Standard Requirements for L100/L101 - 2014 Entry

Please note that due to the intense competition for places on the above courses, meeting our standard entry requirements does not guarantee that an application will be successful. These requirements are also subject to annual review.

A Levels

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Cambridge Pre-U

Foundation Courses

Scottish Advanced Highers and Highers

University of London External Programme Diplomas

Welsh Baccalaureate

Austrian Matura

Bahrain

Belgian Diploma van Secundair

Bulgaria Diploma za Sredno Spetsialno Obrazovanie/Svidetelstvo za Profesionalna Kvalifikasi

China

Cyprus (Greek Sector) – Apolytirion of Lykeio

Czech Republic – Maturitni Zkouška/Maturita

Denmark – Studentereksamen/Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

Egypt

Estonia

European Baccalaureate (EB)

Finland – Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen (Matriculation Certificate)

France - Baccalaureate General

Germany – Abitur/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife

Greece Apolytirion of Lykeio

Hong Kong – Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE)

Hong Kong -  Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Hungary - Erettsegi/Matura

Iceland – Studentsprof

India

Irish Highers

Israel – Bagrut Diploma

Italian Diplome di Esame di Stato (formerly Maturita)

Japan

Kenya

Lithuania

Latvia

Malta

Mauritius

Netherlands

New Zealand – National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 Diploma

Norway – Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate)

Nigeria

Pakistan

Polish Matura

Portuguese Diploma de Ensino Secundario/Certificado

Qatar

Russia

Romanian Bacc

Saudi Arabia

Serbia – Secondary School Leaving Diploma/Matura

Singapore – Singapore/Cambridge Advanced Level

Singapore – NUS High School of Mathematics and Science Diploma

Slovakia – Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej/Maturita

Slovenia – Matura/Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School-Leaving Certificate)

South Africa

South Korea

Spain - Titulo de Bachilleris

Sudan

Sweden – Fullstandigt Slutbetyg fran Gymnasasieskolan/Avgangsbetyg (Upper School Leaving Certificate)

Turkey

Ukraine

United Arab Emerites (UAE)

United States of America

Vietnam

UK Qualifications

A Levels

A*AA at A2 level in the first sitting, to include grade A* in Mathematics (and grade A in Economics if taking this subject), plus a pass in a further subject at AS level.

Please note that the pass in a further subject at AS level requirement is not applicable for students who are taking A Levels outside the UK.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

39 points overall with a score of 19 in three Highers, including a grade 7 in Higher Level Mathematics (and grade 6 in Economics if taking this subject).

Cambridge Pre-U

D2, D3, D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, to include Mathematics D2, plus D3 in Economics if taking this subject.

Foundation Courses

  • Birkbeck certificates of Higher Education in Preparation for Higher Education: Distinction overall with a Pass in all modules and at least 75 in Mathematics.  If Mathematics is not adequately covered in the courses taken, an A* in A Level Mathematics is also required.
  • King’s College London International Foundation Programme: Grade A overall with A in the two optional modules and B+ in the two compulsory modules.  A* in A Level Mathematics is also required. 
  • Queen Mary University of London International Foundation Programme in Social Sciences: Completion of all modules with Distinction overall, and Distinctions in Mathematics and Economics.
  • Royal Holloway University of London University Foundation Programme:  72% overall with 75% in Mathematics with Statistics and one other unit and 70% in the two remaining units.
  • SOAS Intermediate Certificate Course in Comparative International Studies: 72% overall with 75% in Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics module.
  • UCL University Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities (UPCH): Overall mark of 72% plus 75% in Mathematics and 72% in Economics, and 70% in both Academic English and Culture and Society.
  • UCL University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE): Overall mark of 72% plus 75% in Mathematics and 72% in the other core subject, and 70% in both Academic English and Culture and Society.
  • University of Warwick Higher Education Foundation Programme: Completion of all modules with Distinction overall, and Distinctions in Mathematics and Economics

Scottish Advanced Highers and Highers

A1AA in three Advanced Highers, to include grade A1 in Mathematics or A1A in two Advanced Highers, to include grade A1 in Mathematics, plus AAA in three Highers.

University of London External Programme Diplomas

60% in each module, including Mathematics 1 and 2 units (or similar).

Welsh Baccalaureate

Pass in the Advanced Diploma and A*A* in at least two A Levels, including Mathematics (and Economics if taking this subject).

Overseas Qualifications

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the undergraduate Economics programmes.  The Economics Department therefore requires a recognised English Language qualification, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at Good level.  Further information on English Language entry requirements is available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate-study/application-and-entry/english-language/acceptable-qualifications/.


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Austrian Matura Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schulen or Reifeprufung

Overall average of 1.2 in examination subjects, with at least three subjects at grade 1, including Mathematics.  Grade 2 (gut) in English when both the written and oral Matura/Reifeprüfung examinations in the subject have been taken is accepted as satisfying the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.

