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/GCSE 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.

Acceptance of additional UCAS points

In addition to those published on the UCAS Tariff, The University of Huddersfield will accept UCAS points from a number of schemes. The University operates two of its own schemes: The Progression Module and Headstart Huddersfield.

The Progression Module ‌

The Progression Module is a structured Higher Education and employment preparation programme for sixth form and college students. The scheme awards 12 UCAS points and is open to Year 12 students in registered schools and colleges.

For further information about the scheme please visit the Progression Module webpages.

Headstart Huddersfield

Headstart Huddersfield offers eligible students, interested in applying to the University of Huddersfield, the opportunity to gain extra UCAS points.

The scheme awards 8 UCAS points and is open to eligible Year 12 students (widening participation eligibility criteria is applied).

For further information about the scheme and how to check your eligibility please visit the Headstart webpages.

Schemes operated by other higher education institutions

The University of Huddersfield will accept up to 8 UCAS points from any official scheme offering UCAS points to applicants, operated by a UK Higher Education institution. 

Terms and conditions

UCAS points cannot be combined from schemes.

Successful completion of any of the above schemes does not guarantee a place on a University of Huddersfield course.

For UCAS points to be recognised, the scheme must be recorded on the UCAS application form under the Qualifications section. Select ‘other’ and enter the scheme title and awarding body (institution code).

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.