.
International Baccalaureate  
    Entry requirement: 27-29
    Further details: IB Diploma with 655 - 766 at Higher Level, to include Biology plus Chemistry 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: M2 M3 P1 - D3 M2 M2
    Further details: 3 Principal Subjects at M2 M3 P1 - D3 M2 M2. To include Principal Subjects in Biology or Chemistry, plus a second pure Science subject or Mathematics.
   
OCR Cambridge Technical  
  Introductory Diploma
  Diploma
  Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DMM-DDM
   
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