Undergraduate entry requirements

We welcome applications from students offering A levels and other relevant qualifications.

As well as meeting the specific entry requirements of your chosen course, which can be found on course specific pages in our course finder, you must also be accepted by the Admissions Tutor for your course.

In addition, we require literacy and numeracy skills which can normally be demonstrated if you have the following: GCSE English and GCSE mathematics, both grade C or above. 

Some programmes may require a particular grade in one or both of these subjects. This will be noted with the course entry in the course finder. Applicants must normally also be 17 years old by 1 October of the year in which their programme starts.

We accept the following qualifications:

  • Three GCE A levels 
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • SQA Highers and Advanced Highers (many programmes will accept Highers without additional Advanced Highers)
  • The Cambridge Pre-U (minimum three separate subjects)
  • A mix of A levels and Cambridge Pre-U subjects (minimum three in total)
  • The Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level
  • The European Baccalaureate

Other qualifications may be considered for some programmes, for example:

  • The Advanced Diploma
  • Appropriate BTEC National or Higher National Qualifications achieved with merit and distinctions
  • An Access to Higher Education qualification

Alternative qualifications

If your qualifications differ from those listed here, please contact the Admissions Tutor of the course that interests you, or the Admissions Office, for advice.

Email: admissions@bham.ac.uk

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8900

Accreditation of prior learning

The University maintains a policy and procedure for accrediting prior learning of students who may have studied in part at another higher education institution -

Additional qualifications

Qualifications over and above your main exams (such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Understanding Industry Award or General Studies) will strengthen your application by demonstrating that you have sought to develop skills that will be useful in higher education study.

Although we do not normally make offers based on such qualifications, we do encourage applicants to take them and note them on their application forms.

Fitness to practice

For some courses there are very specific entry requirements concerning a students' fitness to practice their chosen course of study. For information concerning these requirements, please visit the following page which also contains important information concerning the University's conditions of study: