5 GCSE’s grade C or above to include Mathematics, English and preferably a Science. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application.
PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
AAB @ A level to preferably include a grade B at biology, science or social science, e.g. psychology or sociology.
30 points overall to include 6 Higher Levels subjects.(biology/human biology, psychology or sociology). English accepted within:
If Advanced Level = 4+ (A1) or 5 (A2/B)
If Standard Level = 5+ (A1) or 6 (A2/B)
If overseas and not studying English within IB – MUST have IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all elements.
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. science, health, nursing, and combined science) with at least 45 credits at level 3, 30 at distinction level including 15 L3 credits biology, science or social science, psychology. A further 15 credits at L3 must be at merit level. Will need GCSE English and mathematics at grade C/4 if not already held.
18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDD must contain science, health or social science. BTECs will not be accepted unless offered in conjunction with an A level of B or above.
BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
Extended Science: 65 per cent at first attempt. Must apply direct to Plymouth University by 15 January.
Equivalent qualifications may be considered. Alternatively if you have any questions or concerns about meeting the entry requirements listed above we would encourage you to contact the Admissions Team on 01752 585858
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
, where a member of the team can offer you further advice.
Extended entry requirements
- In addition to the above, evidence of academic study within the last five years is required.
- Please note we do not accept Key Skills Level 2 in place of GCSE English or mathematics.
- You must pass disclosure and barring service and occupational health checks satisfactorily in order to be able to start this course.
- If English is not your first language and you do not have GCSE English grade C or above you will have to achieve an IELTS or equivalent qualification at the grades stated below.
- IELTS - Overall average score of at least 7.0, with a score of at least 6.5 in each element (if you need to improve your English language to get onto a degree course at Plymouth University, you can book a pre-sessional academic English course).
- Meeting the academic minimum is the first stage of an application being considered. Applicants must also submit a strong personal statement in order to be considered further.