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UK University Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Degrees

The table below shows the minimum academic requirements for entry to courses at undergraduate level.

Level Academic Requirements
University Foundation Completion of secondary school in your own country (Year 11+) with good grades, equivalent to 4-5 IGCSE passes1 (grades A-C) or a GPA of 2.0+ (4.0 point scale).
Bachelor's Degree Completion of secondary school plus at least one further year of study in your own country2, or a recognised university foundation course.

Master's Degrees

The table below shows the minimum academic requirements for entry to courses at master's degree level.

Level Academic Requirements
Pre-Master's Courses A bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university (Third Class/Pass). Some courses will accept a Higher National Diploma (Upper Credit) in a closely related subject.
Master's Degree A bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university (First or Second Class). Must be in a related subject. Most MBA courses require 2+ years' professional work experience.

English Language Requirements

These are the minimum English language requirements for direct entry to courses at various levels. If you don't meet the minimum requirements, you can usually study a pre-sessional English course first.

Level English Requirements
University Foundation IELTS 4.5 (4.0+ in all skills).
Bachelor's Degree IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ in all skills).
Pre-Master's IELTS 5.0 (5.0+ in all skills).
Master's Degree IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ in all skills).

IMPORTANT: If you need a student visa, you may need to pass a Government Approved English Test to prove you meet the minimum English level for your course.

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1 Where specified, the minimum number of subjects must be relevant to the degree you want to study and exclude your native language. Business, science and engineering courses require maths. A portfolio of work may be required for architecture, art and design subjects.
2 Acceptable qualifications include: Malaysia (STPM), Ghana (OND), Hong Kong (HKDSE), India (HSSC), Nigeria (OND), United Kingdom (A Level).

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