Applicants need to achieve 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C/7-4 which must include English Language, Mathematics
Plus one of the below Level 3 qualifications, which must include at least one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths; Life and Health Sciences; Physical Education; Physics; Psychology; Science (applied); Statistics.
GCE A level
Access to HE Diploma
45 Level 3 credits
in a Science based subject, to include 15 credits at
Distinction and 30 credits at Merit.
BTEC National Extended Diploma
Applied Science DMM
BTEC National Diploma
Applied Science D*D*
28-30 points overall including Higher Level 5 in one Science as listed above
Scottish Advanced Highers
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma
M2, M2, M3
Other UK qualifications
will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact the Admissions Team
for advice on suitability via telephone: +44
1752 437333 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Level 3 qualifications
must have been completed within five years of the start of the application
cycle, e.g. qualifications completed since 2015 would still be valid when
applying in 2020. If your qualifications fall outside these criteria, please
contact the admissions team at email@example.com.
The typical offers listed
above are not necessarily the threshold for selection for interview, which may
vary depending on the number and quality of applications received by the
Extended entry requirements
We welcome applications from re-sit applicants
providing a minimum attainment has been achieved at the first
attempt. Typically this must be no more than two grades
drops or equivalent from the typical standard offer
e.g. GCE A level first attempt attainment must be a minimum
of CCC. For
re-sit thresholds for all other acceptable Level 3 qualifications, please
contact the Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Level 3 qualifications that form part of an applicant’s academic profile
for selection must be achieved within a maximum of three academic study years
i.e. to include only one re-sit year.
We appreciate that the past
few months have been very challenging, emotional and disappointing due to the
unprecedented process in which this year’s Level 3 qualifications have been
awarded. With this in mind, the University of Plymouth will be flexible with
the way we consider applicants who have been awarded Centre Assessed Grades
(CAGs). If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Admissions
Team on email@example.com.
Applications from military veterans are welcomed and each application is assessed on an individual basis, as we realise that some military courses are not externally validated.
International student admissions
welcome and encourage applications
from suitably qualified international students who are either self-funded,
supported by scholarships from their respective governments, or sponsored by
scholarship programmes operated by the British Council and similar funding
bodies. 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.
applicants need to meet the equivalent admissions criteria described for
home students as outlined above. Applicants applying with overseas qualifications should contact
the Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting an
application through UCAS. In addition, international applicants need to be
fully proficient in English language.
All teaching at our school
is in English, so if you are an international applicant and you do not have a
GCSE or IGCSE pass at grade A in English language, or a suitable English as a
first language qualification, you must have one of the following
qualifications. If you are unsure whether your English Language qualification
is suitable, please contact email@example.com:
- International English Language Testing
System (IELTS) band 7.0, or above, with a score of at least 7.0 in each
element, taken within 12 months prior to entry.
- IB score of 5 in English B at
the standard level.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language
(TOEFL) score of 94 or above.
know that university life is a challenge for any student but especially
when you are a long way from home. You will find us friendly and supportive.
We pride ourselves on being
friendly and supportive, and have a
tutor to coordinate the induction and academic support provided to
international students. International Student Advice
(ISA) also provide support and can assist you with any non-academic issues
affecting international students. There are also student welfare support and
counselling services, wardens and student health centres on hand if you need
who have an offer of a place should apply a Student visa (formerly Tier 4 General Student). Further information is available on the UK Border Agency's website.
outlined our selection and admissions process, providing
information from interviews to deferred entry.
Conduct and Fitness to Practise
our Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise page.