This entry criteria details typical offers, however USW considers all applications on an individual basis. This means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable. Please note, this course is only available to UK and EU national applicants.
International students are unable to study this degree because UK Health Authorities will not permit them to undertake placements. Placements are a critical part of the Medical Sciences degree and there are placements required in both years one and two to support the patient handling element of the course. International applicants may wish to consider our BSc (Hons) Human Biology degree. This course does not require any clinical placements but is a biomedically orientated degree. Successful completion of this degree would allow them to apply for Postgraduate graduate entry medical programmes at other institutions within the UK.
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child & Adult Workforce and Child and Adult Barring Lists and subscription to the DBS Update Service. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants)
Interview: Suitably qualified Applicants will be invited to attend an interview for this course. Here are tips on how to prepare.
Typical A-Level Offer - BBB or ABC to include Biology but to exclude General Studies
Please note that A Level Chemistry is also required if you are considering applying to Cardiff Medical School after studying at USW
Typical Welsh BACC Offer
Grade B and BB at A Level to include Biology but to exclude General Studies
Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Distinction Merit in a relevant subject which must include Biology modules
Please Note: BTEC qualification are no longer accepted by Cardiff University Medical School
Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 32 overall including a score of 5 in Biology at Higher Level. You will also need to obtain a score of 5 or above in English at standard level.
Please note that a score of 5 in Chemistry at Higher Level is also required if you are considering applying to Cardiff Medical School after studying at USW
Typical Access to HE Offer - Science Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits equating to 24 Distinctions (18 from Science) from Science units, 18 Merits and 3 Passes. Other combinations equating to 118 UCAS tariff points are acceptable
Please Note: Access to Higher Education courses are no longer accepted by Cardiff University Medical School
Additional Requirements - GCSEs: For entry to this course the University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
However, if looking to progress to graduate entry medicine at university after completing your degree with us, we would advise you to check their entry criteria as the GCSE/IELTS requirement could be higher and you would be expected to meet these requirements irrespective of your degree or any level 3 qualifications/results you have achieved.
BSc (Hons) Biology and Human Biology (Including Foundation Year):
Students who are studying this course are required to achieve a mark of 70% or higher, with no module below 60%, in order to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences degree.