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BTEC Entry Requirements for 2019

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 programmes 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 an additional A-Level qualification 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 Level 3 qualifications.

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 or +44 (0)207 882 5511.


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.

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.

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 our Admissions team ensuring that you state the full name of the BTEC qualification you are taking as well as the additional Level 3 qualifications you are taking concurrently, and the undergraduate course that you are considering applying for.

 


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 2 A-levels)
  • BTEC National Foundation 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.

 

For more detailed guidance and advice, please contact our Admissions team ensuring that you state the full name of the BTEC qualification you are taking as well as the additional Level 3 qualifications you are taking concurrently, and the undergraduate course that you are considering applying for.


The BTEC National Extended Diploma is not considered for direct entry to our MSci or MEng programmes.  Applicants may apply to the respective BSc/ BEng programme and then transfer to the corresponding MSci/ MEng, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements.  Offers are at the discretion of the academic School.  If you have questions regaring this process please contact the relevant School directly.  Contact details for each School are listed on the relevant Course Finder entry for each programme. 

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) (first teaching 2016)

We consider the reformed BTEC National Extended Diploma (RQF) for entry onto many of our Undergraduate programmes.  Applicants will typically be expected to achieve a minimum overall score and we may also specify grades in the mandatory and optional units, depending on the BTEC subject you are taking and the course you are interested in. 

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

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

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

Programmes 'with a Year Abroad' or 'with Industrial Experience' have the same BTEC requirements as the main degree listed below.

We do not consider the BTEC National Extended Diploma for direct entry onto our MSci programmes.  Applicants may apply to the respective BSc programme and then transfer to the corresponding MSci, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements.

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade

Unit Requirements

C100 - BSc Biology

C400 - BSc Genetics

C300 - BSc Zoology

Applied Science: 
Analytical and Forensic Science

Applied Science: 
Physical Science

 

 

DDD

Distinctions in Units:
1: Principles & Applications of Science I
5: Principles & Applications of Science II
plus 
Merit from two optional units:
8: Physiology of Human Body Systems
 9: Human Regulation & Reproduction
10: Biological Molecules & Metabolic Pathways
11: Genetics & Genetic Engineering
12: Diseases & Infection
17: Microbiology & Microbiological Techniques
20: Biomedical Science

Applied Science: 
Biomedical Science

DDD

Distinctions in Units:
1: Principles & Applications of Science I
5: Principles & Applications of Science II
plus
Merit from two optional units:
8: Physiology of Human Body Systems
9: Human Regulation & Reproduction
10: Biological Molecules & Metabolic Pathways
11: Genetics & Genetic Engineering
12: Diseases & Infection
17: Microbiology & Microbiological Techniques
20: Biomedical Science
21: Medical Physics Applications

C300 - BSc Zoology

Animal Management with Science

DDD

Distinctions in Units:
1: Animal Breeding & Genetics
2: Animal Biology
plus
Merit in any two optional units

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (SEFP)

CCX1- Biological Sciences

FFX1 - Chemistry

Applied Science

DMM

 

BTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to these programmes:

B990 - BSc Biomedical Science
C700 - BSc Biochemistry
3W45 - BSc Biochemistry with a Year in Industry
F100 - BSc Chemistry
9A32 - BSc Chemistry with a Year in Industry
F154 - BSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry
B211 - BSc Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics
2L22 - BSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry with a Year in Industry
B140 - BSc Neuroscience
C800 - BSc Psychology

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School of Business and Management

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

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade 

Unit Requirements

NN12 - BSc Business Management

 4G44 - BSc Marketing and Management

 4P20 - BSc Accounting and Management

 NM11 - Business with Law

All BTEC subjects are considered.  Please contact the Business and Management Admissions team for details of specific unit requirements.

D*DD

Two Distinctions and a Merit in any order in three externally assessed units.

