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Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Our undergraduate courses have specific entry requirements. Here you can find a breakdown of the particulars, as well as access to useful documents that give you further information should you require it.

Applicants under 18 years of age

If you are aged 17 you are able to apply for our Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester campuses only.

Can’t find your qualification?

If you cannot find your qualification below we do consider other national and international qualifications. A guide to other recognised qualifications is available in the Alternative UK Academic Qualifications, Alternative English Language Qualifications and Additional Information for International Students sections below.

Law

UK Entry Requirements

  • 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels, or equivalent qualifications
  • GCSE English Language at Grade C/4

You will also be invited to an interview with an academic as part of the admissions process, which will take place online.

Non-standard application route

If you have no or limited formal qualifications you will be invited to complete an in-house literacy test at one of our campuses (for those without GCSE English Language at grade C/4), as well as a formal face-to-face interview. You will also need to provide 2 years of appropriate work experience evidenced by a full CV and one reference.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

UK Entry Requirements

An English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 or above with a minimum of 4.5 in each component.

Please note students requiring a visa who provide IELTS for admission must ensure that they provide the IELTS for UKVI test. The non-UKVI IELTS Academic is not acceptable for the International Foundation Programme.

 

UK Entry Requirements

  • A Level: ABB
  • BTEC: DDM
  • IB: 31
  • Access: Pass Diploma (60 credits) with 45 credits at Level 3 including 30 Distinctions

You will also need to possess GCSE English Language at Grade C/4 or an equivalent qualification.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 7.0 or above, with a minimum of 6.5 in each component.

UK Entry Requirements

  • A Level: BBB
  • BTEC: DDM
  • IB: 29
  • Access: Pass Diploma (60 credits) with 45 credits at Level 3 including 27 Distinctions

You will also need to possess GCSE English Language at Grade C/4 or an equivalent qualification.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

UK Entry Requirements

  • A Level: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM
  • IB: 27
  • Access: Pass Diploma (60 credits) with 45 credits at Level 3 including 24 Distinctions

You will also need to possess GCSE English Language at Grade C/4 or an equivalent qualification.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

UK Entry Requirements

  • A Level: CCC
  • BTEC: MMM
  • IB: 26
  • Access: Pass Diploma (60 credits) with 45 credits at Level 3 including 18 Distinctions

You will also need to possess Grade C/4 or above in 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English Language, or equivalent qualifications.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

UK Entry Requirements

The entry requirements are those of IE University and include language ability and an interview. In relation to the English law degree, ULaw has the right to reject applications which do not meet our standards.

International Entry Requirements

The programme is open to applicants from any jurisdiction who meet IE's entry requirements.

Business

UK Entry Requirements

  • 32 UCAS points from one A Level or 40 UCAS points from two A Levels, or equivalent qualifications
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A-C/9-4 (including English) and Grade D/4 or above in Maths, or equivalent qualifications

Non-standard entry route A

If you have obtained the necessary UCAS points but do not possess 5 GCSEs at A-C/9-4, the provision of English and Maths equivalencies will be acceptable in addition to a completed CV document providing supplementary information.

Non-standard entry route B

If you come from a non-traditional background with no formal qualifications you will be invited to complete a numeracy test, an English and Business acumen test and a formal interview at one of our campuses. You will also need to provide two years of appropriate work experience evidenced by a full CV and a reference.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

UK Entry Requirements

  • A Level: BBC

You will also need to possess Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English Language, or equivalent qualifications.

Non-standard entry route C:

In order to consider students who come from a non-traditional background applicants with no formal qualifications will be invited on-campus or via Skype to complete a numeracy and literacy test. A formal interview may also be required. You will also need to provide 3 years of proven work experience evidenced in a full CV along with a work reference.

Additional note for BSc Accounting and Finance:

Students who have completed ACCA or CIMA to a specified level can gain access to Years 2 or 3;

  • ACCA F1-F4 – Direct entry to Year 2
  • CIMA BA1-BA4 – Direct entry to Year 2
  • ACCA F1-F9 – Direct entry to Year 3

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

UK Entry Requirements

A minimum of 240 QCF Credits. This programme is designed for international students who have a HND or equivalent qualification at Merit level (that is 75 credits at Merit Level).

UK and EU students with an HND cannot join this programme and should instead apply for RPL into the final year of the BA Business Management programme.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Criminology and Policing

UK Entry Requirements

  • 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels, or equivalent qualifications
  • GCSE English Language at Grade C/4

You will also be invited to an interview with an academic as part of the admissions process, which will take place online.

Non-standard application route

If you have no or limited formal qualifications you will be invited to complete an in-house literacy test at one of our campuses (for those without GCSE English Language at grade C/4), as well as a formal face-to-face interview. You will also need to provide 2 years of appropriate work experience evidenced by a full CV and one reference.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

  • A Level: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM
  • IB: 27
  • Access: Pass Diploma (60 credits) with 45 credits at Level 3 including 24 Distinctions

You will also need to possess Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent qualifications.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Selection Process

The entry grades or points listed in the tables above are typical and only form part of our assessment of your suitability for the course. Applications are considered holistically and offers are based on both academic qualifications and other information, such as your personal statement and reference.

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Alternative UK Academic Qualifications

If your UK qualifications are not listed above, please download our Undergraduate Qualifications PDF to find out what qualification equivalencies we accept. Here you’ll find information on BTEC National Diplomas, BTEC National Extended Certificates, WJEC Applied Diplomas and many more acceptable equivalencies.

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Alternative English Language Qualifications

If English is not your first language and your English language qualification is not listed above, please download our English Language Qualifications PDF to find out what qualification equivalencies we accept. Here you’ll find information on Trinity English, Pearsons, iGCSE and many more acceptable equivalencies.

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Additional Information for International Students

We also have plenty more information about studying as an international student, including country specific entry requirements and visa requirements within the International section of our website.

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Exemptions and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have previously studied a qualification or module(s) within a qualification which you believe may be considered for an exemption or recognition of prior learning (RPL), please refer to the exemptions policy which provides further information and application details.

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Students under 18

The University accepts students younger than 18, but no younger than 17 years of age at the time of entry. You are required to comply with the University Student under 18 Policy and Protocols.

You are required to complete the relevant under 18s form satisfactorily, providing parent/guardian agreement and details of a UK-based emergency/Next of Kin contact before your place is confirmed.

To see the agreements and forms, please download our Students under 18 years of age Policy.

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