Why Herts?
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About the course

University Course Code: B990 / HHBIOBIM

UCAS Points

A Level


IB Diploma

Additional requirements




IB offer 104 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above to include Biology or Chemistry and one other Science (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core)

[only if specified]

A Level Subject Requirements

Including 2 Science GCE A Levels (or equivalent) one of which must be a grade C in either Biology or Chemistry (acceptable A levels are Human Biology, Psychology, Geography, Maths, Physics, ICT and Sports Studies). Pass required in A level science practical.

BTEC Subject Requirements

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (depending on optional units studied) with DMM profile.

What route do you need to take?

If you have not yet achieved the required English language level for entry to your chosen degree course, you can take one or more Pre-sessional English short courses to help you reach the required level.

Your Pre-Sessional English course start date and duration will be determined by your current IELTS score. All Pre-Sessional English courses finish in September before you start your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.

If you require an IELTS score of 7.0, you will need to complete the Pre-Sessional English (Advanced Route).

Please refer to the tables to see the current course dates.

Why choose this course?

The Pre-sessional English Advanced course is designed to improve students' general English and English for academic purposes. This course route is designed for students who have IELTS 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 or 6.5 or equivalent and wish to progress onto their chosen degree programme at UH which has an entry point of IELTS 7.0.

  • It helps you to develop your academic English language and study skills so you can pursue your studies at university, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
  • It gives you some insight into student life and some cultural and leisure activities.
  • If successful on the course you can progress directly onto your chosen degree programme without taking a further IELTS.

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