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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).

Our guidance for students studying BTEC Qualifications is split according to which BTEC specification you are following. Guidance for students who have studied or are studying BTEC Nationals (RQF) (from 2016) can be found directly below. Guidance for students who have studied QCF BTEC Nationals (from 2010) can be found here.

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. If you are at all unsure whether your BTEC subject will be considered for your chosen degree course, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice (admissions@qmul.ac.uk)

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.

Specific BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Entry Requirements for your chosen course of study can be found below.

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Please note where BTEC qualifications are accepted, entry will be to the BSc or BEng only.  Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements

B990
BSc Biomedical Science

C700
BSc Biochemistry

C701
MSci Biochemistry

3W45
BSc Biochemistry with a Year in Industry

C431
BSc Medical Genetics

B140
BSc Neuroscience

B211
BSc Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics

BTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme    

C100
BSc Biology

C400
BSc Genetics

C300
BSc Zoology

Applied Science: Analytical and Forensic Science

Applied Science: Physical Science
DDD This must include Distinctions in the following units;
Unit 1, Principles and Applications of Science I
Unit 5, Principles and Applications of Science II
And
Merit in any two optional units from the following;
Unit 8, Physiology of Human Body Systems
Unit 9, Human Regulation and Reproduction
Unit 10, Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways
Unit 11, Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Unit 12, Diseases and Infection
Unit 17, Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques
Unit 20, Biomedical Science

C100
BSc Biology

C400
BSc Genetics

C300
BSc Zoology

 
Applied Science: Biomedical Science DDD This must include Distinctions in the following units;
Unit 1, Principles and Applications of Science I
Unit 5, Principles and Applications of Science II
And
Merit in any two optional units from the following;
Unit 8, Physiology of Human Body Systems
Unit 9, Human Regulation and Reproduction
Unit 10, Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways
Unit 11, Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Unit 12, Diseases and Infection
Unit 17, Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques
Unit 20, Biomedical Science
Unit 21, Medical Physics Applications

C300
BSc Zoology 
Animal Management with Science

DDD

This must include Distinctions in the following units;

Unit 1, Animal Breeding and Genetics

Unit 2, Animal Biology

And Merit in any two optional units

Business and Management

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements

NN12 - BSc Business Management

4G44 - BSc Marketing and Management

4P20 - BSc Accounting and Management

NM11 - Business with Law

All BTEC subjects are considered for these programmes.  Please contact the Admissions team for details of specific unit requirements.

D*DD

This must normally include two Distinctions and a Merit in any order in three of the extenally assessed mandatory units.

For example, for BTEC in Business:

This must normally include two Distinctions and a Merit in any order in the following units:
Unit 3, Personal and Business Finance
Unit 6, Principles of Management
Unit 7, Business Decision Making

And

Merit in Unit 2, Developing a Marketing Campaign

Chemical Sciences

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject Area

C700
BSc Biochemistry

C701
MSci Biochemistry

3W45
BSc Biochemistry with a Year in Industry

F100
BSc Chemistry

F103
MSci Chemistry

9A32
BSc Chemistry with a Year in Industry

F154
BSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry

2L22
BSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry with a Year in Industry

B211
BSc Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics

BTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.

Comparative Literature

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

Programme BTEC National Extended Diploma Subject Area Overall Grade Requirement Unit Requirements
Q200
BA Comparative Literature
All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. Arts subjects are preferred. DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
QP23
BA Comparative Literature and Film Studies
All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. Arts subjects are preferred. DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

QQ21
BA Comparative Literature and Linguistics
All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. Arts subjects are preferred. DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

RQ12
BA French and Comparative Literature

QR22
BA German and Comparative Literature

QR24
BA Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature

QR72
BA Russian and Comparative Literature

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. Arts subjects are preferred.

At least grade B in A-Level French is required for RQ12, BA French and Comparative Literature.

For all other programmes, evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue is required.

DDM This must normally Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
VQ12
BA History and Comparative Literature

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. Arts subjects are preferred.

Applicants applying to History single honours or joint degree programmes will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level History.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

Computer Science

Please note where BTEC qualifications are accepted, entry will be to the BSc or BEng only.  Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

Programme

BTEC National Extended Diploma Subject Area Overall Grade Requirement Unit Requirements

G400
BSc Computer Science

G402
BSc Computer Science with Industrial Experience

I152
BEng Creative Computing

I153
BEng Creative Computing with Industrial Experience

Computing

Information Technology
D*DD We recommend applicants to choose programming units if possible.
GG41
BSc Computer Science and Mathematics

IG41
BSc Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Experience

Computing

Information Technology

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level Mathematics.

