Undergraduate entry requirements

See below for helpful information on entry requirements for undergraduate courses.

We accept a wide range of qualifications and experience to join our degree courses.

Course-specific requirements

The course page may also list any specific entry requirements, such as passes in particular subjects or specific grades, which may be a condition of entry.

Please check these to ensure you meet (or are working towards) the appropriate entry requirements for your chosen course.

Typically, all undergraduate applicants are expected to have minimum of 5 GCSEs with English and Maths (or Maths Numeracy for Welsh applicants) at grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications or experience

The RAU welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements.

We’ll always consider evidence of personal, professional and educational experience which show an ability to meet the demands of a degree.

Some courses require a specific subject at A-level (or equivalent) and it may not be possible to consider applicants without this prior study.

If you believe you have the motivation and skills to succeed, email admissions@rau.ac.uk or call 01285 889912 and we can discuss your application.

Armed forces applicants

We have a long history in welcoming ex-services personnel and are proud to be a forces-friendly organisation, as seen in our pledge to the Armed Forces Covenant.

We accept participants in the MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits scheme (for more information visit the ELCAS site) and will consider evidence of personal, professional and educational experience. To discuss your application and circumstances please contact admissions@rau.ac.uk.

Contextual offer

You may also be eligible for a contextual offer if you’re from one of our link colleges, have been in care, from a non-white ethnic background, live in an area with low progression rates to university or you are a veteran/child of an armed forces family.

International applicants

We welcome enquiries from international applicants. You may need to meet country specific and English language requirements to be eligible for undergraduate study.

For advice about entry requirements visit our country information pages or contact admissions@rau.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can visit the Education UK website or contact our international team.