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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for each course can be found in our online database. They are often expressed in UCAS tariff points – these refer to GCE A Levels and give a numeric value for each grade. The entry requirements also indicate some of the other qualifications that are accepted.

They may indicate that successful completion of an Access course will provide the necessary entrance requirements. An Access course is taken at a Further Education college, usually over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time), and provides not only the entrance requirements but also practice and study skills that will be helpful on your chosen course.

Why not speak to one of our friendly advisers in our Pre-Entry Enquiries Team, our course information and guidance centre?

How to apply

For part-time and postgraduate courses, you can apply to the University directly. You can apply online or obtain an application form from the relevant school (details are given on course pages or in prospectuses).

All applications for full-time undergraduate (degree, foundation degree) courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). This is an online application and allows you to make up to five applications. The UCAS website gives advice on completing the form and explains the complete UCAS process, giving details such as when you can expect to hear from a university and what to do if you receive an offer of a place.