D*DD We recommend applicants to choose programming units if possible.
HI62
BSc Computer Systems Engineering

H163
BEng Computer Systems Engineering
Engineering D*DD We recommend applicants to choose maths units.
IN10
BSc Software Engineering for Business

I1N1
BSc Software Engineering for Business with Industrial Experience

Computing

Information Technology
D*DD We recommend applicants to choose programming units if possible.
H67A
BEng Robotics Engineering

H673
BEng Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience

Engineering 

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level Mathematics.

DDM This must include two Distinctions and a Merit in any order in the following mandatory externally assessed units;
Unit 1, Engineering Principles
Unit 3, Engineering Product Design
Unit 6, Microcontroller Systems for Engineers

G401
MSci Computer Science
The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to this course.

Applicants may apply to the respective BEng course and then transfer to the corresponding MEng, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

HI6D
MEng Computer Systems Engineering
The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to this course.

Applicants may apply to the respective BEng course and then transfer to the corresponding MEng, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

H67B
MEng Robotics Engineering

H67C
MEng Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience
The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to this course.

Applicants may apply to the respective BEng course and then transfer to the corresponding MEng, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

Dentistry

BTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to our undergraduate Dentistry programmes. For further information, please contact the School of Medicine and Dentistry Admissions Office directly on 020 7882 8478, or via email to smdadmissions@qmul.ac.uk.

Design

Please note where BTEC qualifications are accepted, entry will be to the BSc or BEng only.  Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements
4A33
BEng Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering

Engineering 

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level Mathematics.

DDD This must include Distinctions in the following units;
Unit 1, Engineering Principles
Unit 3, Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
Unit 6, Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
J590
BEng Materials and Design

J591
BEng Materials and Design with Industrial Experience

Engineering 

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level Mathematics.

DDD This must include two Distinctions and a Merit in any order in the following units;
Unit 1, Engineering Principles
Unit 3, Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
Unit 6, Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
4L71
MEng Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering
The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to this course.

Applicants may apply to the respective BEng course and then transfer to the corresponding MEng, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

Drama

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements
W400
BA Drama
The Drama department welcomes candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

We will also consider applicants with alternative BTEC qualifications and an interest in, and commitment to, studying Drama at degree level on a case by case basis.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
QW34
BA English and Drama

The Drama department welcomes candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature.

We will also consider applicants with alternative BTEC qualifications and an interest in, and commitment to, studying Drama at degree level on a case by case basis.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
WW46
BA Film Studies and Drama
The Drama department welcomes candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

We will also consider applicants with alternative BTEC qualifications and an interest in, and commitment to, studying Drama at degree level on a case by case basis.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
WR41
BA French and Drama

WR42
BA German and Drama

WR44
BA Hispanic Studies and Drama

WR75
BA Russian and Drama

The Drama department welcomes candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

Applicants applying to WR41, BA French and Drama, will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French. For all other programmes, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.


We will also consider applicants with alternative BTEC qualifications and an interest in, and commitment to, studying Drama at degree level on a case by case basis.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

Economics and Finance

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

 

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements

L100 - BSc Economics

LN13 - BSc Economics and Finance

LN12 - BSc Economics, Finance and Management

L1N3 - BSc Economics and Finance with a Year in Industry

L13N - BSc Economics and International Finance

LG11 - BSc Economics, Statistics and Mathematics

LL12 - BSc Economics and Politics

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics.

DDD This must normally include at least three Distinctions and a Merit in four mandatory externally assessed units.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications

Please note where BTEC qualifications are accepted, entry will be to the BSc or BEng only.  Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements
H600
BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

H602
BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience
Engineering D*DD We recommend applicants to choose Maths units.
HI62
BEng Computer Systems Engineering

H163
BEng Computer Systems Engineering with Industrial Experience
Engineering D*DD We recommend applicants to choose Maths units.
H610
BEng Electronic Engineering

H601
BEng Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience
Engineering D*DD We recommend applicants to choose Maths units.
H691
BEng Electronic Engineering and Telecommunication

H693
BEng Electronic Engineering and Telecommunication with Industrial Experience
Engineering D*DD We recommend applicants to choose Maths units.
HI6D
MEng Computer Systems Engineering

H690
MEng Electronic Engineering and Telecommunication
The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to these courses.

