3 years full-time with integrated placements
UCAS Code: B611
All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on previous and predicted qualifications, experience, references and motivation. We also require all applicants to our course to uphold professional standards of behaviour.
A Levels: Three A Levels are required and must include one Science subject from Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Biology preferred). A typical minimum offer would be ABB at A Level. You would also be required to successfully complete the practical element of your Science subject.
IB: Three subjects must be taken at Higher Level, including two Science subjects (Biology preferred). Three further subjects must be taken at Subsidiary level. A minimum offer would usually be 33 points.
BTEC, Access & other: Applications from students studying BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma in Applied Science are considered on an individual basis and subject to interview.
Access Certificates in Science are considered on an individual basis and performance in a formal interview. The Access route is only considered for mature students (age 21+).
Foundation Programme in Science (Aston University)
For students with good A-level (or equivalent) grades, but who narrowly miss our standard requirements, it is also possible to gain entry to this programme by completing a Foundation Year, although please note the progression requirements to our programmes. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.The minimum A level grades we consider for entry to Healthcare Science programmes via the Foundation Programme in Science are BCC, including a science subject. We encourage you to apply for entry direct to the 1st year in the first instance.
Specific subject requirements
A levels At least one Science from Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
GCSE Five GCSEs at A*-C including English Language & Mathematics grade B.
Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall slightly below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above.
- We welcome applications from students who have taken BTEC qualifications as a first option and who achieved five or more GCSEs at grade C or above (including Maths and English Language grade B).
- We do not consider applications from students who are unsuccessful in obtaining the required number and/or standard of A-levels for admission to our programmes and subsequently embark on a BTEC as a second option. Instead we would encourage you to resit your A Levels (see our resit policy below).
- We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking a maximum of one set of resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications. However, if you have had more than one attempt at improving your grades, your application will be considered on an individual basis and we reserve to make an amended (higher) offer, or not make an offer.
Please note, your full educational background is taken into account and all qualifications are considered when we make a decision on your application.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements