Course Comparison

Course
BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health
Award
Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years 3 years
Assessment breakdown
- -
Course type
Full-time Full-time
Placement
(includes mandatory placement) (+ optional placement)
Location
Plymouth Plymouth
Provider
School of Biomedical Sciences School of Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements

GCSE

Mathematics and English Language grade C/4

Plus suitable Level 3 qualifications as outlined below:

A Level

104-120 UCAS points from three A levels to include the following:

  • Grade B in Biology
  • Grade B in a second Science subject from Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Science, Geography, Geology, Psychology, Nutrition or Environmental Science/Studies

General studies is not accepted for this course.

BTEC RQF National Extended Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma

DMM in BTEC (Science/Human Health based) – depending on the BTEC and units studied. If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application or contact Admissions for further advice.

Access to Higher Education Diploma

Pass an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science/Human Health based) with 33 Level 3 credits at merit or distinction, including 15 Level 3 credits in Biology and 18 Level 3 credits in Chemistry, Maths, or Physics.

International Baccalaureate

28 points overall to include the following:

  • Higher Level 5 in Biology
  • Higher Level 5 in a second Science from Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Science, Geography, Geology, Psychology, Nutrition or Environmental Science/Studies
  • English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent at higher level 4, standard level 5


Other UK Qualifications

Other suitable combinations and equivalent international qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk for more information.

English Language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS with an overall average score of at least 7.0, with a score of at least 7.0 in all sections will be required.  Equivalent English Language qualifications may be considered, please contact the Admissions Team at meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk for more information. The University will no longer accept the IELTS indicator (online test). All applicants will have to take the IELTS test at an approved centre.

Other requirements

Applicants must also pass an interview, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/Police Check) and Occupational Health (OCH) checks satisfactorily in order to be eligible to enrol on to the programme.

Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise

Please view our Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise page.

GCSE: Grade C/4 or above in Mathematics and English. Consideration may be given to equivalent qualifications such as Functional Skills.

Plus one of the following:

A level: 104-120 tariff points to include a minimum of 3 A levels, including grade B in Biology/Human Biology and grade C in second science. Excluding General Studies.

Relevant second sciences: Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Applied Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography, Psychology, Physical Education, and Food/Nutrition Technology.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass an Access to HE Diploma with 33 Level 3 credits at merit or distinction, including 15 Level 3 credits in Biology and 18 Level 3 credits in Chemistry, Maths, or Physics.

BTEC RQF National Extended Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM – depending on the BTEC and units studied. If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application or contact Admissions for further advice.

International Baccalaureate: 26–29 points overall to include Grade 5 in Higher Level Biology and Grade 5 in a second relevant science. English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent at higher level = 4, standard level = 5

International qualifications: We welcome applicants offering a wide range of international qualifications. Applications are considered on an individual basis, depending on the subjects studied.

English language requirements

IELTS: Overall average score of at least 6.5, with a score of at least 6.0 in all elements.

Other qualifications: Applicants with other qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for advice.