Academic Requirements

We require entrants to meet certain academic criteria

BSc (Hons) degree

An Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) or an overall GPA of 3.4 (4 point scale) in an appropriate Biological or Animal Science subject is the minimum requirement for consideration for the 4-year Graduate Entry Programme (UCAS code D102).

What subjects should my first degree include?

Candidates who want to be considered for the GEP must achieve high grades (C or better) in the following subjects:

  • Biology/Zoology
  • Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Mathematics/Statistics

In addition, gaining high grades (C or better) in the following subjects would strengthen an application for the GEP

  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Cell Biology

English Language Entry Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will also need to meet the University's required standard of English.

Graduate Record Examination - VMCAS candidates only

Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test are required. GRE scores should be submitted to the School directly using 0917 (institution code) and 0617 (department code)