Applicants may apply to the respective BEng course and then transfer to the corresponding MEng, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

Engineering

Please note where BTEC qualifications are accepted, entry will be to the BSc or BEng only.  Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements

H421 - BEng Aerospace Engineering

H401 - BEng Aerospace Engineering with Industrial Experience

H812 - BEng Chemical Engineering

H811 - BEng Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience

H300 - BEng Mechanical Engineering

H304 - BEng Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Experience

HBF2 - BEng Biomedical Engineering

HBF1 - BEng Biomedical Engineering with Industrial Experience

H67A - BEng Robotics Engineering

H673 - BEng Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience

H221 - BEng Sustainable Energy Engineering

HF21 - BEng Sustainable Energy Engineering with Industrial Experience

Engineering

 

 

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level Mathematics.

DDD This must normally include Distinctions in the following mandatory externally assessed units;
Unit 1, Engineering Principles
Unit 3, Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
Unit 6, Microcontroller Systems for Engineers

H400 - MEng Aerospace Engineering

HK00 - MEng Aerospace Engineering with Industrial Experience

H814 - MEng Chemical Engineering

H813 - MEng Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience

H301 - MEng Mechanical Engineering

H302 - MEng Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Experience

HBF5 - MEng Biomedical Engineering

HBF3 - MEng Biomedical Engineering with Industrial Experience

H67B - MEng Robotics Engineering

H67C - MEng Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience

H224 - MEng Sustainable Energy Engineering

HG21 - MEng Sustainable Energy Engineering with Industrial Experience

The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to these courses.
Applicants may apply to the respective BEng course and then transfer to the corresponding MEng, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

English

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements

Q300 - BA English Literature

QW11 - BA English with Creative Writing

QW34 - BA English and Drama

QQ13 - BA English Literature and Linguistics

QW36 - BA English and Film Studies

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. Arts subjects are preferred.

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
QV31 - BA English and History

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. Arts subjects are preferred.

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature.

Applicants applying to History single honours or joint degree programmes will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level History.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
QR31 - BA English and French

RQ23 - BA English and German

RQ43 - BA English and Hispanic Studies

QR38 - BA English and Russian

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. Arts subjects are preferred.

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature.

Applicants applying to QR31, BA English and French will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French. For all other programmes, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

Film Studies

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements
P303
BA Film Studies
All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects, or Creative Digital Media Production are preferred.
DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

RW16
BA Film Studies and French

RW26
BA Film Studies and German

RW46
BA Film Studies and Hispanic Studies

RW76
BA Film Studies and Russian

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects, or Creative Digital Media Production are preferred.

Applicants applying to RW16, BA Film Studies and French, will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French. For all other programmes applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
QP23
BA Comparative Literature and Film Studies
All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects, or Creative Digital Media Production are preferred.
DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

QW36
BA English and Film Studies

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects, or Creative Digital Media Production are preferred.

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
WW46
BA Film Studies and Drama
The Drama department welcomes candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

It will also consider applicants with alternative BTEC qualifications and an interest in, and commitment to, studying Drama at degree level on a case by case basis.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
VW16
BA History and Film Studies

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects, or Creative Digital Media Production are preferred.

Applicants applying to History single honours or joint degree programmes will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level History.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

Geography

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements

L700 - BA Geography

F800 - BSc Geography

L720 - BA Human Geography

FVN1 - BSc Geography with Business Management

F850 - BSc Environmental Science

F8N2 - BSc Environmental Science with Business Management

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

Global Health

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements
4U47
BSc Global Health
BTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.

History

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements

V101
BA History

V130
BA Medieval History

V140
BA Modern and Contemporary History

VW16
BA History and Film Studies

VR11
BA French and History

RV21
BA History and German

LV21
BA History and Politics

VQ12
BA History and Comparative Literature

QV31
BA English and History

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Applicants applying to History single honours or joint degree programmes will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level History.

Applicants applying to VR11, BA French and History, will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level French.

For applicants applying to RV21, BA History and German, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

Applicants for QV31 BA English and History will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

M1V1
LLB Law with History

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Applicants applying to History single honours or joint degree programmes will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level History.

D*DD This must normally include Distinctions in four externally assessed mandatory units.

Languages and Culture

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements
R100
BA French
All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred.  Applicants will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.
DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
R201
BA German
All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred. Applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.
DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
R451
BA Hispanic Studies
All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred. Applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.
DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
R491
BA Hispanic Studies and Catalan
All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred. Applicants will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level Spanish.
DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
R710
BA Russian Studies
All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred. Applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.
DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
RR41
BA French and Hispanic Studies

RR51
BA French and Portuguese

RR71
BA French and Russian

RR21
BA French and German

RR24
BA German and Hispanic Studies

RR27
BA German and Russian

R7R4
BA Hispanic Studies and Russian

RR45
BA Hispanic Studies and Portuguese

All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred.

