We will consider a range of alternative qualifications that are equivalent to the typical offer:
|BTEC National Diploma||DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) plus 5 GCSE Grade A–C including Mathematics and English Language
|Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma||112 UCAS tariff points to include at least two A-levels or equivalent plus five GCSE subjects grade A–C including Mathematics and English Language (or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings)
|European Baccalaureate||70% overall with 60% in Mathematics and 75% in English Language (both written and oral)|
|International Baccalaureate||25 IB points overall including 4 IB pts in Mathematics at Standard Level; 4 IB pts in English Language at Higher Level and 5 IB pts in two additional subjects at Higher Level|
|Scottish Highers||2Bs and 3Cs at Higher Level including Mathematics and English Language
|Irish Highers||3B3s and 2 C1s at Higher Level including Mathematics and English Language
|Access to Higher Education Diploma
||Mature applicants (21 years and older) will need to pass a QAA-approved Access to Higher Education Diploma with 60 credits, minimum 45 credits at Level 3 including 21 at merit + GCSE English Language grade C + GCSE Maths grade C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading). Applicants under 21 years will be considered on a case-by-case basis.|
Please check with the University if your qualifications are more than five years old or not listed above.
Unfortunately it is not possible to accept direct applications to join the second, third or fourth years of our business programmes.
In addition, all non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course, it is 6.0 Academic IELTS with special conditions in all elements.
Please also make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll accept.
Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.
Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.
Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome. If your qualifications are not listed in the table below please contact the Admissions office for further guidance.
|Bulgaria||Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie||4.5 overall including 3 in Mathematics|
|Canada||Grade 12 High School Graduation Diploma / Secondary School Diploma / Diplôme d'Etudes Secondaire||5 x 65% including English Language (for Anglophone Schools) and Mathematics|
|Cyprus||Apolytirio of Lykeio||16 overall including 10 in Mathematics|
|France||Baccalauréat||13 overall including 10 in Mathematics (and 12 in English Language for OIB students)|
|Germany||Abitur||3 overall including 7 in Mathematics and 10 in English Language (if taken as a Leistungskurs)|
|Greece||Apolytirio of Lykeio||16 overall including 10 in Mathematics|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education||444 and 3 in Mathematics|
India Certificate of Secondary Education
All India Secondary School Exam (CBSE Board)
|Five x 5 including Mathematics/five x C1 including Mathematics|
Higher Secondary Certificate/India School Certificate
|75% overall including 70% in English Language (CBSE Board)|
|Italy||Diploma di Esame di Stato||70 overall including 60 in Mathematics|
|Lithuania||Brandos Atestats||8 overall including 5 in Mathematics|
|Norway||Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole||3.5 overall including 4 in English Language and 3 in Mathematics|
|Pakistan||Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)||Five x C including Mathematics + International Foundation Year or A-levels|
|Romania||Diploma de Bacalaureat||7 overall including 5 in Mathematics|
|Russia||Attestat O (Polnom) Srednem
|Five x 4 including 4 in Mathematics (Algebra) + International Foundation Year or A-levels|
|Spain||Título de Bachillerato||7 overall including 5 in Mathematics|
|United Arab Emirates||Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate)||Five x 75% including 75% in Mathematics + International Foundation Year or A-levels|
|USA||High School Graduation Diploma||GPA 3.0 overall including C in English Language and B inMathematics|
|Advanced Placements||3 x 3
|SAT||550 in each section (Reading; Writing; Mathematics)|
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