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*

Undergraduate degree
Grade 2:2.
Subjects accepted Subject which offers an appropriate grounding in science, healthcare or physiology (or an equivalent overseas qualification).

*Degrees must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2014.

Experience of the research process and/or completion of an undergraduate dissertation are essential. We are unable to accept professional and/or work based qualifications in place of recognised academic qualifications.

International qualifications

We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries. If you would like an admissions officer to review your qualification, please send a copy of it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If your qualification is not in English, please arrange for it to be translated by a certified translator before sending it to us.

If your undergraduate degree contains non-science classes, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you the science matrix GPA calculator. You'll be asked to complete the matrix spreadsheet and return this with your application form for consideration by the course team. 

English language

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 If you have completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another. However, you are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within one year.


IELTS overall 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each of the sub-test components.

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 (Certificate in Advanced English) with a Pass at Grade B or C (Borderline in all four components) (equivalent to C1).

Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Cambridge English: Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with a Level C1 (Weak in all four components).

Other essential criteria

Personal statement

Each applicant is asked to outline their reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form.


Please 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 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: Monday, 08 June 2015 12:20