Clearing entry requirements

Please find our entry requirements below. If you can't find the answer to your query then please contact the Admissions team on 01782 733000 / 01782 968751 or email admissions@keele.ac.uk

We are interested in a broad range of qualities, not just your points on entry. We would very much like to learn more about you, your interests, experience and motivation to study.

Whilst we may not be able to offer you your first choice we can talk to you about other options and maybe introduce you to some courses you haven't considered before, so if you have at least 72-80 UCAS tariff points from at least two A Levels or equivalent please contact us. Please note some of our courses have subject specific requirements, therefore see table below.

For all our Health courses please see the table below.

Foundation year courses provide students with an excellent introduction to study at Keele University. Entry to our foundation year programme is flexible and takes into account all aspects of experience and interest, not just academic, traditional academic qualifications may not be required. Call us on 01782 733000 or 01782 968751 to discuss the foundation year options available to you.


As well as the minimum 72-80 UCAS tariff point requirement from at least 2 A Levels or equivalent, some of our course have specific subject related entry requirements. An overview of these is shown below, if they are not listed then they don’t have any specific requirements.

SubjectA/AS level Subject requirementIB HL Certificates including subject specificBTECAccess Course Requirements

Astrophysics (CH)

A level Physics and Maths at least grade C. Please contact Admissions if you have one subject at grade A/B

HL 554 including Physics and Maths at 5

DDD must include sufficient Physics and Maths units. Please contact Admissions

Please contact Admissions 

Biochemistry (SH)

AS Level Chemistry grade C or above plus 2 Science A Levels grade C OR A Level Chemistry grade C plus 1 further Science grade C. (Sciences to include Applied Science, Biology, Physics, Maths, Human Biology, Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, Statistics and Psychology)

HL 554 including Chemistry and another Science at 5 OR SL Chemistry at 5 plus 2 HL Sciences at 5 

MMM plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

80 UCAS tariff including 30 L3 credits at Merit plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

Biochemistry (CH)

AS Level Chemistry grade C or above plus 1 Science A Level grade C OR A Level Chemistry grade C. (Sciences to include Applied Science, Biology, Physics, Maths, Human Biology, Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, Statistics and Psychology).

HL 554 including Chemistry at 5 OR SL Chemistry at 5 plus 1 HL Science  at 5 

MMM plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

80 UCAS tariff including 15 L3 credits at Merit plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

Biology (SH and CH) and Human Biology (CH)

1 Science A Level grade C (to include Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Applied Science, Statistics, Sports Science and Psychology)

HL 554 including 1 Science at 5

MMM in Science subject

80 UCAS tariff including 15 L3 credits at Merit in a Science subject

Biomedical Science (SH)

2 Science A Levels grade C (to include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Human Biology, Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, Statistics and Psychology)

HL 554 including 2 Sciences at 5

MMM in Science subject

80 UCAS tariff including 30 L3 credits at Merit in Science subjects 

Chemistry (SH and CH) and MChem Chemistry with Integrated Masters and Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (BSc and MChem) and Medicinal Chemistry (CH)

A level Chemistry at grade C or above. A Pass in Science Practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Chemistry (England)

HL 555 including Chemistry at 5

DDD plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

122 UCAS tariff including 30 L3 credits at Distinction plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

English Literature (SH & CH) and English and American Literature (SH) and English Literature and Creative Writing (SH)

A level grade C in English Language, English Lit, English Lit and Language combined or Drama and Theatre Studies (AQA)

HL 544 including English at 5

MMM to include a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Performing Arts or Advanced Practice in Early Years Education or Creative Media Production

80 UCAS tariff including 15 L3 credits at Merit in English

 

Forensic and Analytical Investigation MSci (SH) 

 

A Level Chemistry or Biology at C 

HL 555 including Chemistry or Biology at 5

DDD plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

122 UCAS Tariff  including a minimum of 30 L3 credits at Distinction in Chemistry and/or Biology related units. Please contact Admissions

 

Forensic Science (SH and CH) 

 

A Level Chemistry or Biology at C

HL 555 including Chemistry or Biology at 5

DDD plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

122 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 L3 credits at Distinction in Chemistry and/or Biology related units. Please contact Admissions

 

Forensic Science and Criminology (SH)

A Level Chemistry or Biology at C 

HL 555 including Chemistry or Biology at 5

DDD plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

122 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 L3 credits at Distinction in Chemistry and/or Biology related units. Please contact Admissions

Health and Wellbeing

DDD

HL 444

MMP

72 UCAS tariff including 15 L3 credits @ Distinction

Health and Wellbeing with Health Foundation Year

48 UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS Tariff

Maths (SH and CH) 

A Level Maths at C. Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject Maths is acceptable at M3

HL 554 including Maths at 5

MMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

80 UCAS tariff including 15 L3 credits at Merit plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

Maths with Integrated Masters MMaths (SH)

A level Maths at B. Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject Maths is acceptable at M1

HL 644 including Maths at 6

DMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

80 UCAS tariff including 15 L3 credits @ Distinction plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

 

 

 
 
 

Midwifery

ABB including Biology, Human Biology, Health and Social Care, Psychology or Sociology AND successful interview

IB Diploma 27 including one HL Science at 6 AND successful interview  DDM In a Health or Science BTEC AND successful interview

At least 30 Level three credits at Distinction and 15 Level three credits at Merit.

