Undergraduate study - 2025 entry
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Three-year, five-year and six-year degrees

Some of our degree programmes offer direct entry to second year or require an extra year or two of study.

Engineering students working on a project

Three-year degrees

In many of our science and engineering subjects well-qualified applicants may apply for direct entry to Year 2, making it possible to graduate with a BSc after three years of study.

Entry to second year is also available for many of our art and design programmes.

Five-year degrees

Our Veterinary Medicine BVM&S degree and our MA Fine Art degree take five years.

In science and engineering we offer five-year MBiolMChem, MChemPhys, MEarthSci, MEng, MInf, MMath and MPhys degrees. Well-qualified applicants may opt for direct entry into Year 2 of these programmes.

These masters degrees entail in-depth study often with a research focus, but they are undergraduate degrees and are not equivalent to a postgraduate masters.

Six-year degrees

Our Medicine MBChB degree is a six-year programme.

Entry requirements and second-year entry

You will find specific entry requirements for 3, 5 and 6 year degree programmes in our degree finder.