Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes

 

1. Admission of Students

In order to be considered for entry to an undergraduate course of the University candidates must comply with (1), (2) and (3) below:

(1)    Candidates for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws,  Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Physics, Master of Chemistry, Master of Computing Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Mathematics, Master of Natural Sciences, Master of Pharmacy, Master of Physics, Master of Sciences, and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. Such candidates must have satisfied the general requirements for admission (Regulations 2 and 3) and the course requirements (Regulation 5).

 

(2)    Candidates Aged Under 18 at Registration
    Whilst the University has no minimum or upper age limits on admission to the University, those applying for schemes of study who will be under 18 years of age at the point of intended registration will be required to comply with University procedures designed to satisfy existing child protection and other relevant legislation. Owing to current UK Visa and Immigration requirements, we are not able to sponsor any student under 16 for degree level study.

 

(3)    Candidates with Criminal Convictions
    Any candidate with an unspent criminal conviction (as defined under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act) will be required to make a relevant declaration and comply with University procedures in relation to this area. Note that all programmes offered in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the BA Social Work are exempt from the Act and all convictions must therefore be declared when making an application to these courses. 

 

(4) Candidates requiring Immigration Permission to study in the UK 

Such candidates must have provided satisfactory evidence of their right to study in the UK for the duration of their course. This would include obtaining leave to remain or leave to enter, under the University of East Anglia’s Tier 4 licence. They must also undertake to comply with all UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and University requirements regarding their duties and any associated immigration conditions. 

 

(5) Documentary Evidence.

All candidates must provide documentary evidence of their qualifications before the point of registration. Candidates who cannot satisfy the requirements in (1) above may, in some cases be admitted to the University in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 4 below. Those applicants who fail to comply with stated University procedure in respect of (2) and (3) are refused entry to the University

 

2. General Requirements for Admission

In order to satisfy the general requirements for admission candidates should have one of the qualifications shown below.

UK Qualifications
(1)    Certificates showing passes in General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced or Advanced Supplementary level examinations, Vocational Certificate of Education (VCE) Advanced level examinations, and in General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations in different subjects in one of the following patterns:


(a)    GCE A-level/GCE AS-level/VCE Advanced/GCSE passes   in a minimum of five subjects, of which at least two subject are at Advanced/A-level (or equivalent))
(b)    GCE A-level/GCE AS-level/VCE Advanced passes/GCSE   in a minimum of four subjects, of which at least three subjects are at Advanced/A-level (or equivalent).
The certificates must be awarded by one of the examining bodies approved by the Department for Education or, in the case of certain overseas examining bodies, by the University.
Passes at GCE Ordinary level will be acceptable on the same basis as GCSE passes.
 The subjects must be acceptable to the University.(2)    
(3)    A Higher National Certificate or Diploma.
(4)    An Ordinary National Certificate or Diploma, provided that the average performance in at least three of the subjects in the final examination is 60 per cent or better, and that these subjects are acceptable to the University.
(5)    Pearson BTEC or Cambridge Technical, Level 3 qualifications.
(6)     The Cambridge Pre-U Diploma
(7)    A pass in an Open University Foundation Course.
(8)    Successful completion of any access course validated by an Authorised Validating Agency recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).
(9)    Successful completion of any Foundation Programme approved by the University.
(10)    A degree from a UK or Commonwealth University, or such other university as may be recognised for this purpose.
(11)    Qualifications which satisfy the general entrance requirements of any Scottish university.
(12)    Qualified teacher status, provided that the candidate has passed with distinction in at least one general subject in a recognised certificate examination.
(13)     The Army Special Certificate of Education, the Passing out Examination of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, or the Forces Preliminary Examination.
(14)    A pass in the Technological Baccalaureate offered by City and Guilds.
(15)    A minimum of a pass in the Advanced General National Vocational Qualification.
(16)    The Republic of Ireland Leaving Certificate with passes at Grade H4 or better in 6 approved Higher Level subjects (including English).
(17)    Successful completion of any High School Leaving Certificate approved by the government of a European Union country which is regarded by the University as being equivalent to 12 modules of GCE Advanced level study (please consult the Admissions Service). English language may be required as an element of the final examination or the candidate should obtain one of the English language qualifications set out in Regulation 3 below.

 

International Qualifications
(18)    The International Baccalaureate or the European Baccalaureate Diploma.
(19)    Successful completion of any  High School Leaving Certificate approved by the government of a non-EU country which is regarded by the University as being equivalent to twelve modules of GCE Advanced level study (please consult the Admissions Service). Candidates with international qualifications may be required to have one of the English Language qualifications set out below in Regulation 3.
(20)    A pass in the Advanced International Certificate of Education
(21)    The Hong Kong Examinations Authority HKDSE and the Malaysian SPM and STPM examinations are recognised as equivalents to GCE/GCSE and School Certificate examinations respectively and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education set by Cambridge Assessment International Education is recognised on the same basis as the General Certificate of Secondary Education.

 

3. English Language requirements

All International students entering study on a Tier 4 visa must satisfy the minimum requirement for English language, as laid out by the UK Visas and Immigration (see Home Office website for current details). Please consult with the Admissions Service for exact acceptable criteria. 

European and other non-Tier 4 students must also meet a minimum English language requirement. As the exact requirement differs from course to course, please consult with the Admissions Service for exact acceptable criteria. 

