BSc Physiological Science (B120)

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UCAS code B120
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £20,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 36 overall for Physiological Science Single Honours courses
Intercalation This course is available for intercalation

About BSc Physiological Science

Physiology is the study of body function - how cell, tissue and organ function are integrated in the whole individual. Physiology is an experimental, scientific discipline of general educational value and is of fundamental importance in medicine and health related sciences.

This degree builds on core units and progresses to the final year, when you will be studying at the forefront of current research in physiology. You can also take a variety of optional units.

Year one introduces the principles of cellular physiology and considers the functions of the major body systems and how drugs affect these systems. The second year covers neurophysiology, cellular physiology and integrative physiology. All units are enhanced by a full programme of practical classes which are supported by our innovative online dynamic lab manual, eBiolabs and human patient simulators.

Third-year seminar courses are taught by research-active staff at the cutting edge of current research. Topics include the cardiovascular system, brain and behaviour, and the future of molecular medicine. You will also complete a practical project chosen from a wide range of topics.

A fully integrated programme of activities, such as computer, verbal, written and presentation skills, will develop your transferable personal and professional skills.

This course is available for intercalation.

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Typical offer for BSc Physiological Science - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAB including AB in a science subject and a science/mathematics subject
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABC including AB in a science subject and a science/mathematics subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 overall including 17 points at Higher Level with 6, 5 at Higher Level in a science subject and a science/mathematics subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in a science subject and a science/mathematics subject
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in each of two sciences, and 15 credits at Merit. Health and Social Care or Health Science may also be acceptable; please contact Admissions for guidance regarding your Access course content.
BTEC offer DDD in Science including Distinction in science units, plus grade B at A-level in a lab-based science
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB including a science subject and a science/mathematics subject
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% average with 8.5, 8.0 in a science subject and a science/maths subject.
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (B in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent)

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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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