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Undergraduate entry requirements
You are required to satisfy UCL's general entrance requirements listed below as well as the specific degree programme requirements outlined in the programme descriptions given in the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus.
We may issue conditional offers based on future examination performance. In such circumstances, unless otherwise stated, all conditions must be fulfilled by 31 August 2014.
Depending on the degree programme, UCL makes offers in the range of A*A*A–ABB, plus a pass in a further Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subject. The requirements for individual programmes can be found in the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus.
Only applicants undertaking A levels in the UK are required to pass a 4th AS level subject. Those taking A levels outside the UK are not required to pass a 4th AS.
A level General Studies and A level Critical Thinking will only be accepted as an alternative to the additional AS level subject that is required. We do not recognise AS level General Studies and AS level Critical
Thinking for admissions purposes.
If you wish to study at UCL you should offer a minimum of two A level subjects from the list of preferred subjects. We are happy to accept any subject as the third A level you offer, provided the other two subjects appear on the approved list. If you are not able to offer two preferred subjects, you should contact the relevant degree programme contact (see subject entries in this Prospectus) to ascertain whether you can still be considered for admission.
If you have accepted a place at UCL and subsequently decline any of your A level or AS level results, you may render yourself ineligible to take up a place on a degree programme or, if you have already enrolled, liable to be deregistered from UCL.
The normal requirement for admission to UCL is the award of
the Diploma achieved with good grades across individual subjects. UCL's
standard minimum requirement is 34 points overall, with a combined
score of 16 achieved in three higher level subjects with no grade lower than 5. However, many of our programmes have higher entry requirements than this. You
will find the requirements for individual programmes on the subject
entries in the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus.
Our programmes may specify up to two individual higher level grade requirements. Where this is the case, a higher level grade of 6 is specified as the equivalent of an A grade requirement at A level, and a higher level grade of 7 is specified as the equivalent of an A* grade requirement at A level. For example, a programme that requires grades AAB at A level including grade A in Chemistry has an IB Diploma requirement of 36 points with a score of 17 in three higher level subjects, including grade 6 in Chemistry, with no score lower than 5.
If you are taking UK A levels, we accept a pass in the Extended Project as an alternative to the need for you to offer a pass in a fourth subject at AS level.
All programmes require GCSE or equivalent passes in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or higher. Some programmes require grades higher than C or additional GCSE passes in specified subjects.
Qualifications accepted as GCSE equivalents include the following:
- IGCSE at grade C or higher
- O level at grade C or higher
- Scottish Credit Standard Grade/Intermediate 2
- Hong Kong Certificate of Education (HKCEE) at grade C or higher
- IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) at grades 4 to 7
- Malaysia Sijil Pelejaran (SPM) at grades 1 to 6
- Singapore/Cambridge GCE Ordinary level at grades 1 to 6
Foreign language requirement
UCL encourages intercultural awareness in all its students, and considers experience of learning a foreign language a vital element of a broad and balanced education. UCL wishes to ensure that all of our graduates have had some experience of exploring another culture through language – but we are concerned to ensure that our admissions requirements do not disadvantage those who did not undertake language study to GCSE or above at school. UK students who do not have a GCSE grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) on admission to UCL will be required to acquire an equivalent level of language proficiency once they are enrolled with us. This will either be through participation in a UCL summer school, study for a specially designed certificate at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education, or by taking a 0.5 CU (course-unit) course in a language. Individual cases where a foreign language is particularly challenging for a student will be considered sympathetically.
Applications from 'fast track' students
Some schools, both in the UK and overseas, fast track their students and
limit the number of examinations they take. As a result, you may not be
sitting some GCSE or equivalent qualifications. We will be pleased to
consider your application on its individual merits.
UCL accepts a number of other UK qualifications and a range of overseas qualifications including those listed below. Further details of these and other acceptable qualifications can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/otherquals
- Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved)
- Advanced Diploma
- BTEC National Diploma
- Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects
- Higher National Diploma and Certificate
- Scottish Advanced Highers
- UCL University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering
- UCL University Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities
- Welsh Baccalaureate (when combined with GCE A levels)
- Australian school leaving certificates
- Canadian school leaving certificates
- Cypriot Apolytirion (when combined with GCE A levels)
- European Baccalaureate
- European school leaving certificates (for example, French Baccalaureat, German Abitur)
- Greek Apolytirion of Eniaio Lykeio (when combined with GCE A levels)
- Hong Kong Advanced and Advanced Advanced Supplementary Level
- Israeli Bagrut
- Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan (STPM) (except Kertas Am)
- Singapore/Cambridge GCE Advanced Level Higher 1 and 2
- USA Advanced Placement (AP) (full year)
- USA High School diploma plus one year at a recognised university
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