What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Accepted as part of the overall tariff
32 - 33 overall including grade H5 from 2 Higher Level subjects
128 - 136 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers14%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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