Bahrain

Successful completion of 2 years of a Bachelor Degree at a recognised Bahraini university, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.3/4.0.  The equivalent of grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Belgium – Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur (CESS)

Overall grade of 90.0 including 9.5 in Mathematics.  Grade 8 or 80% (grote onderscheiding/avec grande distinction) in English is accepted as satisfying the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.

Bulgaria – Diploma za Sredno Spetsialno Obrazovanie/Svidetelstvo za Profesionalna Kvalifikasia (Diploma of Completed Secondary Specialised Education)


Overall mark of 5.65, to include 6 in Mathematics.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

China

Successful completion of two years of a Bachelor Degree from a recognised Chinese university with an average of B+, 85% or a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.4/4.0.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Cyprus (Greek Sector) – Apolytirion of Lykeio

Overall grade of 19.2 and two additional A Levels, including Mathematics at grade A* and grade A in one other subject.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Czech Republic – Maturitni Zkouška/Maturita

Overall average of 1.2, to include 1 in Mathematics.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Denmark – Studentereksamen/Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

Overall average of 10 with high level subjects at 12, 10, 10, including Mathematics at 12.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Egypt

Successful completion of two years of a Bachelor Degree at a recognised Egyptian university, with an average of at least 3.3/4.0 or ‘Very Good’.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Estonia


Successful completion of one year of a Bakalaurusekraad/Diploma (Bachelor Degree) at a recognised Estonian university with an average of at least 4.5/5.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

European Baccalaureate (EB)

Overall score of 87.5% with at least 9.0 in Mathematics, which should be taken as a full option and 8.5 in at least one other subject.  Grade 8.0 in English when taken as an Obligatory Subject (Language I or II) or as a Full Option (Language III or IV) is accepted as satisfying the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.

Finland – Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen (Matriculation Certificate)

Successful completion of the Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen with at least four subjects, three of which must be at grade 7, including Mathematics (advanced level).  Grade 5/M (magne cum laude approbatur) in English as an advanced level subject is accepted as satisfying the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.

France – Baccalaureat General


Overall score of 15.75 with 17 in Mathematics.  If an applicant is studying the Economic and Social (ES) version, Spécialité Mathématiques is required.  Grade 13 (assez bien) in English where the co-efficient applied to the subject is greater than 1 is accepted as satisfying the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.

Germany – Abitur/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife


Overall grade of 1.3 and two LK subject marks of 14 (sehr gut), including intensive Mathematics.  Grade 12 (gut) in English when taken as an achievement/main/intensive course is accepted as satisfying the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.  Otherwise a recognised English Language qualification is required.

Greece – Apolytirion of Lykeio


Overall grade of 19.2 and two additional A Levels, including Mathematics at grade A* and grade A in one other subject.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Hong Kong – Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE)


AAA at A level in the first sitting, to include grade A in Mathematics (and grade A in Economics if taking this subject).  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Hong Kong -  Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)


Without Economics

Level 5* in Mathematics (compulsory part), Level 5* in Algebra and Calculus (extended part), Level 5 in English Language, Level 3 in Chinese Language, Level 3 in Liberal Studies and Level 5*, 5 in two further elective subjects.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

With Economics

Level 5* in Mathematics (compulsory part), Level 5* in Algebra and Calculus (extended part), Level 5 in Economics, Level 5 in English Language, Level 3 in Chinese Language, Level 3 in Liberal Studies and Level 5* in one further elective subject.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.


Hungary – Erettsegi/Matura


Mark of 5 in all subjects, including 2 at advanced/higher level which must be passed at 75% or above.  Mathematics must be included at advanced level/higher level with a pass of at least 75%.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Iceland – Studentsprof


Average subject mark of 10, including 10 in Mathematics.  Grade 8 in English if taken as a compulsory modern language is accepted as satisfying the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.

India

Successful completion of Year 12/Standard 12 Indian School Certificate awarded by CISCE or CBSE with an overall grade of 95% or above, including 95% in Mathematics.

Alternatively, successful completion of one year of a Bachelor Degree with First Class/Division marks and an overall average of 75% from a recognised Indian university in addition to the CISCE/CBSE High School qualifications.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics is also required.
A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Ireland – Irish Leaving Certificate


Six subjects of grade D or above at Higher Level, to include four subjects at A1, A1, A1, A1, of which one of the subjects should be Mathematics at A1.

Israel – Bagrut Diploma


Grades of at least 90 in seven subjects, including two five-unit subjects of which one of the subjects should be Mathematics at grade 95.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Italy – Diploma di Esame di Stato (Scientifica)


Overall score of 95 with 15 in the final written Mathematics examination (and 10 in final year Economics if being taken).  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Japan


Successful completion of one year of a Bachelor Degree at a recognised Japanese university, with an average grade of at least 80% or grade A.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Kenya


Successful completion of two years of a Bachelor Degree at a recognised Kenyan university, with an average of Upper Second Class Honours.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Latvia


Successful completion of one year of a Bachelor Degree from a recognised Latvian university, with an average of 9/10.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Lithuania


Successful completion of at least one year of a Bachelor Degree from a recognised Lithuanian university, with an average of 8/10.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Malta – Matriculation Certificate


Overall grade of A and grade A in two Advanced Level subjects, including Mathematics.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required if the medium of instruction is not English.

