All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.
|UK entry requirements
Students with other qualifications including IB and international qualifications with a strong science element will be considered on an individual basis.
Those interested in progressing on to Pharmacy and Dietetics courses are required to also pass an interview.
BBB for students who have studied subjects which do not allow direct entry to a degree programme.
Additional A level requirements
If you have studied subjects which would allow direct entry to a degree programme, your application will only be considered if your predicted grades are below those needed for direct entry on to the degree you would like to study AND you are eligible for the university’s elite athletes programme.
Students who meet this criterion will be required to achieve grades BBC in their A Level subjects.
Five GCSEs at 5 (B) or above, including maths, biology and chemistry (or double science; core and applied science; science and additional science). Plus English language 4 (C) or above.
Additional GCSE requirements
GCSE requirements vary for progression on to specific science degrees taught at Nottingham:
- Psychology and Pharmacy require 5 (B) in English
While mature students are encouraged to apply, we ask for evidence of recent study of a scientific subject.
Foundation progression options
Those who only meet the minimum IELTS requirement will be required to undertake the additional 20 credit English Language module AND will be expected to achieve 55% to 65% in each module.
We expect students to have an idea of the course they would like to progress on to before starting, however there is room to change your goal once here.
- Biology, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience Courses (Including Genetics and Zoology)
- Sport and Exercise Science
- Biosciences Degrees (excluding Nutrition and Dietetics MNutr)
- Chemistry Degrees (excluding physical chemistry courses)
- Medical Physiology and Therapeutics
- Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Cancer Sciences
- Natural Sciences
A full list of course pass requirements can be found here.