Applicants wishing to apply for programmes in combination with French will be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.

For all other programmes, applicants will be required to achieve a B grade at A-Level in at least one of the named languages in the course title.

DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
RQ12
BA French and Comparative Literature

QR22
BA German and Comparative Literature

QR24
BA Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature

QR72
BA Russian and Comparative Literature

All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred.

Applicants wishing to apply to RQ12, BA French and Comparative Literature will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.

For all other courses, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
R1N1
BA French with Business Management

R2N1
BA German with Business Management

R4N1
BA Spanish with Business Management

R1N7
BA Russian with Business Management

All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred. 

Applicants wishing to apply to R1N1, BA French with Business Management will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.

For all other courses, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
RW16
BA Film Studies and French

RW26
BA Film Studies and German

RW46
BA Film Studies and Hispanic Studies

RW77
BA Film Studies and Russian

All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects, or Creative Digital Media Production are preferred.

Applicants applying to RW16, BA Film Studies and French, will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.

For all other courses, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
RQ11
BA French and Linguistics

RQ21
BA German and Linguistics

RQ41
BA Hispanic Studies and Linguistics

QR71
BA Russian and Linguistics

All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred.

Applicants applying to RQ11, BA French and Linguistics, will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.

For all other courses, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
VR11
BA French and History

RV21
BA History and German

All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred.

Applicants applying to VR11, BA French and History, will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level French.

For applicants applying to RV21, BA History and German, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.  

Applicants applying to History single honours or joint degree programmes will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level History.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
QR31
BA English and French

RQ23
BA English and German

RQ43
BA English and Hispanic Studies

QR38
BA English and Russian

All candidates with BTEC National Extended Diploma qualifications considered individually on a case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred.

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature.

Applicants applying to QR31, BA English and French will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.

For all other programmes, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
WR41
BA French and Drama

WR42
BA German and Drama

WR44
BA Hispanic Studies and Drama

WR75
BA Russian and Drama

Performing Arts

 

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature.

Applicants applying to WR41, BA French and Drama, will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.

For all other programmes, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
LR21
BA French and Politics

LR22
BA German and Politics

LR24
BA Hispanic Studies and Politics

RL72
BA Russian and Politics

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred.

Applicants applying to LR21, BA French and Politics, will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.

For all other programmes, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

Law

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements

M100 - LLB Law

ML13 - LLB Law and Politics

M120 - LLB English and European Law

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. D*DD This must include Distinctions in four externally assessed mandatory units.
M1V1
LLB Law with History

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Applicants applying to History single honours or joint degree programmes will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level History.

D*DD This must include Distinctions in four externally assessed mandatory units.

 

Linguistics

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements
QQH1
BA English Language and Linguistics
All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

QQ13
BA English Literature and Linguistics

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
RQ11
BA French and Linguistics

RQ21
BA German and Linguistics

RQ41
BA Hispanic Studies and Linguistics

QR71
BA Russian and Linguistics

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Applicants applying to RQ11, BA French and Linguistics, will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.

For all other programmes applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

DDM This must normally include Distinctions in at least two externally assessed mandatory units.
QQ21
BA Comparative Literature and Linguistics
All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Arts subjects are preferred
DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

Materials Science and Engineering

Please note where BTEC qualifications are accepted, entry will be to the BSc or BEng only.  Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements

J511
BEng Materials Science and Engineering

JM11
BEng Materials Science and Engineering with Industrial Experience

J500
BEng Dental Materials

JM00
BEng Dental Materials with Industrial Experience

J5B2
BSc Biomaterials for Biomedical Sciences

J5B1
BSc Biomaterials for Biomedical Sciences with Industrial Experience

Engineering

 

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level Mathematics.

DDM This must include two Distinctions and a Merit in any order in the following mandatory externally assessed units;
Unit 1, Engineering Principles
Unit 3, Engineering Product Design
Unit 6, Microcontroller Systems for Engineers

J510
MEng Materials Science

JM10
MEng Materials Science and Engineering with Industrial Experience

J504
MEng Dental Materials

JN00
MEng Dental Materials with Industrial Experience

J5B4
MSci Biomaterials for Biomedical Science

J5B3
MSci Biomaterials for Biomedical Science with Industrial Experience

The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to these courses.

