Course Comparison

Course MRes Marine Biology BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
Award Master of Research - MRes Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 1 year 3 years
Course type Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time
Placement - (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Biological and Marine Sciences School of Biological and Marine Sciences
Entry requirements

A good degree (2:1 or above, USA GPA 3.1 or above) preferably in a biological science. Other suitable degrees may be considered.

If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service. 

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5.

To include grade B in A level Biology and a C in a second science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science or Environmental Studies). For candidates that do not have a second science subject at A level, please contact: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma in Applied Science: 128-144 points (DDM-DDD) - note that this is subject to the exact modules you have studied - please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk, stating explicitly the full list of modules within your qualification.

International Baccalaureate 30 diploma points overall, to include 5 diploma points in Biology (Higher Level) plus 5 diploma points in second science at Higher Level. English and Mathematics must be included.

Science-based Access To Higher Education diplomas, 33 credits in science-based units at merit including a minimum of 12 credits in biology units.

We would usually expect GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C / 4, or equivalent.

Please note that we do interview some applicants for this programme, at the Admissions Tutor's discretion.
   

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

English language requirements

For candidates that do not have traditional qualifications, our BSc (Hons) Biology with Foundation Year programme provides a route onto this degree.