Clearing entry requirements

Please find our entry requirements below. If you can't find the answer to your query, you can email us at enquiries@keele.ac.uk where one of our team will be happy to help.

For many of our courses, we are interested in a broad range of qualities, not just your points on entry. We would 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.

For the majority of our courses we are looking for 80-96 UCAS tariff points from at least two A Levels or equivalent. Please note some of our courses have subject specific requirements (normally our Science and Health degrees) - subject specific requirements are detailed in the table below.

If you do not meet our entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees, you may be interested in one of our foundation year programmes. Entry requirements for our foundation years start from 40 UCAS Tariff points. However, we will also consider applicants who may not have traditional academic qualifications but have work experience or vocational qualifications. 

COURSES WITH SUBJECT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS  


*SH - Single Honours, CH - Combined Honours

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

Astrophysics (CH)

A Level Physics and Maths at least grade C or above. Please contact Admissions if you have either only one of these subjects at grade A/B or one at grade A/B and the other below C. 

HL 555 including Physics and Maths at 5. Please contact Admissions if you have one subject at HL 6

MMM 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 555 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

96 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 555 including Chemistry at 5 OR SL Chemistry at 5 plus 1 HL Science  at 5 

MMM plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

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

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

At least 2 A Levels including 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 555 including 1 Science at 5

MMM in Science subject

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

Biomedical Science (SH)

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

HL 555 including 2 Sciences at 5

MMM in Science subject

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

Bioengineering (Regenerative Medicine) 

Grades CCC or equivalent including A Level Chemistry or Biology at grade C or above

HL 555 including HL Biology and Chemistry

MMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

96 tariff points with 45 L3 credits at Merit or above. Must include 30 credits of Biology or Chemistry. Please contact Admissions. 

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

At least 2 A Levels including 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

MMM plus subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

96 UCAS tariff including 15 L3 credits at Distinction plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

 

Forensic and Analytical Investigation MSci (SH) 

 

At least 2 A Levels including A Level Chemistry or Biology at C or above

HL 555 including Chemistry or Biology at 5

MMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

96 UCAS tariff including a minimum of 30 L3 credits at Merit in Chemistry and/or Biology related units. Please contact Admissions

 

Forensic Science (SH and CH) 

 

At least 2 A Levels including A Level Chemistry or Biology at C or above

HL 555 including Chemistry or Biology at 5

MMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

96 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 30 L3 credits at Merit in Chemistry and/or Biology related units. Please contact Admissions

Forensic Science and Criminology (SH)

At least 2 A Levels including A Level Chemistry or Biology at C or above

HL 555 including Chemistry or Biology at 5

MMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

96 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 30 L3 credits at Merit in Chemistry and/or Biology related units. Please contact Admissions

Maths (CH) 

At least 2 A Levels including A Level Maths at C or above. Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject Maths is acceptable at M3

HL 555 including Maths at 5

MMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

96 UCAS tariff including subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

Maths (SH)

At least 2 A Levels including A Level Maths at B or above. Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject Maths is acceptable at M3

HL 555 including Maths at 6

MMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

96 UCAS tariff including subject specific requirements. Please contact Admissions

Maths with Integrated Masters MMaths (SH)

At least 2 A Levels including A Level Maths at B or above. Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject Maths is acceptable at M1

HL 644 including Maths at 6

DMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

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

Midwifery (Waiting list only)

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

Pass in Science Practical is required if taking A Level Biology.

32 to include one Higher Level Science subject at 6 AND successful interview DDM in a Health or Science subject AND successful interview. Access to HE Diploma in a Health or Science subject with 30 L3 credits at Distinction and 15 L3 credits at Merit AND successful interview

Natural Sciences BSc and MSci

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

HL 555 including 2 Science subjects at 5. Science subjects could include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths or Physics. 

MMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

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

Neuroscience (SH)

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

HL 555 including 2 Science subjects at 5

MMM in Science subject. Please contact Admissions

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

Neuroscience (CH)

At least 2 A Levels including 1 Science A Level at C or above (to include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Applied Science, Statistics and Sports Science)

HL 555 including 1 Science subject at 5

MMM in Science subject. Please contact Admissions

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

Nursing - 

Adult 

Children's (Full, No Vacancies) 

Learning Disability

Mental Health 

CCC / 96 UCAS points or equivalent AND successful interview

HL 555 AND successful interview 

MMM AND successful interview

 AND successful interview

Nursing with Health Foundation Year -

Adult 

Children's (Full, No Vacancies

Mental Health 

Learning Disability 

DDE is required from 3 A-levels and CC is required from 2 A-levels AND successful interview

Contact Admissions

Successful interview is required in addition to academic entry requirements

MPP AND successful interview

60 credits with at least 45 credits at Level 3 (equal to 64 UCAS Tariff points) AND successful interview

Paramedic Science (Waiting list only)

BBB AND successful interview

32 points AND successful interview

DDM AND successful interview

Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 122 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction AND successful interview

Pharmaceutical Science with Business

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

HL 554 including HL Biology or Chemistry at 5

MMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

88 tariff points with 45 L3 credits at Merit or above. Must include 30 credits of Biology or Chemistry. Please contact Admissions. 

Pharmaceutical Science with Business with Health Foundation Year

56 UCAS points

56 UCAS points

56 UCAS points

56 UCAS points

Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science

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

HL 554 including HL Biology or Chemistry at 5

MMM plus subject specific requirement. Please contact Admissions

88 tariff points with 45 L3 credits at Merit or above. Must include 30 credits of Biology or Chemistry. Please contact Admissions. 

Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science with Foundation Year

56 UCAS points

56 UCAS points

56 UCAS points

56 UCAS points

Pharmacy MPharm - 4 year 

BBC 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) AND Successful Interview

HL 655 including either Biology or Chemistry AND Successful Interview

DMM plus subject specific requirement, please contact Admissions AND Successful Interview 

112 tariff points with 30 L3 credits @ Distinction. 30 L3 credits are required in Biology or Chemistry, please contact Pharmacy Admissions AND Successful Interview

Pharmacy with Foundation Year 

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

HL 655 if no HL Chemistry or Biology at 5 OR 555 including HL Biology or Chemistry at 5

DMM if no subject specific requirement OR MMM plus subject specific requirements. Please contact  Admissions

112 tariff points with 30 L3 credits @ Distinction if no subject specific OR 96 Tariff points with 15 L3 credits @ Distinction if studied 30 or more L3 credits in Biology or Chemistry, please contact Admissions 

Physics (SH)

A level Physics and Maths at grade C or above

HL 555 including Physics and Maths at 5

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

Please contact Admissions 

Physics with Astrophysics (SH)

A level Physics and Maths at grade C or above

HL 555 including Physics and Maths at 5

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

Please contact Admissions 

Physics (CH)

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

HL 555 including Physics and Maths at 5

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

Please contact Admissions 

Physiotherapy (MSci) (Waiting List only)

ABB or A*BC or AAC including Biology, Human Biology or PE at B. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. A Pass in the science practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Biology (England) AND Successful Interview

IB Diploma 34 including HL Biology at 6 AND Successful Interview

DDD in Applied Human Biology, Health and Social Care, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science, or Applied Science (should include Physiology of Human Body Systems optional module). Please contact Admissions. AND Successful Interview

45 L3 credits including 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit. 15 of these to include topics relating to Human Biology / Anatomy / Physiology. Please contact Admissions. AND Successful Interview

Physiotherapy with Foundation Year (Waiting List only)

CCC including Biology, Chemistry or Physics OR BBC if no Biology, Chemistry or Physics.Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. AND Successful Interview

Please contact Admissions

Please contact Admissions

Please contact Admissions

Rehabilitation and Excercise Science 

CCC to exclude General Studies and Critiical Thinking.

HL 555

MMM  

96 UCAS tariff points including 15 L3 credits @ Distinction

Rehabilitation and Excercise Science with Health Foundation Year

48 UCAS points

48 UCAS points

48 UCAS points

48 UCAS points

Social Work

CCC or equivalent AND Successful Interview HL 555 AND Successful Interview MMM AND Successful Interview 96 tariff points including 15 L3 credits @ Distinction AND Successful Interview

Social Work with Health Foundation Year

56 UCAS points AND Successful Interview 56 UCAS Tariff AND Successful Interview 56 UCAS Tariff AND Successful Interview 56 UCAS tariff points AND Successful Interview

Veterinary Medicine with Foundation Year

BBB EXCLUDING Biology (this is not a suitable route for those who have/are taking A Level Biology).

And normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs at A/7 including Science and Additional Science (or Biology and Chemistry). With at least B/6 in English Language, Maths and Physics (if taken as a separate GCSE).

HL 664 DDM 120 UCAS tariff points

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.