BSc Physiological Science (B120)

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UCAS code B120
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £24,700 per year
  • International students: £24,700 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 Current medical, dental or veterinary science students can apply for entry onto the third year of this course through intercalation.

About BSc Physiological Science

You will explore all the major mammalian body systems from a molecular level up to whole body responses.

In the first year you will learn the physiology of how the body works, system by system, including in-depth exploration of the cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.

This equips you to undertake an integrated approach to physiology in your second year, such as understanding the demands of exercise and how we form memories. Alongside physiology, you will have the opportunity to study complementary subjects, including pharmacology, anatomy and psychology, broadening your knowledge base of the biomedical sciences.

By the third year you will be getting to grips with the latest cutting-edge research, taught by staff who are internationally recognised in their research area on topics such as neurological and psychiatric disorders and the heart in health and disease. You will also have the opportunity to explore physiological topics of interest in greater depth by engaging in one of a wide variety of research projects.

Graduates in BSc Physiological Science have wide-ranging skills and go on to take up a variety of careers, including roles within biomedical and healthcare research, graduate medicine, teaching and management.

This course is available for intercalation.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including two of the following subjects: Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics, Psychology
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB or ABC, including BB in two of the following subjects: Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics, Psychology
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 at Higher Level in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations), Psychology
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 two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations), Psychology
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Health, Life Science, or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 12 credits at Distinction from units in any two of: Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or Psychology.
Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science, with Distinction in science units
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics of Mechanics or Psychology, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall, with 8.5, 8.0 in two of the following subjects: Biology 4p, Chemistry 4p, Physics 4p, Mathematics 5p or Advanced Mathematics 3p
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International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

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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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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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