Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Life Sciences)
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) (with placements)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Biomedical Sciences School of Biomedical 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.

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.