College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Undergraduate entry requirements for students from the United States of America.

Qualifications we accept

Our standard entry requirements are for the completion of standardised tests.

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, due to high levels of competition the grades you need to successfully get an offer may be much higher than the minimum entry requirements published below.

For entry to our most popular degree subjects/majors you may need a perfect or near-perfect score to get an offer.

What grades do I need?

English Language requirements

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 degree finder

Update to entry requirements webpages 

We updated these webpages on 07 September 2023 to include the approval of AP Precalculus for some degrees. There may have been changes since the last time you checked them, however, all other entry requirements for 2024 entry remain the same.

Undergraduate admissions contact form


Understanding your offer

Information for applicants with US qualifications who have received a conditional offer