All applicants, regardless of the programme applied for, must have a strong academic record.
You must have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, the academic qualifications required to meet any specific requirements for the degree programme to which you have applied.
Our minimum entry grades have been set at a level of academic achievement which, evidence informs us, is the minimum required to successfully complete the degree programme.
The minimum entry requirements are expressed in this way to encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds and do not reflect the level of demand for the degree programme.
When the demand for places exceeds the number available, having the minimum academic requirements (achieved or predicted) will not guarantee an offer of a place but will ensure progression to the selection process.
Use our Degree finder to get more information on a particular degree, including the minimum SQA, GCE and International Baccalaureate academic entry requirements.
Minimum entry requirements for all UK qualifications and detailed advice and information on international entry requirements is also available.
For all of our programmes you must provide evidence that your level of English will enable you to succeed on your chosen programme of study.
Where programmes in the College of Humanities and Social Science state that ‘Mathematics or an approved science’ is required at Standard Grade, GCSE or IB Standard Level, acceptable approved sciences are Biology, Chemistry, Physics. For Standard Grade and GCSE, Science is also acceptable.
For GCSE candidates, some degrees require grade A in Mathematics. Combinations of Mathematics and Physics both at grade B or Mathematics, Science plus Additional Science all at grade B would be acceptable to meet this requirement.
Applicants are required to show breadth of study in their entry qualifications and will therefore be required to offer passes in a range of subjects.
Subjects in closely related areas, or those which contain a high proportion of common material (such as biology and human biology), will not normally be counted separately.
For further advice on the acceptability of any subject for particular courses, and on overlapping subjects, please contact the relevant College Admissions Office.
For more information on numbers of applications, offers and acceptances see our admissions statistics.
There is no minimum or maximum age on entry for our degrees, except where this is required by a professional body.
We do not use the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) tariff. If we offer you a place, your offer will be expressed in terms of grades, not tariff points.
This article was published on Oct 31, 2012