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Entry Requirements - Biosciences

Minimum Entry Requirements

A summary of minimum entry requirements is outlined below, however for course specific information, please refer to the UCAS website.

GCSE English and Maths Grade C or above is required.

A-Level General Studies is not accepted.


Entry requirements range from a minimum of three A-levels: AAB- ABB including two of the following science subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Physics.

Welsh Baccalaureate Core

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a pass in the Core and grades AA in 2 GCE A-level science subjects (please refer to UCAS for programme specific criteria).

European Baccalaureate

Overall score of 75%, to include a minimum of 75% in Chemistry and Biology.

International Baccalaureate

Total score of 34 points or above with a minimum of 6 points in higher level Biology and Chemistry (please refer to UCAS for programme specific criteria).

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (not including Early Years)

Minimum of 360 points or three Distinctions in the extended Diploma of Science.

Access to HE

Pass in an approved Access to Science course with a minimum of 18 Level 3 credits in Biology and Chemistry units awarded at Distinction (please refer to UCAS for programme specific criteria).

Other qualifications are also accepted. Please refer to the School of Biosciences website for further details.

Additional Requirements for Admission

There are no specific additional requirements for admission.

Resit Candidates

Candidates with subjects to resit will have their applications considered without additional conditions attached. Previous achievements (different from the subject(s) to be repeated) will be taken into consideration alongside qualifications to be attempted.

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