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A minimum of A*AA in three A-levels is required. You should take two subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. The typical conditional offer is A*AA. Note: if a practical component forms part of any of the A-levels taken, we expect candidates to have taken it and passed.

Additionally, to be considered eligible to apply, for those subjects out of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics that you do not take to A-level you must hold at least a grade C at GCSE (or equivalent), or a grade C in dual award science GCSE.

In order to make a competitive application you should also generally hold a strong set of GCSE grades (mostly As and A*s), or equivalent.

If sitting an alternative qualification such as the IB, European Baccalaureate or Scottish Advanced Highers, please check our page on academic requirements. If your qualification is not listed on our page, consult the University listing of international qualifications.

If you are still unsure whether your academic background is suitable for entry, please do write to us at, and we will be happy to advise you. It would be helpful if you could provide details about the nature of your qualifications, including the name of the awarding institution.