Information for applicants applying with GCE qualifications.
Minimum requirement: is BBB at one sitting. Degree programmes which require an ‘A' pass in a principal subject (e.g. Maths, Music) require ABC in one sitting.
General Studies (AS and A2) A Level is not accepted for entry to the College of Humanities and Social Science.
Most subject areas will look for breadth of study across subjects.
Please seek advice before committing to a particular course of study at your school or college, to ensure that it would meet the requirements of your intended programme of study at the University.
Entry requirements for each degree programme can be found using our degree finder.
For many degree programmes we will expect you to have studied specific subjects at A Level, AS Level or GCSE.
For particularly competitive subject areas, which attract a high number of applicants with AAA at A Level (whether achieved or predicted), we will also take into account the number of A*s achieved at GCSE.
We welcome the use of the Extended Project (EP) and, in Mathematics, the continuation of Advanced Extension Awards (AEA) as a means of stretching the most able students and encouraging an interdisciplinary approach.
However, we recognise that not all students have equal opportunity to access EPs and the AEA and so these do not normally provide any additional credit in the assessment of academic qualifications for entry purposes.
The EP will normally only be considered where offered as part of the Advanced Diploma.
The University of Edinburgh does not intend to use A Level unit grade information either in selection or in offer making.
It may however choose to do so in the assessment of borderline applications in certain high demand subject areas and where applicants have narrowly missed the conditions of an offer.
The A* is not currently used in the selection process. However the A* will be used in offer-making in some of our most competitive subject areas.
This article was published on May 20, 2011