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Poland / Entry requirements

General entry requirements

We operate a devolved admissions system and all admissions decisions are made within academic Schools. Admissions staff for individual courses reserve the right to judge the relevance and acceptability of any qualification or subject.

Our admissions staff assess each application holistically and judge whether the content and demand of the qualifications presented will have sufficiently prepared you to progress on to the course you’re applying for. Entry requirements will vary from one course to another and compulsory subject requirements may apply. Please refer to the specific entry requirements for your chosen course.

General requirements for undergraduate courses

Applicants for undergraduate study must have achieved the Matura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Secondary School Certificate) qualification with at least three subjects at extended level.

The exact entry requirements will vary for each course, but as a guide we will require between 75-70% overall with three subjects at extended level, with an 80-90% average. Please refer to the information below as guidance for grade comparisons to A-level entry requirements:

  • A*AA–AAA: completed Matura with an average of 90-85% across three extended levels subjects, plus 75% overall;
  • AAB–ABB: completed Matura with an average of 85-80% across three extended level subjects, plus 70% overall.  

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

Applicants holding a good post-2001 Licencjat / Inzynier (bachelor’s degree), or a pre-2001 Magister, with a minimum overall grade of 4.5/4+ out of 5, dobry plus ‘better than good’ for 2:1 equivalence, or 4 out of 5, dobry 'good' for 2:2 equivalence, will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes.

Applicants holding a good pre-2001 Magister with a minimum overall grade of 4 out of 5, dobry ‘good’, and/or a good Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Studiów Podyplomowych (Certificate of Postgraduate Study) or post-2001 Magister with a minimum overall grade of 4.5/4+ out of 5, dobry plus 'better than good', will be considered for entry to postgraduate research programmes.

Some of our courses will require applicants to have studied a particular subject at undergraduate level. 

English language requirements

All applicants to the University (from the UK and overseas) are required to show evidence of English language proficiency.

For further information about our English language admissions policy, including a list of the most common English language qualifications we accept, please visit our English language requirements page.

Some Schools ask that the appropriate score has been met before you apply for a course, while other departments give conditional offers subject to applicants achieving our general entry requirement level of English Language proficiency before starting the course.

Other entry requirements

Please note that this is generic information only. Faculties and academic Schools have different entry requirements and some qualifications may not be acceptable for certain courses, so it’s important to check with the School directly before you apply.

Some courses have additional entry requirements such as previous work experience, submission of written work with the application or previous study of a particular subject.