Calendar 2018/19

Regulations Governing Academic Programmes

1 Faculty of Taught Programmes

1.1 Regulations Governing General Entrance Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes

(BA, BEng, BM/BS, BSc, LLB, MEng, MMath, MPhys)

Applicants are reminded to check the programme requirements.

The following are eligible to be considered for admission to the first year of an undergraduate degree provided that, in addition, there is evidence of acceptable levels of literacy and, where applicable, numeracy e.g. GCSE English Language and Mathematics or equivalent:

1 Holders of a General Certificate of Education with at least two passes at Advanced level.*

2 Holders of a General Certificate of Education with at least one pass at Advanced Level and two passes at Advanced Subsidiary Level where one AS level has been taken alongside the A2 component

3 Holders of two six unit Advanced Vocational Certificates of Education (AVCE)

4 Holders of one 12 unit Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (Double award) (AVCEDA).

5 Holders of one six unit Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) and two 3 unit Advanced Subsidiary Vocational Certificates of Education (ASVCE).

6 Holders of the above combinations of awards provided a minimum of 12 units are taken.

7 Holders of two Scottish Advanced Highers. Holders of five Scottish Highers passed at an appropriate level will be considered. Other Scottish qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

8 Holders of a BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) provided that they have achieved passes in all units.

9 Holders of an Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in five approved subjects at the Higher Level to include four passes achieved at grade C.

10 Holders of a BTEC National Diploma/Certificate/Award qualification will be considered on an individual basis.

11 Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

12 Holders of the European Baccalaureate.

13 Holders of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (WBAD).

14 Holders of the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE).

15 Graduates of universities and institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom and of other recognised institutions outside the UK.

16 Holders of international qualifications not listed above will be considered on an individual basis and are advised to contact the Admissions Office for further advice. Applicants who have not completed their education in an English-speaking country (e.g. UK, USA, Australia) will be required to provide evidence of the completion of an English Language qualification. (e.g. Certificate of Proficiency in English of the Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and other equivalent examinations are acceptable.)

17 Holders of Certificates of the University will be considered for entry to the second year of an undergraduate degree programme on an individual basis.

18 Holders of a validated Access Course Certificate at the appropriate level.

19 Other persons whose qualifications by examination the University may deem sufficient.

20 Mature students who can demonstrate that their qualifications and/or experience are appropriate for entry to the programme they are applying for.

* All subjects set by a recognised examination board are potentially acceptable towards satisfying the General Requirement, though applicants will normally be allowed to count only one craft subject and only one subject of those with overlapping syllabuses. Applicants needing advice about potential eligibility should contact the Admissions Office.