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Entry Requirements

UK Qualifications

A Levels

3, at minimum grades of A*AA. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.
An A level in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) is normally a requirement. An A* grade in Mathematics is required for the full Economics specialism, if chosen.

Scottish Advanced Highers

3, at grades of A1AA. A humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) is normally a requirement. An A grade at Advanced Higher in Maths is required for the full Economics specialism, if chosen. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above. Alternatively, a combination of 2 Advanced Highers at grades A1A and 3 Highers at grades of AAA.

University Foundation Programme

High achievement is required, although offer conditions will be tailored to the specific foundation course which the applicant is enrolled upon. For example, for the UCL University Preparatory Certificate in the Humanities (UPCH) a minimum overall score of 70% is required, with 76% in one humanities unit, and 70% in a second humanities unit.

Bachelors degree from a UK university

2.1 overall.

International Qualifications

International Baccalaureate

39 points overall. A score of 19 points in three higher level subjects. A humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) at higher level is normally a requirement. Mathematics at grade 7 at higher level is required for the full Economics specialism, if chosen. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

European Baccalaureate

87.5% overall. A grade of 8.5 in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) is also normally a requirement. A grade of 9 in Mathematics is required for the full Economics specialism, if chosen. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

EU and Overseas Qualifications

Australia

State school leaving certificate + Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 98.5%. For Queensland, successful completion of the Queensland Senior Certificate plus OP of band 2, or ATAR of at least 98.5.

Austria - Matura

An average of 1.2 overall in examination subjects, with one subject passed with high distinction and two subjects passed with distinction. A high distinction in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) is normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Belgium - Diploma van Secundair or Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Superieur (CESS)

An overall grade of 9/90%. A grade of 9/90% in a humanities or social science (or Mathematics) is normally a requirement. A grade of 9.5 in Mathematics is required for the full Economics specialism. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Bulgaria - Diploma Svidetelstvo za Profesionalna Kvalifikasiq

An overall mark of 5.65 in the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie / Diploma za Sredno Spetsialno Obrazovanie / Svidetelstvo za Profesionalna Kvalifkasia
Additionally, for the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie, 2 State Maturity exams which must include required subjects (A*=6.0; A= 5.5). A grade of 6.0 in Mathematics is required for the Full Economics specialism, if chosen; other required subjects include a humanities or social science and French or Spanish if either of these is to be studied as the major language.

Cyprus - Greek Apolytirion

An overall grade of 19.2 plus grades of AA at A level. A humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) is normally a requirement. An A* grade in Mathematics at A level is required for the full Economics specialism. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Denmark - Studentereksamen

An overall average of 10, plus grades of 12, 10, 10 in high level subjects. A grade of 10 in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) taken at high level is normally a requirement. A grade of 12 in Mathematics (taken at A-level) is required for the full Economics specialism. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Finland - Studentexamen

Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen with at least four subjects, three of which must be at grade 7. A grade of 7/L in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) is normally required. A mark of 7/L in Mathematics is required for the full Economics specialism. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

France - French Baccalaureate

An overall average of 15.75, plus a grade of 15 in Spanish if studied as the major language. A grade of 15 in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) is also normally a requirement. Students are expected to have a good level in Mathematics, regardless of the baccalauréat section they are following (ES, L or S). A grade of 17 in Mathematics (spécialité Mathématiques in the case of the ES section of the Bacc) is required for the full Economics specialism. English Language proficiency requirement: in the Baccalaureat General, 13 in English, where the co-efficient applied to the subject is greater than 1. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Germany - Abitur

Award of Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) with 1.3 overall and two subject marks of 14 (sehr gut). Where a subject is required at A-Level, LK/Advanced level is preferred (where offered). A mark of 13 is required in a social science or humanities subject. These mark requirements can be met by achievement in the Abitur examinations or the final school grade.  For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Hungary - Erettsegi/Matura

Mark of 5 in all subjects, including two subjects passed at advanced/higher level at 75% or above. A grade of 5 (70% or above) in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) taken at advanced level is also normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Ireland - Irish Leaving Certificate

Award of the Irish Leaving Certificate with six subjects of grade H6 or above at Higher Level, to include four subjects at H1, H1, H1, H1. A grade of H1 in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) is normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

India - Indian School Certificate (from CISCE or CBSE)

95% in the Year 12/Standard 12 Indian School Certificate (when awarded from CISCE or CBSE) including 95% in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics). For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above. No other examination board qualification is acceptable.

