Entry requirements | Middlesex University London
Saved pages
0

    Close window

    Section navigation

    Entry requirements

    Selection process

    Middlesex University looks for motivated individuals with the necessary academic and non-academic preparation as detailed in the entry requirements for each course, who will benefit from the University's learning environment and demonstrate they can successfully complete the programme of study.

    When assessing the academic suitability and potential of applicants we normally consider the following information:

    1. Prior achievement in awarded qualifications
    2. Predicted achievement in qualifications currently being studied
    3. Personal statement or statement of purpose, for evidence of motivation and commitment to the chosen subject area(s)
    4. Reference(s), for confirmation of academic potential and personal qualities
    5. Details of time spent at another Higher Education (HE) institution, even if the course was not completed.

    In addition to the above, some programmes of study may also use additional methods to assess the suitability of an applicant, as follows:

    1. Portfolio of work
    2. Audition
    3. Interview
    4. Work experience, evidenced by a CV and/or references
    5. A skills or admissions test
    6. Set piece of work

    GCSE requirements and equivalents

    We normally require applicants to have an A*-C grade for both English and mathematics GCSE (or equivalent). For some courses it may also be necessary to have a grade C in other specified subjects (e.g. Science).

    With the exception of our teaching courses, we can normally accept Level 2 Functional skills or Level 2 Key skills as equivalents.

    If you are an international student you should check your country information page to check the equivalent local qualifications we accept from your country.

    Typical undergraduate course offers

    The table below shows typical grades required by Middlesex University, depending on your chosen course. See individual course pages for specific entry requirements:

    A level

    BTEC

    Combination

    A level and BTEC

    OCR

    Access

    CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

    Irish Leaving Certificate

    ABB

    DDM

    AA and M or

    AB and D or

    BB and D or

    A and DM or

    B and DM

    D2 / M1 in National Extended Diploma

    60 credits overall must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher

    B

    2 H2 and 3 H3

    BBB

    DMM

    BB and M or

    BC and D or

    B and MM or

    C and DM

    M2 National Extended Diploma

    Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 15 must be at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or higher

    B

    4 H2 or 5 H3

    BBC

    A*A*

    DMM

    D*D*

    BB and M or

    BC and D or

    B and MM or

    C and DM

    M2 in National Extended Diploma

    Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which all 45 must be at Merit or higher

    B

    4 H3 and 1 H4

    BCC

    A*A

    MMM

    D*D

    BC and M or

    CC and D

    B and MM

    C and DM

    A* and D

    A and D*

    M3 in the National Extended Diploma or D in the National Diploma

    Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 must be at Merit or higher

    C

    4 H3 and 1H5

    Or 3 H3 and 2 H4

    CCC

    A*B

    AA

    MMM

    DD

    CC and M

    DE and D

    DD and D

    A and D

    B and D*

    M3 in the National Extended Diploma or D in the National Diploma

    Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 15 must be at Merit or higher

    C

    4 H3 or 5 H4 and 1 H6

    DDE

    CC

    AE

    BC

    DP

    MM

    DD and P

    DE and M

    EE and M

    A and P

    B and P

    C and M

    D and M

    E and D

    P2 in the National Extended Diploma or M2/P1 in the National Diploma

    Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3

    D

    5 H4 or 2 H3 and 2 H4

    DD

    CE

    MP

    PPP

    C and P

    D and M

    E and M

    P3 in the National Extended Diploma or P2 in the National Diploma

    Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3

    E

    3 H4

    Points to Note

    • Extended Project can be accepted and we would ask for a grade of C
    • AS grades will be accepted for subjects not being taken at A level
    • General Studies can be accepted

    We accept students with a wide range of educational experiences and recognise a variety of qualifications, either on their own or in combination with others. When offered in combination, the University does not consider qualifications in over-lapping subject areas.

    Some degrees may have additional entry requirements, for example passing a test, an interview, an audition or submitting a portfolio, or require a specific subject to have been studied at level 3.

    If you are an international student you should check your country information page to check the equivalent local qualifications we accept from your country.

    • Qualifications

      • GCE A Level & GCE AS levels

        GCE A Level & GCE AS levels are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. A minimum of 2 GCE A Levels to a maximum of 3 GCE A levels will be considered. GCE AS levels can be used in substitution for up to one GCE A level (i.e. two GCE AS levels in lieu of one GCE A level). GCE A or AS levels in General Studies will normally be accepted unless specifically excluded from the terms of an offer made to an applicant.

      • Access to HE Diploma

        Applicants with the Access to HE Diploma should normally have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course. Successful completion of this course requires students to gain 60 credits, with 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2.  For some programmes of study Middlesex will require applicants to gain Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units.

        If your Access to HE course did not include GCSE equivalencies in English and/or Maths, then you will also be required to submit evidence of your GCSE English and Maths grades at Grade C or higher. We can also accept Key skills or Functional skills at level 2 instead of GCSEs. The only exception to this are our Teaching courses where we cannot accept Functional or Key skills instead of GCSEs.

      • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (QCF) and AAT NVQ Level 3 in Accounting

        AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (QCF) and AAT NVQ Level 3 in Accounting are acceptable in combination with other qualifications. Applicants for BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance who have completed AAT Level 3 in Accounting are eligible to apply to the first year of the course with this qualification alone.

      • Advanced Extension Awards

        Advanced Extension Awards are acceptable in addition to any requirement awarded from an applicants' GCE A level.

      • Advanced Placement Programme (US & Canada)

        Advanced Placement Programme (US & Canada) are acceptable and the University will expect an applicant to have studied at least two Group A subjects.

      • BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF)

        BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF) is only acceptable for entry onto related programmes of study. Applicants are expected to be taking the qualification at the Diploma level and subsidiary awards (Certificate, Subsidiary Certificate, Award and Subsidiary Award) are not acceptable on their own or in combination with other qualifications.

      • BTEC qualifications (QCF) (Suite of qualifications known as Nationals)

        BTEC qualifications (QCF) (Suite of qualifications known as Nationals) are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. Applicants are expected to have studied for the Diploma or Extended Diploma. The Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma and 90 Credit Diploma are expected to be studied in combination to equal that of at least the Diploma (for example, the Subsidiary Diploma would need to be offered in combination with either a Diploma or two GCE A levels).

      • BTEC specialist (QCF) qualifications

        BTEC specialist (QCF) qualifications are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. Applicants are expected to have studied at least two specialist Diplomas (or equivalent).

      • CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Child Care & Education

        CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Child Care & Education is only acceptable for entry onto related programmes of study. The Diploma is acceptable in isolation, however the Certificate and the Award should be offered in combination with other qualifications.

      • CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland)

        CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) is only acceptable for entry onto related programmes of study and can not be combined with other qualifications.

      • CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (QCF)

        CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (QCF) is only acceptable for entry onto related programmes of study and can not be combined with other qualifications.

      • Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects

        Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. We require a minimum of two Principle Subjects to a maximum of three (or equivalent).

      • CISI Introduction to Securities and Investment

        CISI Introduction to Securities and Investment is acceptable in combination with other qualifications (for example at least one GCE A level or equivalent).

      • ABC Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Retail (NQF & QCF)

        ABC Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Retail (NQF & QCF) is only acceptable for entry onto related programmes of study and should be combined with at least one GCE A level (or equivalent).

      • Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design, and Art, Design & Media)

        Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design, and Art, Design & Media) (which include the ABC Awards level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design), the ABC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media, the Edexcel level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, the University of the Arts (UAL) Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, and the WJEC Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art, Design and Media)) is only acceptable for entry onto related programmes of study and can not be combined with other qualifications.

      • EDI Level 3 Certificate in Accounting and Accounting (IAS)

        EDI Level 3 Certificate in Accounting and Accounting (IAS) is acceptable in combination with other qualifications (for example at least one GCE A level or equivalent).

      • Extended Project

        Extended Project qualification is acceptable if taken in combination with other qualifications (for example at least one GCE A level and one GCE AS level) and not as part of the Progression/Advanced Diploma.

      • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

        Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education is acceptable and the University will accept up to a maximum of six subjects taken as part of the Diploma.

      • IFS School of Finance, Level Three Certificate (CeFS) and Level Three Diploma (DipFS) in Financial Studies

        IFS School of Finance, Level Three Certificate (CeFS) and Level Three Diploma (DipFS) in Financial Studies are acceptable in combination with other qualifications (for example DipFS with at least one GCE A level or CeFS with at least one GCE A level and one GCE AS level). It is not possible to count the points from both the CeFS and DipFS.

      • International Baccalaureate Diploma

        You must have passed the full IB Diploma. In some cases applicants will also need to have studied certain subjects at Standard or Higher Level.

      • Irish Leaving Certificate

        Irish Leaving Certificate subjects are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. Your application will be counted if you will pass a minimum of five subjects at either Higher or Ordinary Level to a maximum of seven.

      • OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical

        OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical is acceptable either on its own or in combination with other qualifications. Applicants are expected to have studied for the Diploma or Extended Diploma. The Certificate, Introductory Diploma, and Subsidiary Diploma are expected to be studied in combination to equal that of at least the Diploma (for example, the Introductory Diploma would need to be offered in combination with either a Diploma or two GCE A levels). The subject area of the Technical should normally be related to the intended programme of study.

      • OCR Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering

        OCR Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering is acceptable in combination with other qualifications (for example at least two GCE A level or equivalent).

      • OCR Nationals

        OCR Nationals is acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. Applicants are expected to have studied for the National Extended Diploma or National Diploma. The National Certificate is expected to be studied in combination to equal that of at least the National Diploma (for example at least one GCE A level). The subject area of the OCR National should normally be related to the intended programme of study.

      • Principle Learning Wales

        Principle Learning Wales qualification is acceptable if taken in combination with other qualifications (for example at least one GCE A level)

      • Advanced Diplomas and Progression Diplomas

        Advanced Diplomas and Progression Diplomas are acceptable but will only be considered for entry on to courses in subjects closely related to the Diploma lines currently offered.

      • Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers

        Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications.You will require a minimum of two Advanced Highers or three Highers and a maximum of 5 Scottish higher qualifications.

    Qualifications not normally included in our offer making

    There are a number of qualifications listed below that will not normally form part of a formal offer. However, they do indicate that applicants have a broad range of interests and have prepared well for higher education. The University would be pleased to see them included within an application and discussed in a personal statement.

    • Arts Award (Gold)
    • ASDAN Community Volunteering Qualification
    • ASDAN Level 3 Award of Personal Effectiveness (QCF) (AoPE)
    • Asset Languages Advanced Stage
    • British Horse Society awards
    • Cambridge ESOL Examinations
    • Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE)
    • City and Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications
    • Edexcel Level 3 Award in Algebra (NQF)
    • Edexcel Level 3 Award in Statistical Methods (NQF)
    • Essential Skills Wales
    • Free-standing Mathematics qualifications
    • Graded Dance and Vocational Graded Dance
    • OCR Level 3 Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals (iMedia)
    • IT Professionals (iPRO)
    • Key Skills
    • OCR Level 3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
    • Speech and Drama exams
    • Sports Leaders UK – Higher Sports Leader Award and Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership (QCF)

    In this section

    Back to top

    We use Cookies

    View our Privacy and Cookie policy

    Continue