Points: 112–128 depending on combination
Units: to include two A-levels or equivalent
- General Studies / Native Languages accepted when one of three A-levels or equivalent.
- Plus GCSE: English grade A*–C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) required; Maths grade A*–C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) required for some combinations. Key Skills Level 2/3 may be used in lieu of poor GCSEs, depending on combination.
Further requirements for specific combinations
- Creative Writing: 120 points with 32 points at A-level in English Literature, Literature and Language, Drama and Theatre Studies or a related subject. GCSE English A*–C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) required.
- Criminology: 112 points.
- English Language and Linguistics: 112 points. 32 points at A-level in English or a related subject.
- Journalism: refer to Journalism entry requirements.
- Media and Communication: Students taking Media Studies A-level/AS-level must achieve grade C or above (32/12 points).
- Psychology: 120 points. GCSE Mathematics and English grade A*–C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) required; 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: 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.