Israel - Bagrut

Bagrut with grades of at least 90 in seven subjects, including two five-unit subjects with one at 95.  A grade of 90 in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) taken as a five-unit subject is normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Italy - Diploma di Esame di Stato

An overall score of 95, including one subject with a score of 14 in the written exam or with a score of 10 in final year at school. A score of 10 in a social science or humanities subject (or Mathematics) in final year at school is normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above. To take the full Economics specialism the Scientifica Diploma is a requirement.

Netherlands - Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs

An overall average of 8.3, with a grade of 9 in one subject. A grade of 8 is required in a social science or humanities subject (or Mathematics). For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Norway, Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skole

An average of 5.3 in the common core subjects and grades of 6,5 in two relevant final year subjects. A grade of 5 in a social science or humanities subject (or Mathematics) is normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Poland - Matura

Matura with at least 3 subjects passed at Extended Level with one at 90% and two at 85%. A score of 85% in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) taken at Extended level is normally required. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Portugal - Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundarios/Diploma de Ensino Secundario

An overall grade of 19, with a grade of 20 in one subject and a grade of 19 in two subjects. A grade of 19 in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) is normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Romania - Diploma de Bacalaureat

An overall grade of 9.3, with a grade of 10 in one subject. A grade of 9 in a social science or humanities subject (or Mathematics) is also normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

South Africa - National Senior Certificate (NSC)

The National Senior Certificate is not acceptable as an entrance qualification to UCL. Applicants must successfully complete one year of a Bachelor degree at a South African university recognized by UCL, with Second Class Division 1 or 70% (equivalent of 2.1).

Spain - Titulo de Bachillerato

An overall score of 9.3, including a grade of 10 in one subject studied in year 2. A grade of 9 in French studied in year 2 is required if one of these is to be studied as the major language. A grade of 9 in a social science or humanities subject (or Mathematics) studied in year 2 is also normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Sweden - Slutybetyg fran Gymnasasieskolan/Avgangsbetyg

Award of the Fullstandigt Slutbetyg fran Gymnasasieskolan /Avgangsbetyg with A in 2000 points. An A grade in a social science or humanities subject (or Mathematics) is normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Switzerland - Federal Maturity Certificate (Maturitazeugnis or Certificat de Maturite or Attestato de Maturita) or the Federally Recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate

An overall average of 5.1, including a grade of 5.5 in one subject. A grade of 5.2 in a humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) is normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

USA - Advanced Placement (AP) examinations

Grades of 5,5,5,5,4 in five AP subjects, taken in the final three years of high school. A grade of 5 in in a social science or humanities subject (or Mathematics) is normally a requirement. For further details see the Table of Dual Degree Language and Campus requirements referred to above.

Or:

High achievement in a combination of five AP and SAT subject tests, to be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The following will be also considered, when combined with a High School Graduation Diploma with 3.3/4.0 plus a SAT I with a minimum score of 1950/2400 (old test) or 1380/1600 (new test), or an ACT of 29 in the Composite Score and 29 in the writing score (or combined English/writing Score if taken before 2015):

  • High achievement in three AP subjects
  • The successful completion of one year of study at a recognised US university, Community or Junior College, with an overall CGPA of 3.3/4.0 (equivalent to a 2.1)

For other equivalent foreign qualifications, please email the Undergraduate Admissions Office.