Mauritius


Grades A*AA in principal subjects, including Mathematics at grade A*.

Netherlands


Overall average of 8.3, to include 9 in Mathematics.  Grade 7 in English is accepted as satisfying the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.

New Zealand – National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 Diploma


Achieved with Excellence, to include three level-3 subjects of at least 20 credits of no lower than Merit (M).  Mathematics to include 18 credits at Excellence (E), and the other two subjects to include 15 credits at Excellence (E).

Nigeria

Successful completion of two years of a Bachelor Degree at a recognised Nigerian university, with upper second class honours, or a National or Higher National Diploma awarded by a recognised Nigerian university with high grades of distinction or upper credit.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics is also required.

Norway – Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate)

Average of 5.3 in the common core subjects, with grade 6 in final year Mathematics and grade 5 in one other final year subject.  Grade 5 in English is accepted as satisfying the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.

Pakistan


Successful completion of a Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce Degree at a recognised Pakistani university, with an average of 75% or a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.7/4,0.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Poland - Matura

At least 3 subjects passed at Extended Level with 90% in Mathematics and two at 85%.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Portugal – Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundarios


Overall grade of 19, with grade 20 in Mathematics and grade 19 in two further subjects.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Qatar

Successful completion of at least two years of a Bachelor degree at a recognised Qatari university with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.3/4.0.  The equivalent of grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Romania – Diploma de Bacalaureat

Overall grade of 9.3, including 10 in Mathematics.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Russia

Successful completion of one year of a Bachelor Degree or a Specialist Diploma at a recognised Russian university, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.5/5.0.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Saudi Arabia


Successful completion of one year at a recognised Saudi Arabian university, with an average of 85%, Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.5/5.0 or B+.  For degrees from the Arab Open University, a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.3/4.0 is required.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Serbia – Secondary School Leaving Diploma/Matura


Overall grade of 5, including grade 5 in Mathematics.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Singapore – Singapore/Cambridge Advanced Level

AAA at H2 level, to include Mathematics (and Economics if taking this subject). Grade 6 in the Singapore/Cambridge English Language O level satisfies the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.

Singapore – NUS High School of Mathematics and Science Diploma

Awarded with a Cumulative Average Point score of 4.3, including a score of 4.7 in Mathematics.

Slovakia – Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej/Maturita


Overall grade of 2, including Mathematics at grade 1.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Slovenia – Matura/Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School-Leaving Certificate)


Total score of 28, to include grade 5 in higher level Mathematics.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

South Africa

Successful completion of one year of a Bachelor Degree at a recognised South African university with an average of 70%/Upper Second Class Honours. The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics is also required.

South Korea


Successful completion of the Junior College Diploma, or one year of a Bachelor Degree at a recognised South Korean university, with grade A/ 90%/Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.0/4.5 or 3.8/4.3.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Spain – Titulo de Bachillerato


Overall grade of 9.3, to include grade 10 in Mathematics.  A recognised English Language qualification is also required.

Sudan


Successful completion of two years of a Bachelor Degree at a recognised Sudanese university, with an average of at least 60%.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Sweden – Fullstandigt Slutbetyg fran Gymnasasieskolan/Avgangsbetyg (Upper School Leaving Certificate)


A in 2000 points, with A in Mathematics (must include Mathematics A, B, C, D, E), English and one other subject.  Grade C in English is accepted as satisfying the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.

Switzerland Federal Maturity Certifcate/Federally Recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate


Overall average of grade 5.5, with grade 6.0 in Mathematics.  Grade 5 (gut/bien/bene) in English is accepted as satisfying the UCL English Language proficiency requirement.

Turkey


Successful completion of one year of a Bachelor Degree (Lisans Diplomas) at a recognised Turkish university, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.3/4.0.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

Ukraine

Successful completion of one year of a Bachelor Degree or Specialist Diploma at a recognised Ukrainian university, with an average of 4.5/5 or 11/12. The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Successful completion of two years of a Bachelor Degree at a recognised UAE university, with 90% or a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 4.0/4.0.  Alternatively, a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.3/4.0 is required from the American University in Dubai.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.

United States of America

Five Advanced Placements with grades 5,5,5,5,4, including Calculus BC Group A Advanced Placement at grade 5, taken in the final two years of high school.

Alternatively, successful completion of the High School Graduation Diploma plus SAT 1 with a minimum score of 1950/2400 or an ACT of 29 in the Composite Score and 29 in the Combined English/Writing Score. In addition, successful completion of one year of study at a recognised US university, Community or Junior College is required, with an overall CGPA of 3.3/4.0. The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics is also required.

Vietnam


Successful completion of two years of a Bachelor Degree (Bang Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc) at a recognised Vietnamese university, with an average of 90%.  The equivalent of a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and a recognised English Language qualification are also required.