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 course is also suitable for those returning to study who can offer work or other related experience in place of formal qualifications and who have the equivalent of basic mathematical, English and science skills (i.e. the equivalent of a grade C at GCSE level)
A level: from a minimum of 2 A levels, including at least one pass in a science subject. Excluding general studies.
GCSE: mathematics and English language grade C.
International Baccalaureate: passes to include a science subject.
BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma MMP in a science related subject.
Access: pass an Access to HE Diploma (e.g science/combined studies/natural sciences/nursing).
overall to include 3 at Higher Level science subject. English and mathematics
must be included.
Other qualifications and professional experience may be considered. Interview may be required, please refer to institution for individual consideration.
We are aware of the various education systems throughout the world and make offers based on equivalent qualifications to those listed in our entry requirements. You should be able to possess the ability to study in the English language and be familiar with this in a scientific context. To that end, we will ask for a minimum IELTS score; this will not differ from that required for any other science degree, and support in scientific English is offered.
English language requirements
For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.