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business would require:

Two Distinctions and a Merit in any order in Units:

3: Personal and Business Finance
6: Principles of Management
7: Business Decision Making
plus Merit in:
2: Developing a Marketing Campaign

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School of Economics and Finance

For all programmes within the School of Economics and Finance, candidates with BTEC qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Programmes 'with a Year Abroad' or 'with Industrial Experience' have the same BTEC requirements as the main degree listed below.

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

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade

Unit 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 BTEC subjects are considered

Grade A in A-Level Mathematics is required in addition to the BTEC

DDD

Three Distinctions and a Merit in four externally assessed units

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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

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

Programmes 'with a Year Abroad' or 'with Industrial Experience' have the same BTEC requirements as the main degree listed below.

We do not consider the BTEC National Extended Diploma for direct entry onto our MSci or MEng programmes.  Applicants may apply to the respective BSc or BEng programme and then transfer to the corresponding MSci or MEng, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements.

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade

Unit Requirements

G400 - BSc Computer Science

I152 - BEng Creative Computing

IN10 - BSc Software Engineering for Business

Computing

D*DD

Unit requirements to be confirmed shortly

GG41 - BSc Computer Science and Mathematics

Computing

 Grade B in A-Level Mathematics is required in addition to the BTEC

D*DD

Unit requirements to be confirmed shortly

HI62 - BSc Computer Systems Engineering

H163 - BEng Computer Systems Engineering

 H600 - BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 H610 - BEng Electronic Engineering

H691 - BEng Electronic Engineering and Telecommunication

Requirements to be confirmed shortly

 

 

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (SEFP)

GGX4 - Computer Science

Requirements to be confirmed shortly

 

 

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (SEFP)

HHX6 - Electronic Engineering

Requirements to be confirmed shortly

 

 

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School of Engineering and Material Sciences

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

Programmes 'with a Year Abroad' or 'with Industrial Experience' have the same BTEC requirements as the main degree listed below.

We do not consider the BTEC National Extended Diploma for direct entry onto our MSci or MEng programmes.  Applicants may apply to the respective BSc or BEng programme and then transfer to the corresponding MSci or MEng, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements.

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade

Unit Requirements

4A33 - BEng Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering

J590 - BEng Materials and Design

H421 - BEng Aerospace Engineering

H812 - BEng Chemical Engineering

H300 - BEng Mechanical Engineering

HBF2 - BEng Biomedical Engineering

H67A - BEng Robotics Engineering

H221 - BEng Sustainable Energy Engineering

Engineering

Grade B in A-Level Mathematics is required in addition to the BTEC

DDD

Distinctions in Units:

1: Engineering Principles
3: Engineering Product Design & Manufacture
6: Microcontroller Systems for Engineers

J511 - BEng Materials Science and Engineering

J500 - BEng Dental Materials

J5B2 - BSc Biomaterials for Biomedical Sciences

H67A - BEng Robotics Engineering

Engineering

Grade B in A-Level Mathematics is required in addition to the BTEC

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in any order in Units:

1: Engineering Principles
3: Engineering Product Design
6: Microcontroller Systems for Engineers

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (SEFP)

HHX1 - Engineering

JJX5 - Materials

Engineering

DDD

 

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School of English and Drama

For all programmes within the School of English and Drama, candidates with BTEC qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade

Unit Requirements

W400 - BA Drama

Performing Arts

Alternative BTEC subjects are considered on a case by case basis from applicants with a commitment to studying Drama at degree level

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

Q300 - BA English Literature

QW11 - BA English with Creative Writing

QQ13 - BA English Literature and Linguistics

QW36 - BA English and Film Studies

Arts subjects are preferred

Grade A in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature is required in addition to the BTEC

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

QW34 - BA English and Drama

Performing Arts

Alternative BTEC subjects are considered on a case by case basis from applicants with a commitment to studying Drama at degree level

Grade A in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature is required in addition to the BTEC

