English language requirements
International students may be required to meet our English language requirements.
International entry requirements
Check the page for your country to find out if there are any specific entry requirements for students from your country.
We do select for academic performance, but we are also interested in the context in which you have been studying and any factors which might have caused specific difficulties or disruptions.
When you are checking entry requirements for specific degree programmes, you will see that we show a 'typical offer'; please note that this is for guidance only and may change.
Please make sure that you check this information before completing your UCAS form. Entry to our programmes is very competitive, so being predicted the grades indicated does not guarantee an offer.
GCSE English language
We normally expect all applicants to hold a level 2 qualification in English language such as GCSE English at Grade C or above. Some programmes will require higher grades.
AS levels are not normally included in offers. However, AS level grades are taken as an indication of A2 performance in conjunction with predicted grades. Some of our programmes will require candidates to indicate their AS grades (not UMS score) in the application even if they are not being certificated. Please check the requirements for the programme you are interested in.
We welcome the introduction of the A* grade and a number of our programmes include the A* as a condition of an offer for entry in 2012. Please make sure that you check the entry requirements for the programme you are interested in before you complete the UCAS form.
We welcome applicants with Access to HE qualifications. You will need to check the requirements for individual programmes.
BTEC National Diplomas & Certificates
Many of our departments will consider applicants with relevant BTEC qualifications, with entry requirements ranging from 2 passes for some of our Foundation Degrees to a full distinction profile for our most competitive programmes. You may also need additional qualifications You will need to check the requirements for individual programmes.
We welcome applicants with Advanced Diplomas. You will need to check the individual programme details to find out which lines of learning are acceptable and what Additional/Specialist learning is required.
We welcome applicants applying either with the full diploma or individual elements of it. Offers are likely to be based on the Principal Subjects that you are taking.
Offers for students holding the European Baccalaureate are likely to be in the range of 75%-85% with specified scores in key subjects.
We regard this qualification as excellent preparation for higher education study. If you are doing an Extended Project, please make sure you tell us about it in your Personal Statement. It may not be included in an offer, but Admissions Tutors may well take it into account when deciding whether they are able to make you an offer.
We have a long experience of the International Baccalaureate and view it very positively. Many courses require specific subjects and grades at Higher level.
We welcome applicants offering the Welsh Bacc Core alongside A levels or vocational qualifications; we are aware of the range of skills and qualities which it develops and of the additional work which it demands. Taking the qualification demonstrates the capacity to pursue an extended curriculum and although the Core may not be included in the offer, we will take it into account when deciding whether we can make you an offer.
Please check entry the Entry Requirements section of the course you are interested in for further details.