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Entry requirements

We consider all academic and vocational qualifications

You may also have skills we can consider like work experience or vocational training. Don't be discouraged if you can't meet the exact entry requirements - come and talk to us.

Entry requirements

UCAS tariff


There are two types of offers - conditional and unconditional. We make conditional offers to applicants who are currently studying qualifications. Conditional offers are usually made in UCAS tariff points and may include specific subjects or grades you need for your chosen course and details are available on the relevant course page.

We make unconditional offers to applicants who have already achieved the qualifications needed to enter their chosen course, including specific subjects or grades required.
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Degrees


As a minimum you would normally need a pass in at least two A levels, or equivalent level 3 qualifications. You may also need GCSE passes at grade 4 (or C) or above, or other level 2 qualifications. These may be required in specific subjects, depending on your university course but please visit the relevant course page for more details, including any additional course requirements such as an interview, portfolio or audition. Other level 2 qualifications may be accepted as alternatives. Some courses ask for additional entry requirements because of the requirements of the associated profession.
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Entering Year 2 or Year 3 or a top-up degree


Students currently studying a Foundation Degree or a Higher National Diploma may be considered for entry to the second or final year of a degree or a top-up degree. It depends on subject content already covered in relation to the degree and on credits achieved.

Higher National Diplomas (HNDs)


As a minimum you would normally need a pass in at least one A level, or equivalent level 3 qualifications. You may also need GCSE passes at grade 4 (or C) or above, or other level 2 qualifications. These may be required in specific subjects, depending on your university course but please visit the relevant course page for more details, including any additional course requirements such as an interview, portfolio or audition. Other level 2 qualifications may be accepted as alternatives. Some courses ask for additional entry requirements because of the requirements of the associated profession.
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Foundation degrees


Entry for foundation degrees is based on your ability to succeed. This can be demonstrated through having a range of level 3 qualifications (NVQ 3, BTEC Award, A level) and may include appropriate training through work.

Degrees with integrated foundation years


Degrees with an integrated foundation year are 4 or 5 years in length, depending on whether you undertake a placement year as well.

As a minimum you would normally need a pass in at least one A level, or equivalent level 3 qualifications. You may also need GCSE passes at grade 4 (or C) or above, or other level 2 qualifications. These may be required in specific subjects, depending on your university course but please visit the relevant course page for more details, including any additional course requirements such as an interview, portfolio or audition. Other level 2 qualifications may be accepted as alternatives. Some courses ask for additional entry requirements because of the requirements of the associated profession.
Find your individual course requirements

Summer and Winter University


A short course at our Summer or Winter University could give you the first taster of what studying a degree course could be like.
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Recognition of prior learning


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.

Recognition of prior learning for admission to a course

If you don't have conventional entry qualifications you may still be considered for admission through the RPL Admission to a Course process. This includes a phone or video conversation with an academic member of staff where you have the opportunity to provide any additional information and evidence.

International students


We accept many different international qualifications. You should provide detailed information about your qualifications when you apply. Visit our international country pages or contact internationalenquiries@tees.ac.uk for advice.
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