DDM  Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

WW46 - BA Film Studies and Drama

Performing Arts or Creative Media Production

Alternative BTEC subjects are considered on a case by case basis

DDM Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

WR41 - BA French and Drama

WR42 - BA German and Drama

WR44 - BA Hispanic Studies and Drama

WR75 - BA Russian and Drama

Performing Arts

Alternative BTEC subjects are considered on a case by case basis from applicants with a commitment to studying Drama at degree level

Grade B in A-Level French is required for programmes in any combination with French.  For all other languages, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than their mother tongue

DDM  Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

QV31 - BA English and History

Arts subjects are preferred

Grades A in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature and B in A-Level History are required in addition to the BTEC

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

QR31 - BA English and French

RQ23 - BA English and German

RQ43 - BA English and Hispanic Studies

QR38 - BA English and Russian

Arts subjects are preferred

Grade A in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature is required in addition to the BTEC

Grade B in A-Level French is required for programmes in any combination with French.  For all other languages, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than their mother tongue

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

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School of Geography

For all programmes within the School of Geography, candidates with BTEC qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade

Unit 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 BTEC subjects are considered on a case-by-case basis

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

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School of History

For all programmes within the School of History, candidates with BTEC qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade 

Unit Requirements

V101 - BA History

V130 - BA Medieval History

V140 - BA Modern and Contemporary History

VW16 - BA History and Film Studies

LV21 - BA History and Politics

VQ12 - BA History and Comparative Literature

VR11 - BA French and History

RV21 - BA History and German

All BTEC subjects are considered

Grade B in A-Level History is required in addition to the BTEC

Grade B in A-Level French is required for programmes in any combination with French.  For all other languages, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than their mother tongue

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

QV31 - BA English and History

Arts subjects are preferred

Grades A in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature and B in A-Level History are required in addition to the BTEC

DDM Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

M1V1 - LLB Law with History

All BTEC subjects are considered

Grade B in A-Level History is required in addition to the BTEC

D*DD

Distinctions in four externally assessed units

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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

For all programmes within the School of Languages, Lingusitics and Film, candidates with BTEC qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade

Unit Requirements

R900 - BA Modern Languages

Q200 - BA Comparative Literature

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

RQ11 - BA French and Linguistics

RQ21 - BA German and Linguistics

RQ41 - BA Hispanic Studies and Linguistics

QR71 - BA Russian and Linguistics

Arts subjects are preferred

Grade B in A-Level French is required for programmes in any combination with French.  For all other languages, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than their mother tongue

DDM

Distinctions in two externally assessed 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

Creative Digital Media Production or Arts subjects are preferred

Grade B in A-Level French is required for programmes in any combination with French.  For all other languages, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than their mother tongue

DDM

Distinctions in two externally assessed units

QQ21 - BA Comparative Literature and Linguistics

VQ12 - BA History and Comparative Literature

VR11- BA French and History

RV21 - BA History and German

QQ13 - BA English Literature and Linguistics

 QR31 – BA English and French

 RQ23 - BA English and German

RQ43 - BA English and Hispanic Studies

QR38 - BA English and Russian

LR21 - BA French and Politics

LR22 - BA German and Politics

 LR24 - BA Hispanic Studies and Politics

 RL72 - BA Russian and Politics

R1N1 - BA French with Business Management

R2N1 - BA German with Business Management

R4N1 - BA Spanish with Business Management

R1N7 - BA Russian with Business Management

Arts subjects are preferred

Grade B in A-Level French is required for programmes in any combination with French.  For all other languages, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than their mother tongue

Grade B in A-Level History is required for programmes in combination with History

Grade A in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature is required for programmes in combination with English

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

P303 - BA Film Studies

QP23 - BA Comparative Literature and Film Studies

QW36 - BA English and Film Studies

VW16 - BA History and Film Studies

Creative Digital Media Production or Arts subjects are preferred

Grade A in A-Level English Literature or English Language and Literature is required for programmes in combination with English

Grade B in A-Level History is required for programmes in combination with History

