Undergraduate courses

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  • We accept a wide range of qualifications including A-levels, baccalaureates, HNDs, HNCs, NVQs and, in some cases, prior work experience or training.

    You will find typical offers on each course entry. The course entries also list any specific entry requirements, such as passes in particular subjects or specific grades, which may be a condition of entry.

    Acceptable qualifications

    Below you'll find examples of acceptable qualifications. These are intended to give you a general guide to the attainment levels we expect, including:

    • Acceptable passes in five subjects (exceptionally four subjects) at GCSE or GCE including:
      • one 12-unit vocational A-level, or
      • two A-levels or two 6-unit vocational A-levels, or
      • one A-level or 6-unit vocational A-level plus two AS-levels, or
      • two 3-unit vocational A-levels *
        (* where these are included they need to be in subjects other than those held at A-level).
    • A National Certificate or Diploma at a good standard.
    • The International Baccalaureate Diploma (minimum of 24 points) or the European Baccalaureate Diploma (minimum of 60%).
    • Five subjects in SCE with two at Higher level or one at Advanced Higher level.
    • Three subjects in Scottish Highers or two at Advanced Higher level.
    • Any other qualifications considered by the Academic Board to be of equivalent standard.
    • A recognised access course

    For combined honours, if the two subjects have significantly different entry requirements, the requirements will be between the two.

    Note: Only GCSEs at grade C and above are acceptable.

    Diplomas

    We welcome the development of the new Advanced Diploma qualification, and consider the Diploma to be the equivalent of existing Level 3 qualifications such as A-levels.

    Applicants who successfully complete the level 3 Advanced Diploma will be considered for entry onto degree courses in closely related subjects. Specific requirements will depend on the exact course applied for, and it is possible that applicants may need to take specific Additional and Specialised Learning options. For some subject areas it is likely that named A-levels may also be required in order to meet the specific entry requirements for the course. Please see individual entry details for each course for specific requirements.

    International / EU students

    You may need to meet country specific and English language requirements to be eligible for undergraduate study. See further entry requirements on our international students pages.

    Don't have the qualifications?

    If you cannot find your own combination of likely grades and qualifications, do not be deterred - contact our Admissions Office and they will be able to advise on whether you are likely to meet the requirements for a particular course. If your qualifications are not equivalent to the above, you may be interested in our programme of foundation courses.