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

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

At least one of these grades must be from Biology, Chemistry, Maths 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
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Environmental Studies

At least one of these grades must be from Biology, Chemistry, Maths 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, two of which must be from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Geography

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

Minimum second year entry requirements

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

SQA Advanced Highers

AAB required.

One of these grades must be in Biology, and a further to be 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

International Baccalaureate (IB)

38 points overall and award of IB Diploma to including three at HL Grade 6. Two of these must be from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Other entry pathways may also be available.

Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office to discuss your circumstances.


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