We welcome applications from students with a wide variety of qualifications, skills and experiences.
In fact, we lead the way in recognising alternative routes into higher education and take pride in attracting students from diverse backgrounds and with non-traditional qualifications.
Please contact us even if you're not sure you have the necessary qualifications to study.
It is important to check the specific requirements for any courses before making your application.
For admission to our first degrees, you will normally be expected to have passed at least one of the following options:
(If you have had funding previously for studying at university, this may affect your eligibility for a loan.)
The normal admission requirement for an HND programme is 64/72 points, A levels BC/CDE equates to 72 points, BTEC: Extended Diploma -MPP, Diploma - MM equates to 64 points. All applicants require a GCSE minimum grade C in Mathematics or a recognised equivalent.
For admission to our HND course, you will normally be expected to have passed at least one of the following options:
If you pass a VCE Double Award you may be able to transfer to a degree course.
Not sure how many points your BTEC / GCE / Key Skills qualifications are? Use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your total.
We work with a number of schools and colleges in the region to help students develop the skills required for higher education. Your careers advisor or head of sixth form, will be able to tell you if your school or college is part of this scheme. If you are participating in this scheme, please indicate this clearly on your UCAS form.
We believe that it is important to acknowledge alternative accreditation and encourage young people to build on their interests and develop their key skills. That is why we accept ASDAN Youth Achievement Awards and ASDAN Universities Award.
The level of your offer will reflect recognition of COMPACT and ASDAN achievements.
There's no upper age limit when it comes to higher education. And we'd like everyone, regardless of age, to benefit.
Nearly half of our students are aged 21 or over and, like, most universities, we value mature students for their enthusiasm and the experience they bring.
Mature students come to us through a variety of routes and we have a flexible approach to admission.
Each application is considered individually so if you don't have the normal entry requirements please contact us – you may still be able to apply. Your previous experience (in work or other areas of your life) may have already prepared you for some of our awards.
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