A minimum of 18 Level 3 credits from Health or Science related subjects. AND successful interview

Natural Sciences BSc and MSci

2 Science A Levels at C  or 3 Science A Levels at D (to include Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Physics, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology) 

HL 655 including 2 Science subjects at 6/5. Science subjects could include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths or Physics. 

DDD plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

112 UCAS tariff including 15 L3 credits @ Distinction 30 @ Merit  plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions.

Neuroscience (SH)

2 Science A Levels at C (to include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Applied Science, Statistics and Sports Science)

HL 554 including 2 Science subjects at 5

MMM in Science subject. Please contact Admissions

80 UCAS tariff including 30 L3 credits at Merit plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

Neuroscience (CH)

1 Science A Level at C (to include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Applied Science, Statistics and Sports Science)

HL 554 including 1 Science subject at 5

MMM in Science subject. Please contact Admissions

80 UCAS tariff including 15 L3 credits at Merit plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

Nursing -

Adult

Children's (no vacancies)

Mental Health

CCD (excluding General Studies and Critical thinking) or equivalent AND successful interview

 Contact Nursing Admissions AND successful interview

MMM in a Health or Science subject AND successful interview

88 UCAS Tariff AND successful interview

Nursing - 

Learning Disability

CDD (excluding General Studies and Critical thinking) or equivalent AND successful interview

Contact Nursing Admissions AND successful interview

MMP in a Health or Science subject AND successful interview

80 UCAS Tariff AND successful interview

Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business

CCD including Biology or Chemistry grade C A Pass in at least one science practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Biology or Chemistry (England)

IB Diploma 26 including HL Biology or Chemistry at 5

DMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Pharmacy Admissions

104 Tariff points with 15 L3 credits @ Distinction plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Pharmacy Admissions

Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business with Health Foundation Year

48 UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS Tariff

Pharmacy (4 year & 5 year MPharm)

ABB including Biology OR Chemistry. A Pass in at least one science practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Biology or Chemistry (England)

IB Diploma 34 with HL 6 in either Biology or Chemisty

DDD plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

33 L3 credits @ Distinction and 12 L3 credits @ Merit plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

Pharmacy with Foundation Year

BBC if no Chemistry or Biology OR CCD including Chemistry OR Biology at C

IB Diploma 30 if no HL Chemistry or Biology at 5 or IB Diploma 26 including HL Biology or Chemistry at 5 

DMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contanct Admissions

122 Tariff points including 30 L3 credits @ Distinction or higher

Physics (SH)

A level Physics and Maths at least grade C. 

HL 554 including Physics and Maths at 5

DDD must include sufficient Physics and Maths units. Please contact Admissions

Please contact Admissions 

Physics with Astrophysics (SH)

A level Physics and Maths at least grade C.

HL 554 including Physics and Maths at 5

DDD must include sufficient Physics and Maths units. Please contact Admissions

Please contact Admissions 

Physics (CH)

A level Physics and Maths at least grade C. Please contact Admissions if you have one subject at grade A/B

HL 554 including Physics and Maths at 5

DDD must include sufficient Physics and Maths units. Please contact Admissions

Please contact Admissions 

Physiotherapy (MSci)

ABB or A*BC or AAC including Biology, Human Biology or PE at B. A Pass in the science practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Biology (England)

IB Diploma 34 including HL Biology at 6

Please contact Physiotherapy Admissions

Please contact Physiotherapy Admissions

Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)   

BBB - ABC to include A-level Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. A Pass in Science Practical will be required if taking A-level Biology, Chemistry or Physics (England)

32 IB Diploma points to include Higher Level 6 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.   

DDM to be taken in Applied Science or a Science related subject   

Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction and 15 L3 credits at Merit.

At least 45 credits at Level 3 (15 of these to include topics relating to Human Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics).

 

Rehabilitation and Excercise Science         

CCD to exclude General Studies and Critiical Thinking.

IB Diploma 26

MMM  

88 UCAS Tariff points including 15 L3 credits @ Distinction

Rehabilitation and Excercise Science with Health Foundation Year

48 UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS Tariff

Social Work

CDD or equivalent IB Diploma 26  MMP 80 UCAS Tariff points including 15 L3 credits @ Distinction

Social Work with Health Foundation Year

48 UCAS Tariff AND Successful Interview 48 UCAS Tariff AND Successful Interview 48 UCAS Tariff AND Successful Interview 48 UCAS Tariff AND Successful Interview

We will consider International Baccalaureate, BTEC and Access to HE applicants for places on our courses that have vacancies from early July. If you are holding A level qualifications or any other qualifications, please contact us to discuss your grades and preferred course.

If you are seeking information on the offer level for a combined honours course you should look at the offer levels for BOTH subjects: if one subject has a higher offer level this is the one which will apply. Any subject specific requirements for BOTH courses will apply.

We always look for talented students who can demonstrate they could benefit from the distinctive Keele experience.