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 Sciences School of Psychology
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. 

Grade 4 or above in Maths and English Language. 

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


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.

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 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.

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

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall including biology - 5 in higher level. If overseas and not studying English within IB – must have IELTS at 6.0 overall with 5.5 in all elements.

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.

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.