Undergraduate study - 2018 entry

European Baccalaureate

Entry requirements for applicants with European Baccalaureate (EB) qualifications.

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Programmes in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

For nearly all degree programmes demand for places is much higher than places available so applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed an offer of studies. The majority of offers will be made to students who achieve grades well above the minimum entry requirement.

For many degree programmes, we will expect you to have studied specific subjects within your qualifications. Where we ask applicants taking Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Highers and National 5s for a specific subject(s) we will normally ask you for the same subject(s) in your qualifications. Specific subject requirements at SQA Higher/National 5s for each degree programme can be found in our degree finder.

For MA English Literature and joint degree programmes with English Literature, applicants must have achieved or be predicted to achieved English Literature at an advanced level, this is typically in the final year of the high school diploma. Unfortunately we cannot accept English Language as meeting this subject requirement, however combined English Literature and Language is accepted.

In order for applicants to be considered for an offer they need to have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, the equivalencies of all entry requirements listed in the degree finder for the relevant degree programme.

Degree finder

Minimum academic requirements

Award of European Baccalaureate with 80% overall with at least 7.5 in three subjects. Where Mathematics at Higher or A Level required, this should be the 5-period option.

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, achieving a score of minimum 6 at L1, 7 at L2, or 7.5 at L3 in English language in the EB, or by holding one of the English language qualifications accepted by the University.

Please see our degree finder for details of accepted English language qualifications and minimum scores for all our programmes.

Typical offer

Award of European Baccalaureate with 90% overall with at least 9 in three subjects. Where Mathematics at Higher or A Level required, this should be the 5-period option.

Programmes in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Medicine - MBChB

Applicants who are presenting the European Baccalaureate as an entrance qualification will be expected to include:

At Year 7 level, chemistry and two out of biology, physics and mathematics with minimum grades of 8.5 in the sciences with an overall grade of 8.5 or 85%. Please ask your referee to include full predictions for Year 7 examinations, including a prediction for the overall grade.

At Year 5 or Year 6 level, biology, mathematics, English and a language other than English at grade 7.0 or better. (GCSE grade B or SQA Standard Grade Credit/Intermediate 2 will be accepted as equivalent). Please include details of Year 5 level and Year 6 level results on your application.

All other programmes

Please contact the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Admissions Office for specific advice.

Programmes in the College of Science & Engineering

Minimum academic requirements

You will need an award of EB at 75% or above overall, with a minimum of 7.5 in three subjects including all required subjects as stated in our degree finder. A score of 8 is required where we ask for a grade A at SQA Higher / A Level.

Where Mathematics is required, this must be the 5-period option.

In addition, all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, achieving a score of minimum 6 at Year 7 (or minimum 7.5 at Year 6) in English language in the EB, or by holding one of the English language qualifications accepted by the University.

Please see our degree finder for details of accepted English language qualifications and minimum scores for all our programmes.

Typical offer

Overall grade of 80% with 8.0 in three subjects including required subjects. (Where Mathematics is a required subject, this must be 5-period Mathematics.)

Second year entry

Advanced entry direct into Year 2 of many of our degree programmes is possible for applicants who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in the EB.

Please contact the College of Science & Engineering Admissions Office for details.