Entry requirements for applicants with GCSEs.
We require you to achieve some specific subjects to at least GCSE.
We equate alphabetic grades with numeric grades as follows:
|GCSE grade equivalencies|
|Alphabetic||Numeric||Northern Ireland GCSE|
|Grade A*||Grade 8||A* or A|
|Grade A||Grade 7||A|
|Grade B||Grade 6||B|
|Grade C||Grade 4/5||C* or C|
Some of our subject areas are particularly competitive and attract many highly qualified applicants. In these circumstances we may consider the number of A*s or grade 8/9s you have achieved at GCSE, alongside your A Level grades.
We will accept International GCSEs (IGCSEs) and Level 2 Certificates as equivalent to GCSEs.
Unless we specify a higher level in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at GCSE Grade C/4 for entry to all programmes.
For entry to the majority of our degree programmes in our College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences we have removed the general requirement of a GCSE in Mathematics or a science.
Our degree programmes with professional accreditation requiring Mathematics, or programmes that require a higher level of Mathematics than GCSE at C/4, will retain a specific requirement for GCSE Mathematics. These will be listed in our degree finder.
Some programmes require you to achieve a grade A in Mathematics. We will accept combinations of Mathematics and Physics both at grade B, or Mathematics, Science plus Additional Science all at grade B to meet this requirement.