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About the course At Sussex, you learn from experts who are tackling some of society's biggest issues, from research into cancer treatments to the declining bee population. You can choose from a wide range of modules, based on the latest research, to tailor your degree to your interests. Outside of the laboratory, you can apply your practical skills through fieldwork - we offer amazing field trips to Wales, Portugal, Southern Africa, the Red Sea and Ecuador. This gives you real-world research experience before you graduate. MSci or BSc? We also offer this course as a four-year MSci. About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|A level||ABB - AAB||A-levels must include at least one from Biology, Chemistry or Physics. You will also normally need to pass the separate science practical assessment in at least one of the science subjects. If you are not able to take the science practical assessment, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two Science subjects with grade 5 in each (or grade B).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma would normally need to be in Applied Science and you will need to have opted for substantial numbers of modules in Biology or Chemistry related topics. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two Science subjects with grade 5 in each (or grade B).|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 21-24 credits at Distinction. The Access to HE Diploma will need to contain substantial amounts of Level 3 credits in science subjects. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two Science subjects with grade 5 in each (or grade B).|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB - AAABB||Highers must include one or two science subjects (other than Maths). Ideally, you will have at least one science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) at Advanced Higher. You will also need Scottish National 5 in English, Mathematics and two sciences with grade B in each.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 - 34 points||This score should be from the full IB Diploma. Higher Levels must include at least one from Biology, Chemistry or Physics, with a grade of at 5.|
|Extended Project||We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Including at least 6.0 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62||Including at least 56 in all four skills.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||TOEFL (iBT), including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.|
Please see our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|