BSc Biomedical Sciences
Entry Requirements 2015

UCAS code A levels International Baccalaureate
C741 AAB-ABB from three A-levels including Biology and a second science, both at minimum grade B. 34-32 points overall with grade 5 in Biology and in a second science, both at Higher Level.

Acceptable BTECs & required units

Applied Science

The applicant needs to be studying the following units:

  • Unit 11: Physiology of Human Body System
  • Unit 12: Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Unit 13: Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

The applicant needs to also be studying a minimum of two of the following units:

  • Unit 15: Microbiological Techniques
  • Unit 21: Biomedical Science Techniques
  • Unit 43: Diseases and Infections

Health and Social Care

The applicant needs to be studying the following units:

  • Unit 05: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Unit 15: Biochemistry for Health
  • Unit 34: Human Inheritance for Health and Social Care
  • Unit 35: Introduction to Microbiology for Health and Social Care

The applicant needs to also be studying a minimum of two of the following (list A):

  • Unit 13: Physiology of Fluid Balance
  • Unit 31: Physiology of Co-ordination
  • Unit 32: Mobility and Exercise for Health and Social Care
  • Unit 36: Communicable Diseases
  • Unit 37: Defence against Disease

Finally the applicant needs to also be studying a minimum of six of the following (list B):

  • Unit 08: Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  • Unit 14: Physiological Disorders
  • Unit 16: Science for Health
  • Unit 29: Applied Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  • Unit 30: Health Psychology
  • Unit 33: Physical Science for Health
  • Unit 38: Environmental Health
  • Unit 39: Infection Prevention and Control

…as well as any of the 3 remaining units from list A

Acceptable Science Subjects:

Applied Science*, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Psychology, Statistics

*Applied Science (single or double award) cannot be accepted in place of the subject requirements, e.g. Biology, for any degree course.

We do accept A level Human Biology in place of A level Biology.

Subjects not accepted as a Science, but accepted as an A level:

Applied Health and Social Care, Computer Science, Food Technology, Information Technology, Physical Education, Science in Society, Sports Science, Use of Maths*

*Use of Maths cannot be accepted in place of Maths or Further Maths A level.

Exclusions:

Citizenship, Critical Thinking and General Studies A levels; Key Skills; the Extended Project

GCSEs:

Minimum grade C required in English and Mathematics (not necessary for students studying these subjects at A-level - C in Maths GCSE also not required for those studying Physics or Statistics at A-level).

Access to Higher Education Diploma

The minimum requirement to pass an Access course is 60 credits in total with 45 credits at level 3 and 15 at level 2. This includes GCSE equivalence in Maths and English.

Access courses must be recognised by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency). Make sure you confirm this with your college.

To assess the Access course for its suitability for entry into our degree we will need to see a breakdown of subject and unit/module titles, what level they are at, and their credit values.

Applicants for Biomedical Sciences must be taking a minimum 12 credits in Biology and a minimum of 12 credits in either Chemistry, Maths or Physics at Level 3.

Standard offer:

Successfully pass the Access Diploma with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit (level 3 credits). All credits in Biology and a second science have to be at Distinction.

For applicants without GCSE Maths and/or English we can also ask for: Pass in GCSE equivalence in Maths and/or English.

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