These are our minimum entry requirements for undergraduate students. Please check our course listings for course-specific entry requirements as your chosen course may require additional qualifications.

Minimum entry requirements for first degree courses

We’re looking for people who have one or more of the following level 3 qualifications:

  • Passes in five subjects at GCE/GSCE which must include at least two subjects at Advanced Level*
  • Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers
  • BTEC and OCR Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC and OCR National Award, Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma or Diploma
  • International, European or Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 Level 3 credits achieved at Merit
  • Irish Leaving certificate with Grade H6 or above in four subjects at Higher Level
  • Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

Note: * Must not include an Advanced Subsidiary GCE (AS Level) in the same subject as an Advanced GCE (A Level)

Extended Project Qualification

The University of Huddersfield welcomes applications from students who have taken an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  We believe that the skills that students develop through the EPQ are directly relevant to and useful for university level study.  For the majority of our courses, we will make offers which can include the UCAS Tariff points gained from the EPQ; but please check our course-specific web pages for the specific entry requirements for the courses you are interested in.

A Level curriculum changes

We have published a statement about changes to the A Level curriculum and how this affects university applications. Read our statement about A Level curriculum changes for further information.

Grading of GCSEs from 2017

For further information about the grading of GCSEs from 2017 onwards please see the Government guidance.

Mature students

The University of Huddersfield welcomes applications from those who have significant work or life experience and who may not necessarily meet the published academic requirements for their chosen course.  As an applicant without traditional entry qualifications, you will be required to demonstrate evidence of your motivation, potential, knowledge and ability to study the course of your choice, and the University must be satisfied that your work or life experience is equivalent to the qualifications that other applicants will be studying.

International students

For entry requirements for international students please visit our international webpages for more information.

Get in touch

If you have any queries about entry requirements or your qualifications are not listed here then email our Student Recruitment Team at or call us on +44 (0)1484 472625.