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Pharmaceutical & Chemical Sciences FdSc: Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2018

Typical offer

Points: 72

Units: to include two A-levels or equivalent


  • A2 Chemistry Grade D and A2 Biology (preferred), Maths or Physics. AS Biology is required Grade D if not taken at A level.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.
  • BTEC National Diploma: appropriate subjects at grade MMM.
  • Plus GCSE: Minimum of five GCSE subjects (A*–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading): to include English Language and Mathematics and Double Award Science.

English language requirements

Pre-sessional English Language is not an acceptable English Language qualification for entry into the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences FdSc programme.

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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