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Entry Requirements

We require entrants to meet certain academic criteria

SQA Highers

BBBB by end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB by end of S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in on year of S4-S6.  To include at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Business Management, Geography, Environmental Science, Computing or Mathematics, which must include Biology or Chemistry.  Qualified applicants are advised to take Biology or Chemistry at Advanced Higher level where possible.  National 5 Mathematics, Geography or Economics at grade B and English at grade B.

A Levels

BBB in one sitting to include at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Business Management, Geography, Environmental Science, Computing or Mathematics, which must include Biology or Chemistry.  GCSE Mathematics, Geography or Economics at grade B/6 and English at grade B/6.

Irish Leaving Certificate

4 Higher Level subjects at H3 to include Biology or Chemistry and one of Economics, Business Management, Geography, Environmental Science, Computing or Mathematics.  Junior Certificate Mathematics or Physics at grade B/H3 and English at grade C/H4.

International Baccalaureate

30 points overall, including HL Biology or Chemistry at grade 5.  Geography, Economics and/or Mathematics are recommended at HL.  SL English at grade 5 and Mathematics at grade 4.

International Applicants

We accept a broad range of international qualifications, entry requirements by country are listed here.  If your qualifications are not listed please contact our Admissions Office for further guidance.

Widening Participation

We are strongly committed to widening access, and recognise that not everyone has an equal opportunity to demonstrate their full academic potential from their school or college qualifications alone.  For this reason we aim to identify applicants who could benefit from additional consideration in the admissions process, for example, applicants who reside in areas of disadvantage.

You can check your eligibility for a contextual offer here.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will also need to meet the University’s required standard of English. If your English language qualification is not listed below, please contact our admissions team for guidance.

  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the “Communicative Skills” sections; the “Enabling Skills” sections are not considered)
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components