Leeds University entry requirements
We recognise that this qualification provides evidence of in-depth knowledge of the subject area. However, we will not use this qualification as a basis for making any offers.
Entry requirements will be based upon the three A-levels taken with the AQA Baccalaureate. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their work experience and other elements of their Baccalaureate in their personal statement.
The BTEC Extended Diploma will be considered as suitable for entry to the University of Leeds provided the qualification is in a relevant subject to your chosen degree. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Extended Diploma. Some programmes will specify the required levels of achievement in a particular unit(s). The BTEC Certificate and Award will be considered when combined with other level 3 qualifications. The qualification must be in a relevant subject to the chosen degree programme Please contact the relevant admissions team for further information.
Offers will be based upon three principal subjects or a combination of principal subjects and A-levels. We will take the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) Pre-U into consideration as part of an applicant's overall profile and may use it in offer making where an applicant is undertaking GPR in combination with two to three A-levels or equivalent. We would encourage applicants to discuss the GPR qualification in their UCAS application.
Cambridge Tec CTEC
Typically applications will only be considered from students offering the Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma alongside two A-levels, (subject-specific requirements may apply). Please contact the relevant admissions team for further information.
City & Guilds Key Skills Application of Number Certificate in Adult Numeracy
The Application of Number qualification at level 2 will not be accepted as an equivalent to GCSE Maths for those courses which require GCSE Maths as part of the entry requirements.
We will not be using the English Baccalaureate to form part of our entry requirements. We expect applicants to the University to have taken a broad range of GCSEs and achieved good grades. As a minimum we could expect applicants to have a grade C or above in English at GCSE, along with two other GCSEs at grade A*-C. However, some of our courses do require higher than the minimum GCSE grades in certain subjects, such as GCSE Maths. Please contact the relevant admissions team for further information.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Entry requirements are based on the overall points score, with some programmes requiring specific grade(s) in some higher level or standard level subjects. Applicants with one IB certificate in combination with other level 3 qualifications are welcome to apply for programmes at the University of Leeds. Applicants presenting with more than one IB Certificate will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Typical equivalences are: AAA 35 points (you may be asked for grades of 6/7s in higher level subjects). AAB 35 points (you may be asked for grades of 5, 6 or 7 (in exceptional cases) in higher level subjects). ABB 34 points (you may be asked for grades of 5 or 6 in 1 or 2 higher level subjects).
International Baccalaureate Career-Related Certificate (IB)
Individual academic schools will consider applicants on a case-by-case basis. Typically applicants would be expected to have taken the two IB components at Higher Level in relevant subjects as well as taking a relevant career-related component. Applicants must contact the appropriate school/faculty before applying, to establish exact entry requirements.
Irish Leaving Certificate
We welcome students who have undertaken the Irish Leaving Certificate. Please contact the relevant admissions team for further information.
Level 1/2 Certificates (CIE/Edexcel/AQA)
The University is happy to accept the Level 1/2 certificates (IGCSEs) from CIE, Edexcel and AQA, as an alternative qualification equivalent to GCSEs. Please contact the relevant admissions team for further information.
The University is happy to consider applicants with Scottish Qualifications. Typical offers will be made on the basis of three Advanced Highers or two Advanced Highers and two Highers. Students are asked to contact relevant admissions teams to confirm.
Some courses may use the Welsh Baccalaureate in their offer making. We encourage all applicants to discuss their Work-Related Education, Personal and Social Education and Individual Investigation in their personal statement and if invited, at interview. In some cases admissions tutors may wish to make an alternative offer to applicants, one of which involves successful completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate (eg AAA at A-level or AAB plus the Welsh Baccalaureate). Please contact the relevant admissions team for further information.
Age and Stage Policy
We recognise that some applicants may have studied through a more flexible curriculum where they have been able to progress through their educational development at an appropriate rate according to their ability.