Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
Minimum year 1
Typical Entry Requirement
ABBB including English or literary subject*
National 5 C in Maths.
Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement
BBBC/ ABCC including English or literary subject* at grade B
National 5 grade C in Maths.
You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. For further information, see our entry requirements and admissions policies.
BCC including English or a literary subject*
GCSE grade C/4 in Maths.
Irish Leaving Certificate
Pre-2017 Grading System:
Grades B1, B1, B3, B3 at Higher Level including English or a literary subject*
C2 at Ordinary Level in Maths.
New Grading System:
Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level including English or a literary subject*
O4 at Ordinary Level Maths.
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in Health & Social Care, Applied Science (Forensic Science) or Public Services.
GCSE grade C/4 in Maths.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Award of Diploma with 29 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 5 including English or a literary subject* at minimum grade 5.
4 points in SL Maths.
Pass HNC Social Science/ Police Studies/ Legal Services with A in the graded unit for year 1 entry.
National 5 Grade C in Maths also required.
Accepted literary subjects
*Modern Studies, History, Geography, Psychology and Sociology
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.