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University Regulations

Appendix 1 - General Entrance Requirements

1. In order to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate programme conducted under the above Regulations applicants must possess at least one of the following qualifications:-

(i) Passes in the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary level, Advanced Supplementary level and Advanced level) and the General Certificate of Secondary Education subject to the following conditions:

either

1(i) a) passes in five subjects, including English Language or Use of English, of which two must be at Advanced level.

or

1(i) b) passes in four subjects, including English Language or Use of English, of which three must be at Advanced level.

NB:

(In the case of Ordinary level examinations taken prior to June 1975, Grades 1 to 6 represent a pass. In examinations taken in June 1975 and subsequently the acceptable grades are A, B and C. In the case of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education and the General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations the Grades are A, B and C).

(ii) Passes in the Cambridge Higher School Certificate at Principal level. (Passes at Subsidiary level or Credits in the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate are equated with GCE Ordinary level.)

(iii) Passes in the Scottish Certificate of Education, including English, of which at least three subjects must be at Higher level or Certificate of Sixth Year Studies level.

1(iv) BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, together with a qualification in English Language as specified in 1(i) above.

(v) BTEC Higher National Certificate or Diploma, together with a qualification in English Language as specified in 1(i) above (An Admissions Tutor may waive the requirements for a qualification in English in the case of candidates offering HNC or HND qualifications who are not overseas candidates).

(vi) A pass in a Kitemarked Access Programme.

(vii) One Open University Foundation credit together with a qualification in English Language as specified in 1(i) above.

(viii) The International Baccalaureate.

(ix) European Baccalaureate, together with a qualification in English Language as specified in 1(i) above.

(x) General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ) at Advanced level, together with a qualification in English Language as specified in 1(i) above.

(xi) The Irish Higher Leaving Certificate with a minimum of five passes (Grade C) including English, achieved in one sitting.

2.  Notwithstanding para. 1 above,  the Academic Registrar (or his/her nominee) in consultation with the Dean of the relevant School (or his/her nominee), acting on behalf of Senate, may accept examinations other than those listed above as satisfying General Entrance Requirements provided that he/she is satisfied that the level of educational achievement indicated by such examinations is that normally required by the University.

3. The Academic Registrar (or his/her nominee) in consultation with the Dean of the relevant School (or his/her nominee) acting on behalf of Senate may exempt from the Requirements given in para. 1 above any applicant who shall have attained the age of 21 years at the commencement of the programme to which he/she seeks admission provided that the Academic Registrar is satisfied, with or without the use of written or oral examinations, that the applicant has prepared himself/herself to undertake a programme of study at undergraduate level and appears capable of sustaining such a programme successfully.