- Single honours: 112 points
- Joint honours: 112–128 points depending on combination
- to include two A-levels or equivalent
- General Studies / Native Language accepted only as one of three A-levels.
- Plus GCSE: English grade A*–C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) required and Mathematics preferred.
Further requirements for specific combinations
- Creative Writing: 120 points including grade C (32 points) at A-level in English Literature, Literature and Language, Drama and Theatre Studies or a related subject.
- English Language and Linguistics: 112 points. Grade C (32 points) at A-level in English Literature / Language or a related subject.
- English Literature: 120 points including 32 points at A-level in English Literature / Language or a related subject.
- History: 112 points.
- Human Rights: 112 points.
- International Relations: 112 points.
- Media and Communication: 112 points. Politics: 112 points.
- Psychology: 120 points. At least 72 points from 2 A-levels or equivalent. Students taking Psychology A-level must achieve grade C or above. General Studies / Native Language accepted as one of four A-levels.
- Sociology: 112 points.
- Spanish: A-Level grade C (32 points) or AS-level grade C (12 points) or GCSE A*-B or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required.
For most courses a decision will be made on the basis of your application form alone. However, for some courses, the selection process may include an interview – usually held between December and April for full-time students.
The interviews may be on a one-to-one basis, in a group or with your portfolio, and you may be given a task such as participating in a workshop, a short essay, questionnaire or translation to demonstrate your strengths in addition to any formal entry requirements.
Other entry routes
We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that are equivalent to the typical offer. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Please contact us for details.
All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.
Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our .
Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.