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Main entry requirements
Typical offer: AAB or ABBB, to include Mathematics at grade B. EPQ offer: ABB or BBBB, to include Mathematics at grade B and grade A in the EPQ. Contextual offer: ABB or BBBB, to include Mathematics at grade B. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics are excluded for entry. The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A levels, will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. For more information on the University of Southampton’s EPQ Admissions Policy, please see our EPQ Admissions Policy webpage.
Typical offer: Pass, with overall score of 34 points, with 17 points required at higher level: including 5 points in Higher Level Mathematics and and 5 points in Standard Level English. Contextual offer: Pass, with overall score of 32 points, with 16 points required at higher level: including 5 points in Higher Level Mathematics and 5 points in Standard Level English.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers94%
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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