General undergraduate entry requirements

General undergraduate entry requirements

The following details our general entry requirements which cover most undergraduate programmes.

Please see the individual programmes for specific requirements.

A-levels

Our A-level entrance requirements are typically based on 3 A-levels. The standard grades required are:

  • BSc/BEng programmes: ABB
  • MSci/MEng programmes: AAB.
In our offer, we may require particular grades in specific subjects. For all programmes there is a minimum requirement for maths grade B or above at GCSE (unless you have a maths A-level); some programmes have additional maths requirements.

Electrical and electronics programmes require A-level maths and a science (ideally physics, electronics or computing). Please see the individual programmes for specific requirements.

For most computer science programmes, we accept a wide range of subjects. We particularly welcome applicants with computer science (or computing), maths, sciences or other subjects classified as ‘facilitating’ by the Russell Group (see the ‘Informed Choices’ booklet, http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/informed-choices/). General studies is not accepted. Please see the individual programmes for specific requirements.

Applicants for all programmes should also tell us about previous programming experience, whether in a formal qualification (GCSE, A-level or other) or as an extra-curricular activity.

Key skills

Results of key skills tests will not form part of an offer.

BTEC National Extended Diploma (18 units)

The BTEC National Extended Diploma is acceptable on its own.

Standard tariff/grades requirement: D*DD for BSc, BEng and BSc(Eng) programmes, D*D*D* for MEng programmes.

Your Extended Diploma must be subject-related, i.e. engineering or applied science for MEng and BEng programmes, and computing or a related subject for BSc programmes. The IT Practitioners Diploma is only accepted for BSc(Eng) programmes.

Grade B GCSE maths is also a requirement for all programmes.

International Baccalaureate

We require a minimum of 32 points overall for BEng and BSc programmes, 34 points for MEng programmes.

Some programmes require maths and science qualifications. Where these subjects are specified in the A-level requirements, they should be included (with at least five points at Higher level). Please see the individual programmes for specific requirements.

European Baccalaureate

Standard entry requirement: 80%

Some programmes require maths and science qualifications. Where these subjects are specified in the A-level requirements, they should be included (at grade eight minimum). Please see the individual programmes for specific requirements.

Applied A-levels

Applied A-levels are acceptable in combination with other subjects; the grade requirements are the same. They should be subject-related, i.e. electronic engineering or engineering for BEng programmes.

Grade B GCSE maths is also a requirement for all programmes.

Access to HE Diploma

Overall Pass – must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at merit or higher.

Extended Project Qualification

We welcome applicants with EPQ relevant to our subjects. Typically, the EPQ does not form part of the offer we make but may influence our decisions in borderline cases.

Other qualifications

We accept a wide range of other qualifications, and will be happy to advise you on your circumstances. For information please contact us.

Up to date information

The admissions information on this web page reflects our current standard admissions criteria (which does change from time to time) and supersedes any information in printed publications.