Undergraduate study - 2018 entry

Approved subjects for university entry

SQA Higher and A Level subjects accepted for general university entry purposes.

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You can check which Highers and A levels we accept for general entry by checking our lists of approved subjects. Some programmes require specific subjects for entry.

Subjects that contain a high proportion of common material (such as biology and human biology) are not normally counted separately.


If you need advice on the acceptability of any subject for entry to a particular programme, or on subjects sharing common material, please contact the relevant admissions office.

Alternatively, if a subject is not showing on the list it may still be accepted for entry to certain degree programmes. The University has a process of reviewing and approving subjects for entry, however new subjects, in particular, may still be subject to formal approval.

You should contact the relevant admissions office to check whether your subject will be accepted.