The normal requirement for admission to UCL is the award of the Diploma achieved with good grades across individual subjects.
The standard minimum requirement is 34 points overall, with a combined score of 16 achieved in three higher level subjects with no grade lower than five. However, many of our programmes have higher entry requirements than this. Requirements for specific programmes can be found on our degree pages.
Comparing International Baccalaureate to A levels
Our programmes may specify up to two individual higher level grade requirements. Where this is the case, a higher level grade of six is specified as the equivalent of an A grade requirement at A level, and a higher level grade of seven 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 six in Chemistry, with no score lower than five.
Special note for International Baccalaureate (Mathematics)
UCL are aware of the changes to the International Baccalaureate Mathematics modules. From 2021, programmes requiring A level Mathematics will accept either Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation at higher level. Programmes requiring Further Mathematics at A level will accept higher level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches only.