Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Physiological 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 Sciences School of Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements

A level: Three A levels, including at least two relevant science subjects from biology/human biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics plus a third subject that can include environmental science, environmental studies, psychology, geography, geology, or applied science. General studies not accepted.

International Baccalaureate: 30 points including five at Higher Level biology plus five at Higher Level second science.

IELTS: Overall average score of at least 6.5, with a score of at least 6.5 in the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 in the writing and speaking sections.

Access Courses: Pass Access (e.g. science, combined science, medicine) with at least 45 credits at level 3, 30 must be at distinction level and come from at least two specialisms such as: maths, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology. The remaining 15 level 3 credits must be at merit from environmental science, psychology, science related subject. Must have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.


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

Requires interview

The interview follows a structured and formal process in order to ensure that every student applying to a particular programme, is asked the same questions and receives the same prompts. The interview should take approximately 20 minutes. It is not a test of scientific knowledge, but aims to explore your attitudes, outlook and way of thinking. 

A level

Minimum of three A levels to include grade B in Biology and grade B in a second science subject from 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. 

Other

Other suitable combinations, international and non A level qualifications, including Access and BTech’s courses, will be considered on an individual basis. 

Non-academic conditions include a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure check (DBS formerly CRB) and Occupational Health clearance. 

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. 

English language requirements

If you are uncertain whether your academic profile will be suitable to apply please contact the Admissions Team on Tel: +44 1752 437333 or by email at meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk prior to submitting an application. 

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

Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise

Please view our Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise page.