Do I need Chemistry or other science A-levels?
Yes. We will normally expect candidates to have Chemistry A-level (or equivalent qualification*), unless they have a first degree that includes a substantial component of chemistry or biochemistry. The medical course makes no provision to teach A-level science. It should be quite easy for graduates to bring themselves up to the level of competence required, and to take an A-level during the year before they start the course. We will normally expect two science A-levels (including chemistry), and GCSE in biology or dual-award science, or equivalent.
*Equivalent qualifications to Chemistry A-level
Chemistry at Higher Level
Scottish Advanced Higher
Chemistry at Scottish Advanced Higher level
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
To include units in Chemistry
Irish Leaving Certificate
Leaving Certificate with Chemistry at Higher level
Chemistry at A-level as part of the qualification
To include Chemistry
We welcome applications from those studying towards qualifications other than those listed here, as long as they are considered equivalent to A-levels - in terms of both content and achievement.
We advise all non-A-level applicants to make it clear on their UCAS application form that they meet our requirements i.e. all subjects studied, and at what level, should be specified.
The University has provided some guidance on qualifications required from international applicants, see the University listing of international qualifications.
Please note that, regardless of qualifications, we will require applicants to achieve particular excellence in Chemistry (compulsory), plus at least one from Biology, Physics and Mathematics.
Any applicants unsure of their eligibility for the course should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.