Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences 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 (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Biomedical Sciences School of Psychology
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:  

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


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

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.

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.

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.
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.