Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
Advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.
Minimum year 1
Standard Entry Requirement
BBBB including English or literary subject*
Minimum Offer Entry Requirement
BBCC including English or literary subject* at grade B
You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies
BCC including English or literary subject*
Irish Leaving Certificate
Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include a Literary subject*
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including English at minimum grade 5
Pass in Social Sciences/Social Care with B in the graded unit.
T Level must be completed in a Literary subject or A Level Literary subject may be required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to check if you meet the subject specific requirements.
Literary subjects accepted
* Modern Studies, History, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, RMPS or A Level Government and Politics.
Minimum year 2
SQA Advanced Higher
BBC to include a Literary subject
BBB to include a Literary subject
Pass in Social Sciences with A in the graded unit.
Minimum year 3
Pass in Social Sciences with Grades AB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult, Mental Health, Child, Learning Disabilities)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
- All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.
See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.
Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies