Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

We accept students with a wide range of educational experiences and recognise a variety of qualifications. Wherever possible, we will make offers to applicants using the UCAS Tariff - taking into account points gained in both years of study.  

Standard entry requirements

We welcome applicants with a wide variety of educational experience including:

  • A/AS level
  • AVCE
  • BTEC National Diploma/Certificate/Award
  • Access Diplomas
  • Scottish Highers
  • Irish Leaving Certificates (Higher Level)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • OCR National Certificate/Diploma/Extended Diploma
  • Equivalent overseas qualifications
  • Advanced and Progression Diploma qualifications

Tariff points

We normally require between 240-320 tariff points for entry onto our undergraduate courses with specific details on each programme page. Some degrees may have additional entry requirements, for example passing a test, an interview, an audition or submitting a portfolio.

Advanced and Progression Diploma qualifications

We welcome applications from students who are taking the Advanced and Progression Diploma qualifications and regard the Advanced level Diplomas as an equivalent qualification to AGCE and AVCE and therefore satisfying the general entrance requirements for entry to an appropriate undergraduate course. We normally make offers to those who achieve a B on the full diploma,  a C+ if you have also achieved a pass in one A level and for those who have taken the extended project we ask for a C in addition to your other qualifications.

Transfer students

If you have achieved a Foundation Degree, CertHe, DipHe, HND in Higher Education or a number of modules of an undergraduate degree programme we may offer you the opportunity to enter directly onto the second or third year of one of our undergraduate degree programmes, for more information see Transfer Students.

Key skills

Evidence of wider key skills outcomes in personal statements are useful to our admissions tutors and will be credited if and when they are included in the UCAS tariff.

For many courses, the achievement of Level 2 Key Skills in Numeracy and/or Communications will be acceptable as an alternative measure of capability for candidates who do not have GCSE grade C in Mathematics and/or English Language.

Mathematics skills

For the majority of programmes mathematics at GCSE Grade C or above is required. In selected subject areas you may be required to take a test as part of the admissions procedure. On most courses, achievement of Key Skills Numeracy at Level 2 is an acceptable alternative.

English language skills

You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. For most courses, Key Skills Communications at Level 2 is an acceptable alternative.

The British Council runs an International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) in many countries which students from overseas can use to check language proficiency. The minimum IELTS level accepted by Middlesex is 6.0. Other recognised tests include: the Cambridge Proficiency Certificate (C), the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (B), TOEFL (550 paper-based test or 213 computer-based test.) Download the full list of accepted qualifications.

Applicants from overseas who cannot be accepted directly on to a University programme will be guided to an approved foundation course - the successful completion of which guarantees a place at Middlesex. We run our own English language preparation programmes.

Mature candidates

Middlesex welcomes applications from people over the age of 21, with or without formal qualifications. However, if you do not have recent experience of studying you are encouraged to take an access course before applying to the University.

We have links with a large number of local further education colleges offering these courses. They are specifically designed as a re-introduction to education and successful completion usually guarantees admission to Middlesex.


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