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Entry requirements

General requirements for undergraduate courses

Five passes at one sitting in the National Senior Certificate are considered to be suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study.

Entry requirements vary according to subject, but are typically in the region of AAAAB–BBBBB.

For entry on to certain subjects, particularly Science or Engineering degree courses, academic Schools may ask certain for subjects (usually Mathematics and Physics).

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

Students who have completed a Bachelor Honours degree with good grades from a recognised institution will be considered for postgraduate study.

English language requirements

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

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the ‘B2 level’.

Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for the English language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English language policy, including a list of some of the English language qualifications we accept, can be found here.

Some Schools ask that the appropriate score has been met before you apply for a course, while others 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 Schools have different entry requirements and some qualifications may not be acceptable for certain courses, so it is 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.