French Baccalaureate / Option International Baccalaureate

We welcome applications from students with the French Baccalaureate / Option International Baccalaureate .

The information below provides a summary of the minimum entry requirements required by each of the three Colleges within the University.

The final decision to offer you a place will be taken with reference to the whole UCAS application, including academic grades, personal statement and academic reference.

Having the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee the offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process. For some degree programmes, relevant work experience will be required.

Subject specific requirements

For many degree programmes, we will expect you to have studied specific subjects within the French Baccalaureate.

Where we ask applicants taking Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Highers for a specific subject(s) we will normally ask you for the same subject(s) in the French Baccalaureate.

Specific subject requirements at SQA Higher for each degree programme can be found at the beginning of each subject entry via the online degree finder. Details of the grades required for the French Baccalaureate can be found below.

Admissions statistics

You can find information on the ratio of applications, offers and accepted applicants for our degree programmes from Student Recruitment and Admissions.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

For nearly all degree programmes demand for places is much higher than places available so applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed an offer of studies. The majority of offers will be made to students who achieve grades well above the minimum entry requirement.

Minimum academic requirements

French Baccalaureate: Overall score 14, with 12 in three subjects.

Option International Baccalaureate: Overall score 14, with 12 in three subjects.

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, holding one of the qualifications accepted by the University.

Typical Offer

Award of French Baccalaureate / OIB with overall average score of 16 and 15 in three subjects

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Medicine

In the French Baccalaureat S (Mathematics and Physical Sciences) is preferred. Applications will be considered if grades better than 14 are achieved in the majority of subjects. Sciences and Maths should be 16 or better.

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and another language must be offered. If possible, Biology should be included as well. These examination results must be obtained at the first sitting.

The Option International Baccalaureate will also be considered on the same basis as above.

In addition to the minimum academic criteria, you are also required to meet non-academic entry requirements in terms of skills, experience and motivation.

You are also required to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) in the summer before you submit your UCAS application. Details of the test and how your result is used in the selection process are available on the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine website.

If English is not your first language, you will also need to meet the University's required standard of English.

Veterinary Medicine

Applications will be considered if you have passed or are predicted to pass the French Baccalaureat S with grades of 16 or better out of 20 in Chemistry and Biology. All remaining subjects, to include Maths or Physics, should be gained at 14 or better.

If Physics has not been studied as part of the above qualifications, candidates must also provide evidence of a qualification at a minimum SQA Standard Grade 2 or GCSE Grade B or equivalent in this subject.

Qualifications must be gained in one sitting and at the first attempt.

If English is not your first language, you will also need to meet the University's required standard of English.

Work experience with animals is a key part of the entry requirements for Veterinary Medicine. You will be required to submit a Work Experience Summary form prior to 1st November to support your UCAS application.

Biomedical Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Oral Health Sciences

Requirements are the same as for the College of Science & Engineering (see below). Biology is a required subject for Oral Health Sciences. Biology and Chemistry are required subjects for Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences.

College of Science & Engineering

For nearly all degree programmes demand for places is much higher than places available so applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed an offer of studies. The majority of offers will be made to students who achieve grades well above the minimum entry requirement.

Minimum academic requirements

French Baccalaureate (FB) at grade 14 or above overall, with a minimum of 14 in 3 subjects including all required subjects as stated in our prospectus.

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, holding grade 12 in English Language in the FB or one of the qualifications accepted by the University,

Option International du Baccalaureat (OIB) Award of OIB at grade 14 or above overall, with a minimum of 14 in 3 subjects including all required subjects as stated in our prospectus..

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, holding grade 12 in English Language in the OIB or one of the accepted qualifications listed.

Typical Offer

French Baccalauréat / OIB at grade 16 overall with 16 in 3 subjects including all required subjects.

Year 2 entry

Advanced entry direct into Year 2 of many of our degree programmes in the College of Science and Engineering is possible for applicants who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement.

Consideration for 2nd year entry will be given to applicants who have achieved, or who are predicted to achieve the Baccalauréat/OIB at grade 17 overall including 17 in all required subjects.

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, holding grade 12 in English Language in the FB or one of the qualifications accepted by the University,


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