Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences
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) (+ optional placement)
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.

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.