Duration: 4 years full-time with integrated placement year
UCAS Code: C700.
Admissions Review Process
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation. 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 of CCC if the application is of a high standard which includes a strong personal statement and academic reference. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated below. Find out more about our admissions policy.
Applicant Visit Days
Once you have received an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and Aston University.
Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English Language and Maths Grade C/4. Please note we do not accept Key skills or Functional skills in place of these.
ABB-BBB including Biology and Chemistry, including passing the practical elements of both A Levels.
A Level applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A level, but not as one of the core three A levels - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies.
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / National Extended Certificate: D plus two A Levels including Biology and Chemistry at grades AB.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma / National Extended Diploma in Applied Science: D*DD plus A Level Biology or Chemistry at grade C.
We welcome applications from students who have taken BTEC qualifications as a first option and who achieved five or more GCSEs (including Maths and English) at grade C or above. You must also meet the additional A Level requirements listed above.
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 in A Levels section).
All BTEC students taking A Levels will also need to pass the practical element of their A Levels.
Access to Higher Education:
We accept the QAA-recognised Access Diploma which must consist of 45 credits at Level 3. You must obtain a minimum of 30 distinction (the rest must be at merit or distinction). Please note that we do not accept the English and Maths components within the Access qualification and you must meet the GCSE entry requirement.
Subjects Accepted: Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Biosciences, Combined Sciences, Health Sciences, Health Sciences Professions, Life Sciences and Sciences.
International Baccalaureate Diploma:
32 - 31 points overall in the IB Diploma which must include 6, 5, 5 – 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects. These subjects must include Biology or Chemistry. You must also have Standard Level grade 5 in both Maths and English Language.
International qualifications: International students can discover more about the qualifications we accept on our international pages.
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.
Foundation Programme route
International Foundation Programme in Science (Aston University): We also welcome international students with equivalent qualifications to apply for our courses. For international students without equivalent qualifications, it is also possible to gain entry to this course by completing an International Foundation Programme at Aston University, although please note the progression requirements and the entry requirements to our courses.
International applicants expected to gain foundation diplomas from other providers are welcomed and will be considered on a case by case basis.
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 course by completing the Foundation Programme in Science at Aston University, however, please note there are specific entry requirements which must be checked: Foundation Entry Requirements.
The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor. Other qualifications: If your qualification is not listed, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.