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 no more than five years before your year of application.

 MG 5514

Entry criteria 2019:


Grades Grade 6 / B or above in a minimum of five subjects
Subject Five subjects which must include English Language and Maths with Biology and Chemistry. Alternatively, we will accept Double / Triple award science.
Additional information
We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths instead of GCSEs

A Levels

We do not accept BTEC or Access Diploma qualifications for Biomedical Science BSc.

Grades ABB

Biology and Chemistry plus one other subject.

General Studies and level 3 Key Skills are not accepted.

Adjusted Criteria 

If you attend a school or college in England from this list (i.e. a non-selective state school with an average A-Level grade of D+ or below, or one that is in the bottom 20% in England for progression to Higher Education) then you may be eligible to receive an adjusted A-Level offer two grades lower than the standard for the course.

For Biomedical Science BSc this will be an A Level offer of BBC.

You will still have to meet all other academic and non-academic entry requirements.

Additional information


We will consider your application if you are re-sitting your 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 previous grades.


 International Baccalaureate

Award Full Award Diploma
Scores Overall score of 34

16 points at Higher Level including both Biology and Chemistry, with a minimum of 5 in one and 6 in the other.                    

At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be in Maths (or Maths Studies) and English Language if you have not achieved GCSE / IGCSE Maths and English at grade 6 / B.

 Other qualifications

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  D3, M2, M2
Combinations of individual Pre-U Diploma 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.
EU qualifications View a list of the European qualifications we accept 
International qualifications View a list of the international qualifications we accept

English language 


English Language grade 6 / B or above.

Please note: all components (speaking, listening, reading and writing) must be completed and assessed.


(International English Language Testing System)

6.5 overall (including minimum 6.0 in each component)

You are able to take two attempts to achieve your IELTS qualification per year and your test results are valid for two years. 

Other tests Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

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 good understanding of biology and a thorough knowledge of the principles of chemistry.

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

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.


Additional Requirements

Last Updated: Tuesday, 09 July 2019 10:07