 

4. Special Cases

The Head of the School of Study concerned may deem the following to have satisfied the general and course requirements for admission:

(1)    candidates who do not satisfy any of the requirements listed in Regulations 2 and 5, but who submit satisfactory evidence of having passed examinations which are deemed equivalent to any of those listed.
(2)    candidates who hold a full practicing professional qualification obtained by examination.
(3)    candidates who do not satisfy any of the requirements listed in Regulations 2 and 5, but who submit satisfactory evidence of the capacity and attainments requisite to enable them to pursue the course proposed.
The Head of School may similarly make these exceptions for Regulation 3 –English Language Requirements where they relate to a non-Tier 4 sponsored student.
For all Tier 4 sponsored students the UKVI regulations are absolute and no exceptions can be applied.

 

5. Course Requirements

In addition to the general requirements listed above, the following special requirements are prescribed for admission to particular courses. Candidates offering qualifications listed in Regulation 2 other than GCE A-level and GCSE which satisfy the general entry requirement shall be deemed to have satisfied the course requirements provided they offer appropriate subjects in those qualifications.

All students should have achieved at least Grade C or Grade 4 in both GCSE Mathematics and English Language. For selected courses in the School of Health Sciences Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics may be accepted. Please check with the Admissions Service.

Degree Course Required Subjects
 

BA Degrees

 

American History

A-Level History Related 

American and English Literature

A-level English Literature

American Studies

A-level English Literature and/or History related

Art History

-

Archaeology

-

Culture Literature and Politics       

-

Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism 

-

Art History

-

Anthropology 

-

Education

-

International Development 

-

Drama

A-level English Literature or Drama or Theatre Studies

English Literature

A-level English Literature; A-level History also for joint programme combined with History related

Film

-

Geography

A-level Geography

Geography and International Development 

A-level Geography

History 

A-level History related

International Relations

Minimum grade B or 5 in GCSE in your chosen language

International Relations and Modern Language

Minimum grade B or 5 in GCSE in your chosen language

International Development

-

Media

-

Modern Languages

Single Honours programmes require any modern language at GCSE grade B or 5.  Double Honours courses require A-level grade B in your first chosen language.  3-year programmes require grade A in the chosen language.  

Philosophy

A-level in relevant subject required only for programmes combined with English or History

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

GCSE Mathematics Grade B or 5

Physical Education 

GCSE Science Grade C or 4

Politics

Scriptwriting and Performance 

A-Level English Literature or Drama or Theatre Studies 

Sociology 

-

Social Work 

-

 

LLB Degrees 

 

Law

A-Level in relevant language (European Programmes)

 

BSc, BEng, MChem, MEng, MMath, MComp, MSci, MNATSci, MPharm and MPhys degrees

 

Accounting 

-

Actuarial

A-level Mathematics at Grade A

Biochemistry

A-level Chemistry

Biology

A-level Biology

Biomedicine

A-level Biology; GCSE Mathematics at Grade B or 5

Business Economics

GCSE Mathematics B

Business Information Systems

A-level science, Mathematics, Economics, Computing or Business Related

Business Finance and Economics

GCSE Mathematics B or 5

Business Management

-

Chemistry

A-level Chemistry

Chemical Physics

A-level Chemistry & Mathematics

Computing Science

A-level Science, Economics or Mathematics and GCSE Mathematics Grade B or 5

Computer Graphics, Imaging and Multimedia         

A-level Science, Economics or Mathematics and GCSE Mathematics Grade B or 5 (MComp Programmes only)

Computer Systems Engineering   

A-level Science, Economics or Mathematics and GCSE Mathematics Grade B or 5 (MComp Programmes only)

Engineering

A-level Mathematics and GCSE MathematicsGrade

B or 5

Economics

GCSE Mathematics B or 5

Economics with Accountancy

GCSE Mathematics B or 5

International Development

-

Ecology and Conservation

A-level Biology

Energy Engineering

A-level Mathematics; GCSE Maths Grade B or 5

Energy Engineering with Environmental Management  

A-level Mathematics; GCSE Maths Grade B or 5 

Engineering

A-level Mathematics; GCSE Maths Grade B or 5

Environmental Sciences

A-level, from Mathematics, a science, Geography, Geology or Economics

Environmental Sciences, Geography and International Development 

A-level, from Mathematics, a science, Geography, Geology or Economics

Geophysics

A-level Mathematics

Geography

A-level Geography

Geology with Geography

A-level, from Mathematics, a science, Geography, Geology or Economics

Mathematics

A-level Mathematics

Meteorology and Oceanography 

A-level Mathematics

Natural Sciences

2 x A-level from Mathematics, a science, Geography or Environmental Science

Nursing

-

Midwifery 

-

Occupational Therapy 

GCSE Science Subject

Paramedic Science

A-level Biology, PE or Chemistry

Pharmacology and Drug Discovery 

A-Level Chemistry

Pharmacy

A-level Chemistry; GCSE Mathematics Grade B or 5

Physics 

A-Level Mathematics and Physics

Physiotherapy

A-Level Biology, human biology or PE and GCSE Science 

PE, Sport and Health 

-

Politics and Economics 

GCSE Mathematics B or 5 

Psychology

-

Speech and Language Therapy 

GCSE Science 

 

MB/BS Degree

 

Medicine

A-level Biology, six GCSE’s at Grade A or 7 inc. English, Mathematics and Science

Medicine with a Gateway Year

Six GCSE’s at Grade B or 6 inc. English, Mathematics and Science