What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Excluding General Studies Mathematics and another science subject at Grade B
Mathematics and a second science subject at Grade B
Mathematics and a second science subject at Grade B
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010) Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject, GCE AL Maths is still required: Applied Science, Building Services Engineering, Construction and the Built Environment, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sustainability. BTEC Extended Diploma (2016) Applicants studying one of the following new BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject or GCE AL Maths providing they have taken the mandatory unit ‘Calculus to solve Engineering problems’ AND the optional unit ‘ Further Engineering Mathematics’: Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering.
Applicant will be considered with IB 36-32 OR 666 or 655 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicant will be required to have Grade 5 in HL Maths and a second science subject.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-159 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers85%
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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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