What qualifications do I need?

Unless you are a mature student, you will need to satisfy the University’s general entrance requirements as well as those set by the Academic Unit you wish to enter.

What qualifications do I need?

What qualifications do I need?

Our entry requirements vary from course to course.

Each Academic Unit sets its own entrance requirements, and you will usually be required to attain required grades, which are listed on the course pages. If you are taking other qualifications (including international qualifications), admissions tutors will be happy to advise you on entry requirements for their courses.

In the case of GCSE and GCE requirements all syllabuses approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) are usually acceptable. This includes modular syllabuses where they exist and have been approved by QCA. The same policy applies where named subjects are referred to in subject course requirements.

Access to Southampton

The University of Southampton is committed to recruiting talented students who have the potential to succeed at the University regardless of their educational or social background. We recognise that A-Level grades alone cannot tell us everything about an applicant's abilities or personal circumstances.

We have developed the Access to Southampton (A2S) scheme to provide special consideration and financial support to students who meet our eligibility criteria.

Find out more about Access to Southampton.