Candidates with formal qualifications awarded in the last three years:
For candidates with science-based Access to Higher Education diplomas: a pass in the diploma overall, with passes in the science based units therein.
For candidates with A levels: 56 points from 2 A-levels include at least one pass in a science subject.
For candidates with Baccalaureate qualifications, Scottish and Irish Highers: passes in a science subject.
For candidates with other post-GCSE qualifications such as NVQ, Level 3 is usually required. If you have GNVQ or AGNVQ, passes in science subjects are generally required.
We would usually expect GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C / 4, or equivalent.
For international applicants, we require an IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each element.
Candidates without formal qualifications awarded in the last three years:
We particularly welcome applications from candidates returning to study, who can offer work or other related experience in lieu of formal qualifications. Therefore candidates without formal science qualifications or with non-standard qualifications are assessed on an individual basis, usually via interview. We encourage any candidate who is unsure regarding the suitability of their qualifications or experience to contact Admissions in the first instance, who will then liaise with the Admissions Tutor and Programme Lead.
For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.