2014 entry requirements

This is a guide to our minimum and standard entry requirements to help you understand our admissions processes.

UCAS Tariff points

At DMU we make offers using the UCAS Tariff points system. To see how many UCAS Tariff points you will need to be eligible to apply please check the relevant course pages|.

Qualifications not normally included in our UCAS Tariff point offers
Please note that while we welcome a broad range of qualifications the following will not normally be included within any UCAS Tariff points offers made by DMU:

  • Arts Award (Gold)
  • Asset Languages Advanced Stage
  • ASDAN Community Volunteering Qualification
  • British Horse Society qualifications
  • Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (COPE) awarded by ASDAN and CCEA
  • Free Standing Mathematics
  • Higher Sports Leader Award
  • iMedia Users (iMEDIA)
  • IT Professionals (iPRO)
  • Key Skills
  • Music exams
  • Speech and Drama exams

If you have any questions, please contact the relevant faculty admissions team, that can be found on the course page, or if you don't have a subject in mind, our enquiry team on (0116) 2 50 60 70.

Type of course
GCSE entry requirements
A2 (or equivalent) requirements
Undergraduate degree
Five GCSEs (grade C or above) including English Language* and where specified in individual course requirements, Maths*. For some courses it may be necessary for applicants to have successfully passed GCSEs in other nominated subjects or to have passed Maths at grade B or above. UCAS Tariff points from passes in at least two A2 Levels (or equivalent qualifications). For some courses it may be necessary for applicants to have passed qualifications in specific subjects. Please see individual course requirements on our course pages for more information. The majority of our undergraduate degrees will require at least 260 UCAS Tariff points. 
Higher National Diploma/Foundation Degree Five GCSEs (grade C or above) including English Language* and, where specified in individual course requirements, Maths*. UCAS Tariff points from passes in at least one A2 Level (or equivalent qualification). The majority of our HND and Foundation Degree courses will require at least 120 UCAS Tariff points.  
Minimum entry requirements

*Please note that we will not normally accept Key Skills as meeting the GCSE requirement for English Language and Maths.

For further information about our entry and admissions criteria contact one of the admissions offices|.

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