College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

South Africa

The University welcomes applicants with high school qualifications from South Africa.

National Senior Certificate

Grade 6 (70%) or higher in at least 4 NSC subjects (Life Orientation is not accepted) plus grade 4 (50%) in English as Home Language or English as First Language.

Subject specific requirements

Where we ask applicants taking Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Highers and National 5s for specific subjects we will ask you for comparable subjects in your qualifications. Subject specific requirements are as follows:

Acoustics and Music Technology

Grade 7 (80%) in Mathematics** plus grade 6 (70%) in Physics.

Architecture

Grade 6 (70%) in Mathematics**.

It is preferable that applicants provide evidence of artistic ability through assessed work. If applicants are unable to offer this evidence, and the applicants appears otherwise qualified, a portfolio will likely be requested.

Business School degrees and joint degrees with Business

Grade 5 (60%) in Mathematics**.

Cognitive Science

Grade 6 (70%) in Mathematics**.

Economics, joint degrees with Economics and degrees which include Quantitative Methods

Grade 6 (70%) in Mathematics**.

Degrees which require A at A Level in Mathematics: grade 7 (80%) in Mathematics**.

English/Scottish Literature and joint degrees with English/Scottish Literature

Grade 6 (70%) in Home Language English (English as First Additional Language not accepted).

Landscape Architecture

Grade 4 (50*) in Maths** or science.

It is preferable that applicants provide evidence of artistic ability through assessed work. If applicants are unable to offer this evidence, and the applicants appears otherwise qualified, a portfolio will likely be requested.

Language degrees and joint degrees with a Language

Please check the degree finder for the language specific requirements and ensure the offer matches these requirements:

If A-level B required: grade 6 (70%)

If GCSE A required: grade 6 (70%)

If GCSE B required: grade 5 (60%)

Please note that for degrees that have a subject requirement of a language other than English, students may not use their own native language to meet this requirement. In these instances, English or an alternative language other than native will be acceptable.

Law and joint degrees with Law

Grade 6 (70%) in English (Home/First language or First Additional Language).

Nursing Studies

Grade 4 (50%) in Mathematics**.

Psychology (BSc) and joint MA degrees with Psychology

Grade 6 (70%) in Mathematics**.

If Mathematics** is not achieved at grade 6, then it must be achieved at grade 5 (60%) in addition to grade 6 in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Physics or Psychology.

**Please note Mathematic Literacy is not accepted in lieu of Mathematics. 

Other qualifications

Applicants who have taken the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or GCE A levels should visit the degree finder for our minimum entry requirements.

Undergraduate degree finder

Please note that some of our programmes are competitive, particularly those in the Business School, and so we may need to use additional selection criteria. If you have taken a qualification that is not listed, or have any further queries, then please contact us for further information.

Undergraduate admissions contact details

Understanding your offer

For applicants with South African qualifications who have received a conditional offer of study.