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Main entry requirements
Grades ABB. Two AS levels are not accepted in place of one A Level. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science. However, we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking.
We do not accept Scottish Highers as a stand alone qualification. We normally require Advanced Higher grades of BCC or BC and additional Highers. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
We normally require Advanced Higher grades of BCC or BC and additional Highers. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma We consider the National Diploma for entry, the BTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with grades Distinction, Merit plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at grade A or the full National Diploma with grades Distinction, Distinction plus an A Level at grade B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry, the BTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grade Distinction plus A Level grades of BB.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry, the BTEC subject will be taken into consideration when making a decision. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with grades Distinction, Distinction, Merit.
6,5,5 at Higher Level with an overall score of 33 in the IB Diploma. We welcome all subjects from Arts, Humanities, Mathematics & Science.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers72%
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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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