College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Undergraduate entry requirements for students from Malaysia.

Qualifications we accept 

We consider the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), and the UEC (Unified Exam Certificate) Senior Middle Level for entry. 

We do not accept the Matrikulasi (Malaysian Matriculation Certificate) or Polytechnic Diplomas for entry. 

What grades do I need? 

Minimum requirements 

STPM - ABB in three STPM subjects. 

UEC - minimum of 5 subjects at grades AAABB, excluding Chinese, Malay Language, Bookkeeping and Commerce. 

Competition and selection  

Entry to many of our degree programmes is very competitive. This is because we receive a high number of applications for a limited number of places.  

All applicants who submit an on-time, fully complete application (including predicted grades, academic reference, and personal statement) and who meet or are predicted to meet the minimum entry requirements, including any required subjects, will be put forward into the selection process.   

However, the grades you need to get an offer may be much higher than the minimum requirements grades published above.  

For entry to our most popular subject areas, you may need a perfect or near-perfect score to get an offer. 

Required subjects 

Entry to some of our degrees requires you to have specific subjects in your school qualification.  

Where this is the case, your entry qualifications must: 

  • include the specific subject/s listed for the degree you are applying to, and; 

  • meet, or exceed, the grades specified. 

Required subjects are listed in the entry requirements section of the individual degree programme entries within our degree finder. 

Undergraduate degree finder 

Where we ask applicants for GCE A levels or GCSEs in specific subjects, we will ask you for comparable subjects at a comparable level in your qualification.  

A Level subject requirement  Equivalent qualification - STPM  Equivalent qualification – Senior UEC 
Subject at A*  STPM subject at grade A  Senior UEC subject at grade A 
Subject at A STPM subject at grade A  Senior UEC subject at grade A 
Subject at B STPM subject at grade B Senior UEC subject at grade B
GCSE subject requirement  Equivalent qualification – STPM/SPM  Equivalent qualification – Senior UEC 
Subject at A/7  SPM subject at grade A Senior UEC subject at grade B 
Subject at B/6  SPM subject at grade B Senior UEC subject at grade B 
Subject at C/4  SPM subject at grade C Senior UEC subject at grade C
Mathematics/English Literature requirements 

Where a subject requires Mathematics, English, or English Literature at A level, please contact us for more information about which modules we can accept in your qualification. 

English Language 

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. If you require a Student route visa to study in the UK, the English qualification that you use for admission to an undergraduate degree must be included in our list of accepted qualifications, unless you are a national of a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). 

English Language entry requirements 

Other qualifications 

If you have taken the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or GCE A levels, please look at the degree finder for our minimum entry requirements. 

If you have taken a qualification that is not listed, or have any other queries, please contact us for further information. 

Undergraduate enquiries 


Update to entry requirements webpages 

We updated these webpages on 27 October 2022 to make them clearer to understand. There may have been changes since the last time you checked them, however, all entry requirements for 2023 entry are set at the same level as previously published.