- A Level: Including passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects. Must include Grade B in A Level Biology or Chemistry
- BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF) in relevant subjects, or at least Merit in relevant subjects
- International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level, must include Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level.
- Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the university.
Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths and Double Science Grade C
English Language Requirements:
- Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
Your first year will be a general introductory to the subject, focusing on the four core areas of chemistry, cell biology, biochemistry and human anatomy.
All biosciences students share a common first year, giving you maximum flexibility. You’ll have the option of switching to a similar degree course at the end of the first year if you wish.
In year two, you’ll study core modules such as Disease Biology and Molecular Genetics, at the end of which there could be the option of a year-long work placement in a laboratory away from the University. Taking this option could improve your chances of finding the right job after you graduate.
A large part of your final year will be taken up on an independent research project as well as looking at advances in biotechnology and biochemistry and the analysis of DNA.
You’ll find working on your own project rewarding and enjoyable while it will also develop both your laboratory skills and your ability to collect and collate new data.