Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Life Sciences)
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 3 years 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (with placements)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences
Entry requirements
A level
Three A levels to include grade A in Biology/Human Biology and grade B in A level Chemistry.

GCSE
Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English Language. 

IB
30 points, including 5 at Chemistry and Biology at the Higher Level.

If English is not your first language you will have to achieve an IELTS or equivalent qualification at the grades stated below. If you are considering another equivalent qualification, please contact admissions.

BTEC
BTEC QCF Extended Diploma/BTEC RQF National Extended Diploma: DDM with at least six specialist subject units in Biology and/or Chemistry.

Access
Pass a Science Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall, to include 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at distinction and 15 credits at merit or higher. Must include minimum 15 credits in Biology units, plus 15 credits in Chemistry, Maths or Physics.

IELTS
Overall average score of at least 6.0, with a score of at least 6.0 in the listening and reading sections and at least 6.0 in the writing and speaking sections.


For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
Requires interview

A level
Minimum of three A levels to include grade B in Biology and grade B in a second science subject: Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Applied Science, Geography, Geology, Psychology, Nutrition, or Environmental Science/Studies.

GCSE
Grade 4 or above in Maths and English Language.

IB
28 points including 5 at a higher level Biology and Chemistry.

BTEC
Science/Applied Science related BTECs if specific specialist units being studied.

Other
Other combinations and non A level qualifications will be considered. 

An interview, satisfactory DBS (formerly CRB) Enhanced Disclosure and Occupational Health checks are required.
 
Relevant international qualifications considered.

If English is not your first language you will have to achieve an IELTS or equivalent qualification at the grades stated below. If you are considering another equivalent qualification, please contact admissions.
 
IELTS
Overall average score of at least 7.0, with a score of at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections.


If you are a citizen of a non EU country, please contact the Admissions Team on Tel: +44 1752 437333  prior to submitting an application.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary


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