Entry requirements

The minimum grades you need to be considered for a Bachelor’s programme are detailed here.

Please apply using the relevant UCAS Code.

Attaining the minimum entry requirements will not guarantee you an offer of a place.

If an offer is made, it may be higher than the minimum, in line with the grade ranges listed.

Minimum first year entry requirements

SQA Highers

ABBB-AAAA by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. Two of these must be from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Managing Environmental Resources
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

At least one of these grades must be from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

You will also need Standard Grade Mathematics at Grade 2 and English at Grade 3.

GCE A Levels

ABB-AAA required at one sitting. Two of these must be from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

At least one of these grades must be from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

You will also need GCSE Mathematics at Grade B and English at Grade C.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

32 points overall and award of IB Diploma, to include two at HL Grade 5 from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

At least one of these grades must be from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

You must also have an additional subject at HL Grade 5.

The typical offer is likely to be:

SQA Highers: AAAA

GCE A Levels: AAA

IB: 37 points with 555 at HL

Minimum second year entry requirements

Direct entry into second year may be possible if you meet the requirements.

SQA Advanced Highers

AAB required, to include Biology, plus one from:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

You will also need at least one further Higher from:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Geology

GCE A Levels

A*AA to include Biology, plus one of:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

You will also need a further GCE A Level in:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Geology

Alternatively, AAA in one sitting, to include Biology, plus two of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or Geology.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

38 points overall and award of IB Diploma to including three at HL Grade 6. To include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
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