We require entrants to meet certain academic criteria
Entry Requirements and Covid-19
We understand that some institutions have transitioned to a pass/fail grading system due to COVID-19. We will accept this when assessing your application and we will look closely at your overall performance in the science subjects.
Bachelor with Honours degree
An Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree (or equivalent) or an overall cumulative GPA of 3.4 (4 point scale) in an appropriate subject is required for consideration for the 4-year Graduate Entry Programme (UCAS code D102).
Candidates must achieve high grades (C or better) in the following subjects:
- Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
In addition, gaining high grades (C or better) in the following subjects can strengthen an application for the GEP:
- Cell Biology
Please note we do not require a GRE score.
We also require an academic reference to be submitted with your application. Applications submitted without a reference will be considered incomplete. Your referee should be someone who knows you well academically (a tutor, lecturer, professor) and from your most recent place of study.
You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.
SQA, GCSE and IB
For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
- SQA National 5 at C
- SQA Standard Grade at 3
- SQA Intermediate 1 at A
- SQA Intermediate 2 at C
- GCSE at C or 4
- Level 2 Certificate at C
- IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry)
English language tests
We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:
- IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 7.0 in each component
- TOEFL-iBT (including Special Home Edition) 100 or above with 23 in each section. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
- Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency overall 185 with 185 in each component
- Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components
We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests.
English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
Aside from your academic standing, we also look for non-academic achievements.