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Entry requirements

Foundation degree programmes

  • Foundation degrees are designed specifically for students with no formal qualifications. Applicants for admission to foundation degree programmes must be at least 18 years of age, but are not required to satisfy the general entrance requirements for first degrees.
  • Admission is based on the likelihood of your ability to complete the programme successfully and to derive benefit from the programme.
  • We take account of all relevant information, which may include:
    • your personal statement
    • assessment at interview
    • performance in written tasks or other tests set for admission purposes
    • other evidence of your performance or potential
    • relevant work experience.

Undergraduate programmes

  • Applicants under the age of 21 require a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent.
  • Applicants over the age of 21 may be admitted as mature students based on their qualifications, skills or relevant experience. This may include:
    • any Level 3 qualification (such as A-level or Access to HE Diploma, NVQ Level 3, Cert HE in Management etc.)
    • relevant work experience
  • All applicants are expected to have grade C GCS- level English and Maths.
  • Applicants who do not meet this criterion and do not hold a Level 3 qualification may be required to take a mathematics test and an English test. These tests determine your potential to cope with, and benefit from, a particular degree programme.

Postgraduate programmes

  • Normally applicants will require at least a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent. Other qualifications will be considered.
  • They will also need a professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College as well as relevant experience, supporting statements. References may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.

English language requirements