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UK entry requirements (undergraduate and foundation)

We welcome students with a wide range of educational experience and qualifications.

The webpage for each undergraduate or foundation degree will tell you how many UCAS points are required as well as any additional requirements - such as an interview or specific subject qualifications.

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International students

If your qualifications are from outside the UK, make sure to check our country information webpages to find out equivalent entry requirements from around the world.

Undergraduate degrees with a foundation year

Our undergraduate degrees with a foundation year are an alternative entry route into university for those without more traditional qualifications or grades, or are entering university after a notable period of time out of education.

UK qualification requirements

A Levels

Minimum of 120 points of which 80 must include at least two B grades including any specific subjects mentioned on the course pages. Remaining points can be made up of A Level and AS Grades including General Studies.

Equivalent qualifications
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM
  • OCR National Extended Diploma: M1
  • Access Courses: PASS
A Levels

Minimum of 112 points of which 80 must include at least two B grades including any specific subjects mentioned on the course pages. Remaining points can be made up of A Level and AS Grades including General Studies.

Equivalent qualifications
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM (additional requirements for Sport Rehabilitation)
  • BTEC Diploma: D*D* (additional requirements for Sport Rehabilitation)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma: M2 (additional requirements for Sport Rehabilitation)
  • Access Courses: PASS
  • Irish Highers and Scottish Highers: BBBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 POINTS
  • DIP in Childcare: B
A Levels

Minimum of 104 points of which 72 must include at least a B and a C grade including any specific subjects mentioned on the course pages. Remaining points can be made up of A Level and AS Grades including General Studies.

Equivalent qualifications
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM
  • BTEC Diploma: D*D*
  • OCR National Extended Diploma: M2
  • Access Courses: PASS
  • Irish Highers and Scottish Highers: BBBC
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 POINTS
  • DIP in Childcare: C
A Levels

Minimum of 96 points of which 64 must include at least two C grades including any specific subjects mentioned on the programme pages. Remaining points can be made up of A Level and AS Grades including General Studies.

Equivalent qualifications
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: MMM
  • BTEC Diploma: DD
  • OCR National Extended Diploma: M3
  • Access Courses: PASS
  • Irish Highers and Scottish Highers: BBCC
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: DDD
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 POINTS
  • DIP in Childcare: C
A Levels

Minimum of 48 points of which should include two D grades including any specific subjects mentioned on the course pages. Remaining points can be made up of A Level and AS Grades including General Studies.

Equivalent qualifications
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: PPP
  • BTEC Diploma: MP
  • OCR National Extended Diploma: P3
  • Access Courses: PASS

GCSEs and other qualifications or awards

  • Consideration maybe given to extended projects and Higher Sports Leaders Awards for borderline cases
  • For GCSEs, the pass grades are 4-9. (A-C in the previous grading system)
  • For Ordinary Level examinations taken after 1975, the pass grades are also A, B and C
  • A pass at Grade 1 in the CSE will be accepted on the same basis as a pass at Ordinary Level
  • We welcome the Advanced Diploma and will offer on the same points as A levels with Additional and Specialist Learning requirements as stated on programme pages