Undergraduate entry requirements

2017 undergraduate entrants - new UCAS tariff

UCAS has introduced a new tariff system for programmes starting from September 2017. The way that points are allocated has changed. For example an A-level at grade A* is worth 56 points under the new tariff in comparison with 140 points under the old tariff. AS-levels are worth 40% of an A-level under the new tariff, rather than 50% under the old tariff.

From May 2016, programmes advertised on the UCAS search tool for entry from September 2017 will refer to the new tariff points only. For more information, including a short video explaining how the system works and an online calculator to help you work out how many points you can expect to gain from your qualifications, please visit www.ucas.com/new-tariff.

The entry requirements listed below apply to most of our degrees. For specific qualifications, see the programme pages in the subject A to Z.

Degree programmes

At least 260 UCAS points* from:

EITHER a minimum of 200 UCAS points from at least 2 A-levels or an equivalent qualification and up to 60 points from AS-levels

OR at least 14 A-level points, if taken before 2002

OR an Advanced GNVQ with a minimum Merit profile, if taken before 2002

OR a BTEC National Diploma at MMM or above

OR an International Baccalaureate with at least 28 points

OR an accepted equivalent Level 3 qualification

PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English language and mathematics).

*This minimum tariff can vary. Please consult individual prospectus programme pages for specific information.

Combined honours degrees

Entry requirements for single and combined honours are identical, except combinations including mathematics require A-level mathematics or equivalent.

HND, HNC, Foundation and Extended degree programmes

For further details, contact the relevant partner college or the university's Enquiry Unit on 020 8331 9000 or courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.

14-19 Diploma

We welcome applicants with the Advanced Diploma. Some degrees may require certain subject area knowledge at an advanced level; in such cases, applicants may be required to present additional specialist learning (ASL). For more information, contact our Enquiry Unit.

Initial teacher training programmes

In addition to standard entry requirements, teacher training applicants require GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or above; applicants to the BA Hons Primary Education with QTS also require GCSE science at grade C or above on application. (Please note, pending GCSE results are not accepted). Teacher training applicants must also undergo additional statutory checks (see below).

Additional statutory checks

Applicants for programmes relating to teaching, pharmacy, nursing, midwifery, social work and young and vulnerable people undergo further statutory checks, including occupational health screening and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. We will contact you to arrange these once you have accepted an offer and met the academic requirements.

Applicants for nursing, midwifery and social work programmes must have been granted settled residential status in the UK for three years prior to the start date of the programme and have indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

For enquiries on statutory checks, telephone the university's Office of Student Affairs on 020 8331 8444. For more on CRB checks, visit www.gre.ac.uk/students/crb.

Overseas qualifications

We accept overseas qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above. For further information, contact your local British Council office or the university's International Office (+44 [0]20 8331 8136 or international@gre.ac.uk).

It should be noted that certain programmes in this prospectus require attendance at interview in the UK and/or additional statutory checks. For more information, contact the International Office.

Language skills

If English is not your first language, you must provide proof of your fluency through IELTS (minimum score 6.0 for degree programmes) or another accepted system. If your scores are lower, you may apply for a course to improve your English offered by the university.

More information

For more information on entry requirements, or UCAS tariff scores, contact our Enquiry Unit on 020 8331 9000 or courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.