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BTEC Entry Requirements

Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for.

Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3.

Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found below. If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice (admissions@qmul.ac.uk).

BTEC Nationals (RQF) (from 2016)

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) (from 2016)

We will consider this qualification for entry to most courses and expect the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma to be in a subject area relevant to the course being applied for.

Applicants will typically be expected to achieve a minimum overall requirement of DDM for entry to the first year of a Bachelor’s degree, but we expect to specify higher requirements for a number of courses.

In addition to specifying the overall grade to be achieved, each course will typically specify a range of units to be achieved at Distinction and/or Merit – this will usually include mandatory units and may include optional units, depending on the BTEC qualification you are taking.

Some courses will also have additional A-level and GCSE requirements that must also be met. Where this is the case, we will clearly specify this in your offer of study. GCSE requirements for individual undergraduate courses can be found via the Course Finder.

Entry requirements for entry in 2018 will be published on this page by June 2017, in advance of applications for entry in September 2018. We will state where the BTEC National Extended Diploma is accepted on its own, where an additional A-level is required, or where the qualification is not accepted at all.

In the interim period, for more detailed guidance and advice, please contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk), ensuring that you state the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma you are taking, and the undergraduate course that you are considering applying for.

Other BTEC (RQF) qualifications

We will consider applications from applicants taking any of the following BTEC (RQF) qualifications, but in each case, will require additional Level 3 qualifications such as A-levels:

BTEC National Diploma (equivalent to two A-levels)

BTEC National Extended Diploma (equivalent to 1.5 A-levels)

BTEC National Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A-level)

BTEC National Certificate (equivalent to 0.5 A-level)

Please note that our offers are always based on a minimum of three full A-levels or equivalent qualifications.

QCF BTEC Nationals (from 2010)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)

We will consider this qualification for entry to most courses and expect the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma to be in a subject area relevant to the course being applied for.

Applicants may be expected to achieve an additional A-level or acceptable qualification at Level 3, relevant to the course being applied for.

For more detailed guidance and advice, please contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk), ensuring that you state the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma you are taking, and the undergraduate course that you are considering applying for.   

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)

We will consider this qualification for entry to most courses.

Applicants will be expected to achieve an additional A-level or acceptable Level 3 qualification, relevant to the course being applied for.

For more detailed guidance and advice, please contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk), ensuring that you state the BTEC Level 3 Diploma you are taking, any additional Level 3 qualifications you are taking concurrently, and the undergraduate course that you are considering applying for.  

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)

We will consider this qualification for entry to most courses.

Applicants will be expected to present two additional A-levels or acceptable Level 3 qualifications, relevant to the course being applied for.

For more detailed guidance and advice, please contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk), ensuring that you state the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma you are taking, additional Level 3 qualifications you are taking concurrently, and the undergraduate course that you are considering applying for.

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