A Levels in three subjects at grades of AAA are required, including Biology or Chemistry plus another designated science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths/Further Maths/Statistics) and a third academic subject. Any science A Level (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) completed in England from 2017 must include a pass in the practical endorsement; without this the qualification will be judged to have been failed, regardless of the headline grade. Please note, some subjects are not accepted.
We also require five passes at GCSE grade A (numerical grade 7) with a minimum of grade B (numerical grade 6) in Maths, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
We accept the following Scottish qualifications:
- National 5: a minimum of 5 subjects at grade A with a minimum of grade B in Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
- Higher: minimum of AAAAB, including Chemistry/Biology plus a second science both at A, to be achieved by the end of S5 (i.e. before applying)
- Advanced Higher: minimum of AB from two subjects (both sciences) sat in S6. Any additional subject sat at Higher level in S6 must be achieved at grade B or higher
- Any science subject not being offered at Higher or Advanced Higher level must have been passed at Standard/National 5 grade B/2
For the Scottish Baccalaureate (Science), grades of AA are required in 2 Advanced Highers (including Chemistry or Biology) plus AA in an interdisciplinary project unit and 1 higher. Chemistry or Biology must be offered at Advanced Higher grade A. Standard Grade/National 5 requirements must also be met.
Please note BTEC qualifications are not accepted for this course.
As well as achievement in formal examinations, we look for other indicators of potential and capacity. We welcome applications from those with non-traditional backgrounds including (but not limited to) those from families new to higher education, care leavers and estranged students.
To be considered for the course you must currently be studying A Levels/IB or have achieved your A level grades within five years of September 2019.
All applicants must take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) during the year in which they apply.
Roles and Responsibilities form
All applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements will be issued with a roles and responsibilities form which must be completed and returned by the deadline stated in the accompanying email.
For more detailed entry requirements, please see our Help and Advice article.
Applications for 2019 entry are now closed. Applications for 2020 entry will open in September 2019.
Fees and finance
The annual fee for this course is £9,250.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.