136 points, usually with a minimum of Grade B in a Science or Social Science. These may be obtained from a range of qualifications, potentially in combination, to be assessed on individual applications. The below list of examples is not exhaustive:
5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English, and Science, and usually obtained in one sitting. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application.
136 points, usually with a minimum of Grade B in a science or Social Science. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
33 overall with Higher Level Grade 6 in Science or Social Science.
GCSE equivalence: Higher Level = 4, Standard Level = 5 in Maths, English, and Science.
If overseas and not studying English within the IB, applicants must have IELTS 7.0 overall with 6.5 in all elements.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 36 Level 3 credits at Distinction and to include 15 Level 3 credits in Science or Social Science. Remaining credits at Level 3 must be at Merit.
BTEC RQF National Extended Diploma/ QCF Extended Diploma
BTEC National Extended Diplomas and Extended Diplomas are considered on an individual basis, depending on the units that are studied. They may be considered on their own or alongside A level Science or Social Science, which will be assessed on application. Please contact the admissions team for further guidance.
Equivalent qualifications may be considered, such as relevant Open University courses (e.g. SK299 Human Biology) if other academic points requirements are met, but not in an appropriate subject.
Applications from recent graduates
Applications are welcome from graduates who have successfully completed a degree, have normally studied within the last 5 years, and hold (or will hold) a minimum of a 2:1 classification in a relevant area.
Applicants who have not completed their studies in the English language:
IELTS: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in all elements. If you need to improve your English language to get onto a degree course at the University of Plymouth, you can book a pre-sessional academic English course.
For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
Extended entry requirements
Further informationEnhancing your application
- In addition to the above, evidence of academic study within the last five years is required.
- 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 above.
- 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.
Unfortunately, we cannot permit deferred entry. However, if you have a query please refer to an experienced admissions administrator who will be able to explain the UCAS application process in more detail firstname.lastname@example.org.