Applicants may apply to the respective BEng course and then transfer to the corresponding MEng, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

Mathematical Sciences

Please note where BTEC qualifications are accepted, entry will be to the BSc or BEng only.  Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements

G100
BSc Mathematics

G110
BSc Pure Mathematics

GG31
BSc Mathematics and Statistics

G1N3
BSc Mathematics with Actuarial Science

G1N1
BSc Mathematics with Business Management

GN13
BSc Mathematics, Business Management and Finance

G1N4
BSc Mathematics with Finance and Accounting

Engineering

Other BTEC subjects may be accepted in combination with grade A in A-Level Mathematics.
DDD This must include Distinctions in the following combination of mandatory externally assessed units and internally assessed units;
Unit 1, Engineering Principles
Unit 7, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
Unit 8, Further Engineering Mathematics

GL11
BSc Mathematics, Finance and Economics

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Applicants will also be required to achieve grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics.

DDD

G102
MSci Mathematics

GN1H
MSci Financial Mathematics

G1G3
MSci Mathematics with Statistics

The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to this course.

Applicants may apply to the respective BSc course and then transfer to the corresponding MSci, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

Medicine

BTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to our undergraduate Medicine programmes. For further information, please contact the School of Medicine and Dentistry Admissions Office directly on 020 7882 8478, or via email to smdadmissions@qmul.ac.uk.

Physics and Astronomy

Please note where BTEC qualifications are accepted, entry will be to the BSc or BEng only.  Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements
F300
BSc Physics
Engineering DDD This must include Distinctions in the following units; Unit 1, Engineering Principles, Unit 7, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and Unit 8, Further Engineering Mathematics.

Where possible, we strongly advise applicants to also take Unit 28, Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice.

F526
BSc Astrophysics
Engineering DDD This must include Distinctions in the following units; Unit 1, Engineering Principles, Unit 7, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and Unit 8, Further Engineering Mathematics.

Where possible, we strongly advise applicants to also take Unit 28, Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice.

F392
BSc Physics with Particle Physics
Engineering DDD This must include Distinctions in the following units; Unit 1, Engineering Principles, Unit 7, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and Unit 8, Further Engineering Mathematics.

Where possible, we strongly advise applicants to also take Unit 28, Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice.

F340
BSc Theoretical Physics
Engineering DDD This must include Distinctions in the following units; Unit 1, Engineering Principles, Unit 7, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and Unit 8, Further Engineering Mathematics.

Where possible, we strongly advise applicants to also take Unit 28, Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice.

F303
MSci Physics
The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to this course.

Applicants may apply to the respective BSc course and then transfer to the corresponding MSci, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

F526
MSci Astrophysics
The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to this course.

Applicants may apply to the respective BSc course and then transfer to the corresponding MSci, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

F393
MSci Physics with Particle Physics
The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to this course.

Applicants may apply to the respective BSc course and then transfer to the corresponding MSci, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

F323
MSci Theoretical Physics
The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to this course.

Applicants may apply to the respective BSc course and then transfer to the corresponding MSci, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements and the discretion of the academic school.

Politics and International Relations

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject AreaOverall Grade RequirementUnit Requirements

L202
BA Politics

L250
BA International Relations

L240
BA Politics and International Relations

L2NF
BA Politics with Business Management

L245 BA International Politics (Paris)

 

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

L20Y
BA Politics with a Year Abroad

L25Y
BA International Relations with a Year Abroad

L24X BA International Politics with a Year Abroad (Paris Plus)

L24Z BA International Relations with French with a Year Abroad (Paris Plus)

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Applicants applying to L24Z BA International Relations with French with a Year Abroad (Paris Plus) will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.

DDD This must normally include Distinctions in three externally assessed mandatory units.

LL12
BA Economics and Politics
All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. DDD This must normally include at least three Distinctions and a Merit in four externally assessed mandatory units.

LV21
BA History and Politics

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Applicants applying to History single honours or joint degree programmes will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level History.

DDM This must normally include two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.

LR21
BA French and Politics

L246 BA International Relations with French (Paris)

LR22
BA German and Politics

LR24
BA Hispanic Studies and Politics

RL72
BA Russian and Politics

All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Applicants applying to LR21 BA French and Politics or L246 BA International Relations with French (Paris) will also be required to achieve grade B or above in A-Level French.

For all other programmes, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

DDM This must normally include at least two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed mandatory units.
ML13
BA Law and Politics
All candidates with the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. D*DD This must normally include Distinctions in four externally assessed mandatory units.

Psychology

Applicants are advised to also pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirement for entry to their chosen programme, found under the Entry Requirements tab of the programme's respective Course Finder entry.

ProgrammeBTEC National Extended Diploma Subject Area
C800
BSc Psychology
BTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.

 

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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