To come to university we want you to have the necessary skills to successfully study
To be offered a place on one of our undergraduate courses, you'll need to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills to study here. Our admissions tutors look for evidence of your motivation and commitment, alongside aptitude and potential.
It’s also important that you have a good understanding of maths, communication and IT, along with knowledge and interest in the subject area you're applying to.
Course entry requirements
Each course has specific entry requirements, which are listed on each course in the tab 'Entry requirements'. Search Course Finder for full course information including entry requirements.
You must have five GCSE passes at grade C or above – including English and Maths – to study any of our courses. We’ll also accept Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English in place of GCSEs. If you completed your English and Maths GCSE under the new grading system, you’ll need a grade 4 or higher.
UCAS Tariff points explained
Undergraduate university courses explain their entry requirements in UCAS Tariff points. For home students, many of the qualifications you hold, such as GCE A-levels, BTEC National or qualifications at a level comparable to them, give you a Tariff point score.
Tariff point requirements vary across courses so make sure you read the entry requirements for each course using our Course Finder.
The UCAS tariff calculator is a useful tool to add up what your qualifications are worth in terms of tariff points.
International entry requirements
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Each of our country pages explains specific entry requirements, including the English language qualification you need before studying here.
|Exam name||Undergraduate level required||Postgraduate level required|
|IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)||6.0||6.5, subject to course. Check course entries in our Course Finder for specific information.|
Pearson Test of English|
Academic (PTE Academic)
|Overall score: 52 Note: the minimum score required in each skill area is 51||Overall score: 60 Note: the minimum score required in each skill area is 51|
|GCSE / O-Level / IGCSE||Grade C||Grade C|
Cambridge English: Advanced
|Grade C||Grade C|
Further resources for international students
- See our Course Finder for pre-study English courses at LSBU for International students whose first language is not English
- How to take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- How to take the CAE and CPE (Cambridge Advanced Exam, Cambridge Proficiency Exam)
- The International Foundation Course at LSBU provides access to the British university system
- British Council and the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) can advise if your qualifications are acceptable.
We offer specialist support to any students who come to LSBU with a background of being in care. Read more about Care Leavers at LSBU.
Our admissions tutors will consider all the information on your application form, your past academic performance, predicted grades and personal statement to decide if we can make you an offer.
If we can offer you a place, it may be a Conditional Offer, so you will need to achieve particular grades in certain subjects to secure your place.
If you haven’t met the conditions, don’t worry – you may still be able to get a place. You can check this through UCAS Track.
Our expert advisors are here to help, if you want to discuss your options call our Course Enquiries on freephone 0800 923 8888.
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