Plymouth University Medicine

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Plymouth University Medicine

Plymouth University Medicine

Course Comparison

CourseBMBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of SurgeryBSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Life Sciences)
AwardBachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – BMBSBachelor of Science – BSc (Hons)
Duration5 years3 years
Course typeFull-timeFull-time
Placement(with placements)(with placements)
LocationPlymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and DentistryPlymouth
ProviderPlymouth University Peninsula School of MedicineSchool of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences
Entry requirements

Direct school leavers

The entry requirements below apply to you if you completed your GCE A levels, or equivalent qualifications, within two years of the start of the 2016 application cycle, e.g. qualifications completed since 2014.

All of the typical offers listed below are not necessarily the threshold for selection for interview. Other factors including the number of applications received and performance in the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) influence the threshold for selection for interview.

AS/A level reform statement

From 2017, in response to the AS/A level reform, we expect to require three A level passes at a minimum A grade to include chemistry and biology. An additional pass in a fourth AS level will not form part of any offer made. Typical Offers for 2017 entry will be A*AA/AAA. The school will review this policy annually as the position for schools and colleges becomes clearer in this area.

GCE A level

The typical offer is A*AA – AAA at GCE A level which must include chemistry and biology. General Studies at A/AS level is not included within any offer.


Applicants need to achieve 7 GCSE passes at grades A-C which must include English language, mathematics and either GCSE single and additional science or GCSE biology and chemistry.

International Baccalaureate

38 – 36 points overall including 6 in higher level biology and chemistry.