You will need to meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been awarded within the last five years (including year of application).

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Entry criteria: 2017 entry

GCSEs or EU/International equivalent

Grades A* to C.
English Language and Maths at grade B or above.
Subject 8 subjects which must include: English Language, Maths, and either Biology and Chemistry or Double Award sciences
Please see statement about mitigating circumstances.
Additional Requirements
If you studied under an educational system that did not include GCSEs we will consider your academic record at the equivalent stage. However, we will not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths in lieu of GCSEs.
Applicants are required to provide details of their full academic study prior to their current course of studies.  Applicants should also be aware that they will be required to provide certificates confirming these details.


A Levels or equivalent

A Levels 
Grades ABB
Subjects Biology and Chemistry plus one other subject.
General Studies and Key Skills not accepted.
Adjusted criteria If your predicted/actual grades are between BBB and BBC, your application will be considered in relation to the average A level point score per student at your school/college.
You must still meet the GCSE requirements.
Please see our eligibility flowchart (PDF).
Check our eligible schools/colleges list for 2017 entry (PDF).
Additional Requirements

We will consider applications from applicants that are re-sitting their A levels (including AS levels and modular resits) over 3 years. However, you will be required to achieve higher grades. Re-sit applications will be assessed on an individual basis, as offers may be dependent on achieved Biology and Chemistry grades. Any re-sit grades will supersede any previous grades you have achieved.

Applicants must be aware that any offer made on the basis of their re-sits will make their previous A levels null and void and there can be no mixing and matching of grades from different academic cycles.

International Baccalaureate
Award Full award diploma
Scores Overall score of 34.

16 points at Higher Level, with a minimum score of 6 in either Biology or Chemistry and 5 in the other.

At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Mathematics (or Maths Studies) and English, if at least a B grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O level Maths and English.

Other qualifications
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma Predicted grades of D3, M2, M2.
Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable.
Scottish Highers Three Advanced Highers at ABB, including Chemistry and Biology.
European Baccalaureate Overall grade of 80 per cent, with a minimum of 8 in both Biology and Chemistry.


English language

If English is not your first language and you have not sat a GCSE/IGCSE, you must provide evidence of your proficiency via the tests listed below.  The test is valid for a period of two years.
GCSE / IGCSE English Language grade B or above.
IELTS International English Language Testing System)
7.0 overall (including 7.0 in written and speaking element and a minimum score of 6.5 in the reading and listening element)*
Pearson's test 67 overall (including 67 in written and speaking element and no section less than 61)*
Additional Requirements
*Applicants who have sat a test more than twice in one year will not be considered.

EU and International qualifications

We require applicants to ensure that their qualification meets our entry requirements prior to application:

European qualifications (PDF)
International qualifications (PDF)

If you hold qualifications which are not listed here, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for advice.

Non-academic criteria

Personal statement We look for able students who have a strong interest in their chosen subject and are willing to work hard. Your success in Biomedical Science will be underpinned by a proper understanding of biology and a thorough knowledge of the principles of chemistry.

As a guide, your personal statement should include:
 - what interests you about Biomedical Science
 - what extra work have you undertaken to support this interest. Any participation in extra-curricular activities relating to science may be beneficial.

Please remember that your personal statement should be subject specific, not general. You will also be expected to have an awareness of current issues and include any other relevant information to support your application.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:23

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