Entry requirements for undergraduate courses

Before you apply for a Bachelor’s degree or other undergraduate course, you need to check you’ll meet the entry requirements. You’ll see entry requirements for our courses on each course page.

Entry requirements usually outline what qualifications and grades you need before you start the course, including any subjects you need to study, where relevant.

Entry requirements can also include:

  • a successful admissions test or exam
  • a successful audition
  • a successful individual or group interview
  • a successful health check (for health-based courses)
  • a successful criminal records check
  • a portfolio
  • professional experience
  • English language qualifications (if English isn’t your first language)

If your course needs an interview, audition, test or exam, we'll invite you to do this after you’ve applied.

If your course needs a health or criminal records check, you can usually do this after we’ve offered you a place.

Understanding the UCAS Tariff points system

We use the UCAS Tariff point system to show entry requirements for most undergraduate courses.

This system assigns points to the qualifications you can usually study after the age of 16, such as A levels, BTECs and Access to Higher Education Diplomas. The higher your grade, the more points you get. You can work out your UCAS Tariff points using the UCAS Tariff point calculator.

We often show UCAS Tariff points as a range. For example 104-120 points or 96-120 points. This is a guide to the number of UCAS points in typical offers we make for a course.

We usually make offers at the higher end of the range for the most popular courses and we can’t always guarantee you a place on a course if you’ve met all the entry requirements.

Qualifications not covered by the Tariff point system

Get in touch with our Admissions Team if you can’t find your qualifications on the UCAS Tariff point calculator – we accept other qualifications and relevant professional experience on many of our courses.