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Main entry requirements
Minimum entry requirement: ABB to include English Literature or English Language. GCSEs: Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C or 4. Note: English Language and English Literature GCSE both at Grade A or 7 are accepted in place of A Level English.
Minimum entry requirement: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6, to include English. National 5: Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
Award of Diploma with 39 points overall and grades 666 at HL - 34 points overall and grades 655 at HL to include English. SL: Mathematics or an approved science at 4.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 114-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
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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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