Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) BSc (Hons) Psychology with Human Biology
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 and Healthcare Sciences School of Psychology
Entry requirements
Requires interview
Take a look at our interview information.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.  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.

BBB at A level to include biology or human biology, excluding general studies.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall including biology - 5 in higher level.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM to include biology units. 

BTEC National Diploma modules
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.
                                                                                                         
Access courses: pass an Access course with at least 33 credits at merit to include at least 12 level 3 credits in biology units with merit, including GCSE English and maths grade C / 4 or above or equivalent.

Candidates concerned about meeting this offer are encouraged to contact the Institution direct.

English language requirements

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