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Academic Entry Requirements

All applications to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are considered on their individual merits but we expect each applicant to have reached an appropriate level of academic achievement and English Language proficiency. While each programme has a set level of entry requirements listed in the relevant prospectus here are the minimum general entry requirements for each level of study:

Undergraduate study

Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements of GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above for all programmes. In addition, applicants will be expected to present one of the following qualifications at the appropriate grades:

  • GCE/VCE A levels
  • BTEC
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Advanced Highers
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Recognised Access or Foundation programme

In addition to these qualifications, applicants offering a wide range of equivalent international qualifications plus a recognised English Language Qualification English Language Qualification will be considered. To make enquiries on the suitability of your academic qualification, please contact the International Office using the enquiry form.

Applicants who do not meet our entry requirements for entry to the first year of one of our undergraduate degree programmes may wish to apply for a place on one of our International Foundation Programmes.
Generally speaking, if your home system of education is a 12 year system rather than the English 13 year system, then you may have to successfully complete the International Foundation Programme first prior to entry onto year one of an undergraduate degree programme. Successful completion of this programme of study will lead to automatic entry to one of our undergraduate degree programmes. We do also consider applicants holding certain externally run Foundation Programme qualifications. Please contact the International Office using the enquiry form for advice on the suitability of your qualification.

We encourage applications from mature students (over 21 years old) and will consider each such application on its own merits. We usually require evidence of successful study in relevant subjects, or relevant professional qualifications or experience.Admissions Policies.

Undergraduate Prospectus

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Postgraduate study

Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements of GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above for all programmes. In addition, applicants will be expected to present a first-class or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent. International qualifications may be considered suitable for entry. For information on the suitability of your academic qualification, please make an enquiry using our enquiry form. Applicants may also be required to present a recognised English Language Qualification English Language Qualification or contact the International Office by using the enquiry form.

We do also consider applicants holding certain externally run Pre-Masters qualifications. Please contact the International Office.

We encourage applications from mature students (over 21 years old) and will consider each such application on its own merits. We usually require evidence of successful study in relevant subjects, or relevant professional qualifications or experience. In case of any queries regarding these or other matters affecting International Students, please contact the International Office in the first instance.

Postgraduate Prospectus

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