Forensic Science BSc (Hons)
Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics.
Plus one of the following:
- GCE and VCE Advanced Level:
280 UCAS points including 100 points from Chemistry or Biology (or 160 points from both subjects).
- Edexcel/BTEC National:
Distinction, Merit, Merit including a significant level of Biology and/or Chemistry.
- Scottish Highers:
BBCCC at Higher level including grade B in Biology and/or Chemistry (or C in both subjects), BCC at Advanced Higher, including grade B in Biology and/or Chemistry (or C in both subjects).
- Irish Highers:
BBBBC including Chemistry and/or Biology at grade B (or BC in both subjects).
- Progression Diploma:
Only acceptable with Additional and Specialist Learning (ASL).
- Advanced Diploma:
Grade C in the Progression Diploma plus 100 UCAS Tariff points from GCE Biology or Chemistry.
- IB Diploma:
25 points including either Biology or Chemistry at Higher level (preferably both).
- HEFC Access:
One Distinction and five Merits including Biology and/or Chemistry, plus Toolbox.
- Other QAA-recognised access programme:
Full Access award including Biology and/or Chemistry at Level 3. Some units should be achieved at Distinction, others at Merit.
Access course students without GCSEs are not required to take these qualifications in addition to their Access award, but must ensure that any required subjects are fully met within their Access course.
- Return to Learning:
We welcome applications from mature students and will consider, on an individual basis, those who do not meet traditional entry criteria but have an appropriate level of relevant experience. We are supportive of the University’s Access to HE course, the HEFC, which provides an excellent basis for preparing adult students for entry into Higher Education.
More details are available from the Return to Learning Service:
Tel 0191 227 4323
- International/English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below.
- A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5
- Pearson Academic score of 54 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51
- Or a Test of English as a Foreign Language - Internet Based Test) (TOEFL IBT) score of 79 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading 18, Writing 17, Listening 17 and Speaking 20.
The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office and we will be glad to assist you.
(Direct entry to the final year of this programme requires students to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.)
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