Undergraduate study - 2021 entry

GCSEs

Entry requirements for applicants with GCSEs.

We require you to achieve at least a GCSE in some subjects.

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.

GCSE English

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 degrees.

GCSE Mathematics

Some degrees 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.

Core Maths at a grade A will also be accepted in lieu of GCSE Mathematics at a grade A and at a grade B in lieu of GCSE Mathematics at a grade B. Core Maths will not be accepted in lieu of AS or A-Level Mathematics.

GCSE Science

Some degrees require you to achieve a specific grade in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. We will also accept Double Award Science, Trilogy,  or Double Award Combined / Co-Ordinated Science to meet this requirement.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, our entry requirements for the degree you have applied for, to be considered for an offer of a place. You can use our degree finder to find entry requirements.

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