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

WW46 - BA Film Studies and Drama 

Performing Arts or Creative Media Production

Alternative BTEC subjects are considered on a case by case basis

DDM  Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units 

WR41 - BA French and Drama

 WR42 - BA German and Drama

 WR44 - BA Hispanic Studies and Drama

 WR75 - BA Russian and Drama

Performing Arts

Alternative BTEC subjects are considered on a case by case basis from applicants with a commitment to studying Drama at degree level

Grade B in A-Level French is required for programmes in any combination with French.  For all other languages, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than their mother tongue

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

QQH1 - BA English Language and Linguistics

All BTEC subjects are considered

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

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School of Law

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

For all programmes within the School of Law, candidates with BTEC qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade

Unit Requirements

M100 - LLB Law

ML13 - LLB Law and Politics

M120 - LLB English and European Law

All BTEC subjects are considered

D*DD

Distinctions in four externally assessed units

M1V1 - LLB Law with History

All BTEC subjects are considered

Grade B or above in A-Level History is required in addition to the BTEC

D*DD

Distinctions in four externally assessed units

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School of Mathematical Sciences

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

Programmes 'with a Year Abroad' or 'with Industrial Experience' have the same BTEC requirements as the main degree listed below.

We do not consider the BTEC National Extended Diploma for direct entry onto our MSci programmes.  Applicants may apply to the respective BSc programme and then transfer to the corresponding MSci, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements.

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade

Unit 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

Distinctions in Units:

1: Engineering Principles
7: Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
8: Further Engineering Mathematics

GL11 - BSc Mathematics, Finance and Economics

All BTEC subjects are considered on a case-by-case basis

Grade A in A-Level Mathematics is required in addition to the BTEC

DDD 

 

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme

GGX1 - Mathematical Sciences

Requirements to be confirmed shortly    

 

 

 

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School of Medicine and Dentistry

BTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to our undergraduate Medicine and Dentistry programmes (including BSc Global Health programmes) with the exception of BSc Oral Health below.  For further information, please contact the School of Medicine and Dentistry Admissions Office directly on +44 (0)20 7882 8478 or email smdadmissions@qmul.ac.uk

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade

Unit Requirements

A910 - BSc Oral Health

Applied Science

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

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School of Physics and Astronomy

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

We do not consider the BTEC National Extended Diploma for direct entry onto our MSci programmes.  Applicants may apply to the respective BSc programme and then transfer to the corresponding MSci, subject to successfully meeting the academic progression requirements.

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade

Unit Requirements

F300 - BSc Physics

F526 - BSc Astrophysics

F392 - BSc Physics with Particle Physics

F340 - BSc Theoretical Physics

Engineering

DDD

Distinctions in Units:

1: Engineering Principles
7: Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
8: Further Engineering Mathematics

We strongly advise applicants to take
Unit 28: Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (SEFP)

FFX3 - Physics

    Requirements to be confirmed shortly 

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School of Politics and International Relations

For all programmes within the School of Politics and International Relations, candidates with BTEC qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis.   Applicants are advised to pay careful attention to the GCSE academic requirements for entry to their chosen programme, found under the 'Entry Requirements' tab of the respective Course Finder entry.  

Programme

BTEC Subject

Grade 

Unit 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 BTEC subjects are considered

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed 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 BTEC subjects are considered

Applicants applying for programmes in any combination with French will be required to achieve grade B in A-Level French.

DDD

Distinctions in three externally assessed units

LL12 - BA Economics and Politics

All BTEC subjects are considered

DDD

Three Distinctions and a Merit in four externally assessed units

LV21 - BA History and Politics

All BTEC subjects are considered

Grade B in A-Level History is required in addition to the BTEC

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed 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 BTEC subjects are considered

Applicants applying for programmes in any combination with French will be required to achieve grade B in A-Level French.  For all other language courses, applicants must have evidence of learning a language other than their mother tongue

DDM

Two Distinctions and a Merit in three externally assessed units

ML13 - BA Law and Politics

All BTEC subjects are considered

D*DD

Distinctions in four externally assessed units

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