You will need to meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. All qualifications must have been awarded within the last five years (including year of application).
Undergraduate degree or equivalent*
You should normally have, or be expected to achieve, at least a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a biomedical science or a science related subject (or an equivalent overseas qualification).
*Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2016.
If you are invited for an interview you may be asked to write a short paper (no more than one page) on a subject associated with biomedical research as part of the application process.
Indication of international degree equivalence
Name of country
|Title of qualification||Result|
|United States||Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area||
GPA - 3.0
|Canada||Bachelor's honours degree in a relevant subject area||
GPA - 3.0
|China||Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area||
|Ghana||Bachelor's degree from a UK NARIC listed institution in a relevant subject area||
|India||Bachelor's honours/special degree in a professional and/or relevant subject area (four years in duration)||60%|
|Pakistan||Bachelor's/Master's degree in a relevant subject area (four years in duration)||60%|
|Nigeria||Bachelor's honours degree in a relevant subject area||GPA 3.0
*Guide only, subject to change.
If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.
English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.
|IELTS||Overall 6.5 with 6.0 in Listening, 6.0 in Reading, 6.0 in Writing and 6.0 in Speaking.|
|Pearson Test||Pearson (PTE Academic) Test overall 67 with 67 in Listening, 67 in Reading, 67 in Writing, 67 in Speaking.|
|Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)||Cambridge English Advanced overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section.|
|Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English)||Cambridge English: Proficiency overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section|
Other essential criteria
You will be asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form.
You must also provide two satisfactory references to support your application, both dated within the last year (from date of application). One of these must be a recent academic reference and the other should be either a second academic reference or a professional/employer reference.
Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or from yourself.
References must be submitted using the Reference Request Form within two weeks of making an application to enrol on this course. References should cover your suitability for the course and your ability to engage in academic processes according to the guidance and questions included on the form.
Last Updated: Friday, 29 January 2016 13:55