Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Physiological 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 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.
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.


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