Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
Advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.
Minimum year 1
Standard Entry Requirement
BBBB including Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Minimum Offer Entry Requirement
BBCC including Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies
BCC including Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science.
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.
BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level
Minimum grades DM (Distinction, Merit) in a related subject.
A Level grade C
Irish Leaving Certificate
Grades H2/H2/H3/H3 including a Science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a Science (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics) at minimum grade 5.
70% with Grade 7 in three subjects including Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Minimum Year 2
SQA Advanced Higher
BBC to include Biology
BBB to include Biology
Pass in a related subject* with B in the graded unit
*Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Science, Applied Bioscience, Applied Animal Biology, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Wildlife and Conservation Management
Minimum Year 3
Pass in a related subject* with Grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units.
*Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Science, Applied Animal Biology, Wildlife and Conservation Management
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult, Mental Health, Child, Learning Disabilities)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.
Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies