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Course providers may set a combination of entry requirements. These are a guideline to the level of academic ability you will need for the course. Each course has different requirements – usually a mix of qualifications, subjects and exam grades the university recommends you have or be working towards when you apply.


Course entry requirements

Every higher education course sets its own entry requirements. These entry requirements are there to ensure that you have the right skills and knowledge to complete the course successfully.

You can see the entry requirements for each undergraduate and postgraduate course on the university or college’s website.

  •                For undergraduate courses you usually need to have achieved further education qualifications (such as A-levels, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers or equivalent qualifications from your country) in related subjects.
  •             For postgraduate courses you usually need to have achieved a relevant undergraduate qualification.
  •                In some cases, work experience may count towards the entry requirements.
  •                  If English isn’t your first language, the university or college may ask you to take an English language test or show your English language qualifications before you can enrol. This may also be necessary for your visa application. 


If you are unsure whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements, talk to us and we will be happy to help.


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