Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 3 years 4 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (includes mandatory placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Biomedical Sciences School of Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements

A level: Typical offer of 104-120 points from a minimum 3 A Levels, including grade B in Biology OR Human Biology and grade C in second science. Excluding General Studies.

Note: 104 points offer maybe given if student has relevant work experience or other study.

BTEC: DDM with at least 6 specialist units in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Nutrition or Sports Science. Applied Science acceptable provided they have at least 6 specialist units in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Nutrition or Sports Science. Please contact the admissions team if you require further advice.

International Baccalaureate: 27 overall to include 5 in Biology at Higher Level and 5 in a second science subject at Higher Level.

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

Access Courses: Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (Science, combined science, medicine) with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction, including 15 credits in Biology with Merit, and 18 credits in acceptable second science with Merit. Must have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.


We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary

GCSE
Mathematics and English Language grade C/4, plus one of the Level 3 qualifications outlined below

UCAS
104-120 points UCAS points from three A levels to include grade B in Biology and grade B in another Science subject from Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Science, Geography, Geology, Psychology, Nutrition or Environmental Science/Studies.

BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DMM Biology, Science or Healthcare Science.

International Baccalaureate

28 points including 5 at Higher Level Biology and 5 at a second Higher Level Science.

Other suitable combinations, international and non A level qualifications, including Access and BTEC courses, will be considered on an individual basis.

Other requirements
Applicants must also pass Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health checks satisfactorily in order to be eligible to enrol on the programme.

Other requirements
Applicants must also pass Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health checks satisfactorily in order to be eligible to enrol on the programme. 

Other suitable combinations, international and non A level qualifications, including Access and BTEC courses, will be considered on an individual basis.

English Language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS with an overall average score of at least 7.0, with a score of at least 7.0 in all sections will be required. Equivalent English Language qualifications may be considered, please contact the Admissions Team at meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk for confirmation on whether your English Language qualification is accepted.

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.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary. Please note that from 2021 entry applicants from the EU will be considered international students for fee paying purposes and may be required to obtain a visa to allow study in the UK.

Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise

Please view our Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise page.