Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health 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 a grade B in a second science subject: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, PE, or Food and Nutrition.

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.

IB: 28 points, including 5 at higher level biology and 5 in second science. Maths or physics. English and maths accepted within - higher level = 4, standard level = 5.

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 combinations and non-A level qualifications considered. 

BTEC QCF Extended Diploma/RQF National Extended Diploma: DDM with at least six specialist subject unit in biology, chemistry, physics and nutrition or sports science. 

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

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.

IELTS
Overall average score of at least 6.5, with a score of at least 6.0 in each element.


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.