Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
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 and Healthcare Sciences School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences
Entry requirements A level
Three A levels to include grade B in Biology/Human Biology and grade B in a second science: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology or Applied Science.

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. 

BTEC

18 unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM with at least six specialist subject unit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

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 and 15 credits at merit or higher. Must include minimum 15 credits in biology units with merit, plus 18 credits in chemistry, maths or physics.

IB 
28 points, including 5 at higher level Biology plus 5 at higher level second science.

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 6.0, with a score of at least 5.5 in all four elements (listening, reading, speaking and writing).


For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
A level
Three A levels to include grade A in Biology/Human Biology and grade B in A level Chemistry.

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

IB
30 points, including 5 at Chemistry and Biology at the Higher Level.

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.

BTEC
BTEC QCF Extended Diploma/BTEC RQF National Extended Diploma: DDM with at least six specialist subject units in Biology and/or Chemistry.

Access
Pass a Science Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall, to include 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at distinction and 15 credits at merit or higher. Must include minimum 15 credits in Biology units, plus 15 credits in Chemistry, Maths or Physics.

IELTS
Overall average score of at least 6.0, with a score of at least 6.0 in the listening and reading sections and at least 6.0 in the writing and speaking sections.


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