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

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • 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
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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See a list of all Physiology degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

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

Standard offer
AAB including a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABC including AB (in any order) in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related 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 (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including 12 graded level 3 credits in each of two sciences at Distinction.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science with Distinction in science units, plus B in a core science/mathematics A-level
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB in two science/mathematics subjects, and Standard Higher: AAABB
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 core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject (in any order)
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Core science/mathematics subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Science-related subjects also include Human Biology, PE, Psychology and Zoology.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (B in GCSE Mathematics 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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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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