Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 3 years 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (with placements) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Biomedical Sciences School of Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements

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.

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

If you have no second science subject please refer to Admissions: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

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

IB: 28 points, including 5 at higher level biology and 5 in second science. Maths or physics. English and maths accepted within - higher level = 4, standard level = 5.

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.

Other combinations and non-A level qualifications considered. 

BTEC QCF Extended Diploma/RQF National Extended Diploma: DDM with at least six specialist subject unit in biology, chemistry, physics and nutrition or sports science. 

Access - pass a Science Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall, to include 45 credits at level 3, of which 33 credits must be at merit and/or distinction. Must include minimum 15 credits in biology units with merit, plus 18 credits in chemistry, maths or physics.

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 6.5, with a score of at least 6.0 in each element.


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