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UCAS Y000

Arts and Sciences BASc 3 years

The three-year programme of core courses, major and minor pathway and internship.

UCAS Y001

Arts and Sciences with Study Abroad BASc 4 years

The three-year programme plus an additional year abroad.

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Entry requirements

2014 admissions cycle

For applications submitted in the 2014 UCAS cycle (i.e. from 1 September 2013 to 15 January 2014) for entry in either September 2014 or September 2015, please refer to the information below.

If you are planning on applying in the 2015 UCAS cycle, please see the different entry requirements below.

A Levels

AAA to include a mixture of arts (including humanities and social sciences) and science subjects. See the list of preferred UK GCE A Levels.

Major pathway requirements:

  • for Cultures, two subjects from within arts, humanities or social sciences plus one further science or maths subject. 
  • for Health and Environment, Biology or Chemistry, one further science or social science subject plus one further subject from within arts, humanities or social sciences;
  • for Sciences and Engineering, Mathematics, a further science or maths subject plus one further subject from within arts, humanities or social sciences; 
  • for Societies, two subjects from within arts, humanities or social sciences plus one further science  or maths subject. 

A pass in a further subject at AS Level or equivalent and GCSE English Language and Mathematics at a minimum grade B are required for all programmes.

IB Diploma: 

38 points with a score of 18 in three higher level subjects to include a mixture of arts (including humanities and social sciences) and science subjects. The specific subject requirements for each pathway is shown below.

Major pathway requirements:

  • for Cultures, two higher level subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 plus one subject from Groups 4 or 5 OR three higher level subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 plus at least two standard level subjects from Groups 4 or 5 with grades of 6 in each.
  • for Health and Environment, Biology or Chemistry at grade 6, one subject from  Groups 3, 4 or 5 plus one subject from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 at higher level;
  • for Sciences and Engineering, Mathematics at grade 6, one further subject from Groups 4 or 5 plus one subject from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 at higher level; 
  • for Societies, two higher level subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 plus one subject from Groups 4 or 5 OR three higher level subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 plus at least two standard level subjects from Groups 4 or 5 with grades of 6 in each.

The subject groups used by the IBO can be viewed on the IB Subject Groups page. 

2015 admissions cycle

For applications submitted in the 2015 UCAS cycle (i.e. from 1 September 2014 to 15 January 2015) for entry in either September 2015 or September 2016, please refer to the information below. 

A Levels

AAA to include a mixture of arts (including humanities and social sciences) and science subjects. See the list of preferred UK GCE A Levels.

Major pathway requirements:

  • for Cultures, two subjects from within arts, humanities or social sciences plus one further science or maths subject. 
  • for Health and Environment, Biology or Chemistry, one further science or social science subject plus one further subject from within arts, humanities or social sciences;
  • for Sciences and Engineering, Mathematics, a further science or maths subject plus one further subject from within arts, humanities or social sciences; 
  • for Societies, two subjects from within arts, humanities or social sciences plus one further science  or maths subject. 

A pass in a further subject at AS Level or equivalent and GCSE English Language and Mathematics at a minimum grade B are required for all programmes.

IB Diploma: 

38 points with a score of 18 in three higher level subjects to include a mixture of arts (including humanities and social sciences) and science subjects. The specific subject requirements for each pathway is shown below.

Major pathway requirements:

  • for Cultures, two higher level subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 plus one subject from Groups 4 or 5 OR three higher level subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 plus at least two standard level subjects from Groups 4 or 5 with grades of 6 in each.
  • for Health and Environment, Biology or Chemistry at grade 6, one subject from  Groups 3, 4 or 5 plus one subject from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 at higher level OR Biology or Chemistry at grade 6 and two further subjects from groups 4 or 5 at higher level plus two subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 with grades of 6 in each;
  • for Sciences and Engineering, Mathematics at grade 6, one further subject from Groups 4 or 5 plus one subject from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 at higher level OR Mathematics at Grade 6 and two further subjects from Groups 4 or 5 at higher level plus two subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 with grades of 6 in each;
  • for Societies, two higher level subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 plus one subject from Groups 4 or 5 OR three higher level subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 or 6 plus at least two standard level subjects from Groups 4 or 5 with grades of 6 in each.

The subject groups used by the IBO can be viewed on the IB Subject Groups page.

Please note:

Applicants should indicate their chosen major pathway in the space provided on their UCAS application

Candidates who meet the grade requirements but not the subject combination requirements for a pathway, should email basc-admissions@ucl.ac.uk regarding their eligibility

Other qualifications: 

The entry requirements for some international qualifications can be found on the International Qualifications page.