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Entry requirements

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To come to university we want you to have the necessary skills to successfully study

To study as an undergraduate you'll usually have previous qualifications and our Admissions Tutors are looking for evidence of your motivation, commitment, aptitude and potential.

It's also essential you show us you have a good standard of maths or numeracy, communication and IT, along with a sound 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.

Screenshot of course on LSBU website showing entry requirements

Alternative routes to degree level award

Read more on our qualifications page for definitions of:

  • Bachelors degrees
  • HNDs/HNCs
  • Foundation degrees
  • Extended degrees

UCAS Tariff points explained

Undergraduate university courses explain their entry requirements in UCAS Tariff points. For home students, many of the qualifications you hold i.e. 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 read the Entry Requirements for each course in 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

LSBU accepts a wide range of international qualifications. Each of our country pages explains specific entry requirements. Alongside these we expect our international students to hold an English language qualification before studying here. As a guide we accept the following English language qualifications, although some of our courses may need a higher level.

English language qualifications needed to study at LSBU
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

Care Leavers

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.

Receiving an offer

We consider all the information you provide on your application form or produce at interview to decide if we can make you an offer.

This includes your past academic performance, predicted grades, personal statements, tutors' preferences and any other evidence of skills, aptitude and potential.

When we write offering you a place it may be a Conditional Offer. This means you're being asked to achieve particular grades in certain subjects to secure your place.

Read more about UCAS Undergraduate types of offer and replying to your offers.

What to do if you haven't met the conditions of your offer

If, when you receive your results, you have not quite achieved the requested grades you should check on UCAS Track as you may still have a place at university. If we have any places left on the course at this time your place may be reconsidered.

Call our Course Enquiries on freephone 0800 923 8888.

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