There are a variety of different entry routes into university; you just need to find the right one for you. If you already have some qualifications and would like to know if they meet our entry requirements please get in touch. If you do not have the relevant entry qualifications there are a variety of routes you can take.
You can study Highers and A Levels at a number of local colleges. Most of our entry requirements ask for a minimum of four Highers or three A Levels; Nursing requires three Highers. The specific entry requirements differ for each degree so you should consult our course pages before committing yourself to a programme of Highers.
Access courses are designed specifically for mature students who have few or no formal qualifications, and who have been out of formal education for some time. They provide both the academic qualifications to gain entry to a degree and tailored support, guidance and study skills throughout the course to ensure students are ready for university.
The university will accept applications from the following approved access programmes: -
N.B. Please note we do not currently accept NC courses as a suitable qualification for entry.
We accept HNC and HND qualifications for entry into year one of our degree programmes. For more information, including advice on possible advanced entry routes, please consult our college student pages.
We are happy to accept Open University credits. Typically we look for a minimum of 60 credits at OU Level 1 in a related subject. If you would like advice on the suitability of a particular module, please get in touch.