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Please note the following information concerning entry requirements for
- None of the typical offers listed below are necessarily the threshold
for interview selection. Other factors including the number of applications
received may influence the threshold for interview selection.
- All applicants must meet both the academic and non-academic
entry requirements in order to be considered
- We are only able to consider Level 3 qualifications completed
within five years of the start of the application cycle. For example,
qualifications completed since 2016 would still be valid when applying in
Academic Entry Requirements
need to achieve GCSE passes (grade C/grade 4 or higher) in the following
- English Language
Plus one of the
below Level 3 qualifications
Level 3 qualifications must include the equivalent of one A Level in one
of the following subject:
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
A minimum of 2 A levels to include at least one pass in a Science
BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
PPP in a Science related subject.
BTEC National Certificate/QCF Diploma
MP in a Science related subject.
Access to Higher Education Diploma
Pass an Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject, such
as Science, Combined Studies, Natural Sciences or Nursing.
24 points overall to include English, Mathematics and one Science
GNVQ and AGNVQ
Passes in Science subjects.
Other UK Qualifications
Applications from students with non-standard qualifications, including
those without Science qualifications at Level 3, are welcomed and are assessed
on an individual basis. This programme is also suitable for those returning to
study who can offer work or other related experience in place of formal
qualifications. Please note that the GCSE criteria outlined above, or
equivalent qualifications, are essential.
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.
For the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography with
Integrated Foundation Year programme there are additional contextual entry
requirements. All applicants, in addition to meeting or exceeding the published
academic criteria above will need to meet a minimum of three from the following
seven contextual indicator options:
in a low participation neighbourhood as determined by your postcode (POLAR4 quintiles 1
of Mass Deprivation
in an area categorised as being in Indices of Mass Deprivation (IMD) 1–4
or 20% most deprived as determined by your English postcode. Northern Ireland postcode, Scottish postcode, and Welsh postcode.
schooling that is not paid for, for example by attending or having
attended a state school, or attending or having attended an independent
school that is fully funded by a scholarship whilst completing your level
3 qualifications. Receipt of scholarships must be evidenced by a school
letter submitted at the point of application to email@example.com.
or attended a low
performing school/college whilst completing your level 3
qualifications e.g. 16–18 performance in the ‘below’ or ‘well below
average’ classifications. If you attend a secondary school or college in
Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Wales, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMA or 16–19 bursary
receipt of one or more of these bursaries. Bursary entitlement to be
evidenced by an official award letter or a school letter submitted at the
point of UCAS application to email@example.com.
in receipt of free school meals – evidenced by school letter submitted by
applicant at the point of application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
in care or a care leaver – evidenced by school letter submitted by
applicant at the point of application to email@example.com.
to study after more than five years
Subject to the quantity and quality of applications
received, the faculty reserves the right to refer to additional contextual
indicators in order to select suitable applicants for interview. These
additional contextual indicators could include being a Carer, Refugee,
belonging to a Romany/Gypsy/Traveller community, or being a local resident in
the South West of England. Please note this additional list is not exhaustive
and is for indication purposes only. The contextual markers are weighted and
this data will be used in order to select suitable candidates for interview
We welcome applicants from outside of the UK, however, you must be able
to demonstrate that you meet both the academic and non-academic entry
requirements of this programme.
International 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
All teaching at our
school is in English, so if you are an international applicant you must have
one of the following English Language qualifications. If you are unsure whether
your English Language qualification is suitable, please contact email@example.com:
If English is your first language, we will accept your home
country’s equivalent of a GCSE grade A/8 in English Language providing it is at
Level C1 or above according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
We 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
nominated academic 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 them.
Students who have
an offer of a place should apply under for a Student (formerly Tier 4 General
Student) visa. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency's website
and admissions process
should be made through UCAS by the published deadline. This is typically the
decisions on applications are made by the Admissions Advisory Panel, which
consists of academics, clinicians and senior members of the administrative
University of Plymouth Medicine and Dentistry Admissions Team process applications
Shortlisting for interview – Applicants are
considered for interview based on relevant academic qualifications and
non-academic criteria alone. We do not currently consider personal statements
or work experience when selecting for interview
The Admissions Advisory Panel consider many factors when
choosing who will be invited to attend an interview, including the number of
places available on the course and the number of applications received,
alongside the academic profiles of all of our applicants
Interview – Successful applicants
are invited to attend an interview process. We use Multiple Mini Interviews
(MMI) as the format for our interviews, and full details can be found here.
Following interviews, candidates are ranked based on the score
achieved and the top performing applicants are offered a place on the course
Offer – Offers are made via
UCAS. Within all offers, candidates are required to complete a series of health
and police checks, full details of which are communicated to firm offer holders
by the Admissions Team.
Practising as a doctor requires the highest standards and we
take seriously our commitment to only enrol and teach students with the
integrity required of the profession. Full details can be found on our Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise
details of our selection and admissions process can be
The University is supportive of students with special needs and
disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to disclose any needs or disability so
that appropriate adjustments can be made in learning support and their
individual needs met. A comprehensive procedure is in place involving Student
Services and the Admissions team to ensure that all applicants are treated
The Diagnostic Radiography programmes follow the guidance for
Occupational Practitioners when providing adjustment
for students in regulated professions.
The Faculty of Health has an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The webpage associated with this committee has a link you can access for more
information and support.
Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise
Please view our Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise page.