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Are you thinking of starting your course with us in 2021? Take a look at our handy table with the entry requirements for our 2021 entry undergraduate courses. We have listed the courses alphabetically to make it easy for you to find your course.

CourseA level (or equivalent) typical offerInternational BaccalaureateAlternative typical offerGCSE or equivalent
Accounting and Finance

ABB-BBB
from any subject (excluding General Studies

32-33 BTEC: DDM or higher
Non-native English speakers must achieve 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent
English and Maths Minimum grade C
Actuarial Science AAA
to include Maths
36
to include 6 HL Maths
  English and Maths Minimum grade C
American Studies BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C
Ancient and Medieval History BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C
Ancient History BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C
Applied Medical Science AAB-ABB
to include Biology plus at least one other STEM subject †
33
to include HL 6 in Biology and one other STEM subject †
BTEC: D* D* D
with a strong Biology profile
English and Maths Minimum grade C
Audiology BBB
to include one A Level in Maths, Biology or Chemistry Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an occupational health check required
32

Typical Access to Science offer:
Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. We do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing

BTEC: DDD

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English, Maths and Science
Biochemistry

BSc: AAB-BBB

MSci: AAB
to include Chemistry and ideally Biology

BSc: 32-34

MSci: 34
to include HL 6 in Chemistry and ideally Biology

BSc: BTEC
Distinction to Double Distinction
plus A level grade B Chemistry
English and Maths
Minimum grade C
Biology and Biological Sciences ABB-BBB
to include Biology or Human Biology
32-33
to include 5 in HL Biology or Human Biology
BTEC: DDM
plus at least one GCSE grade B in Science Only science-based BTECs will be considered
(excluding Animal Management and Health Science)
English and Maths
Minimum grade C
Business Management

ABB-BBB
from any subject (excluding General Studies

32-33

BTEC: DDM or higher

Non-native English speakers must achieve 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent

English and Maths
Minimum grade C
Cardiac Physiology

BBB
to include Biology

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an occupational health check required

32

Typical Access to Science offer:
Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. We do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing

BTEC: DDD

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science
Chemistry

BSc: AAB-BBB

MChem: AAA-AAB
to include Chemistry and one other Science or Maths subject

BSc: 32-34

MChem: 34-36
to include 6 HL Chemistry

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English
Minimum grade C

Maths
Minimum grade B (6)

Classics and Classical Civilisation BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C
Computer Science

BSc: AAB-BBB

MEng/MSci: AAA-AAB

BSc: 32-34

MEng/MSci: 34-36
to include at least 5 HL or 6 SL Maths

BTEC in either Computing or Information Technology: DDD

See course web page for more details

English
Minimum grade C

Maths
Minimum grade B (6)

Criminology Single and Joint Honours: ABB-BBB 32 BTEC: DDM
in a related subject
 
Early Childhood Studies
Early Childhood Studies with EYPS
BBB
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
32-33

BTEC: DDM - DMM

CACHE extended diploma 120 points

English and Maths Minimum grade C
Economics

ABB-BBB
from any subject (excluding General Studies

32-33 BTEC: DDM or higher
Non-native English speakers must achieve 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent
English and Maths Minimum grade C
Education

BBB

Joint Honours:
Entry requirements and required subjects may differ

See course web page for full details

32-33

BTEC: DDM - DMM

CACHE extended diploma 120 points

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs including English and Maths
Egyptology BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C
Engineering
(all degree programmes)

All Courses (except Materials Science Engineering):

BEng: ABB-BBB

MEng: AAB 
(to include Maths)

Materials Science and Engineering
BEng: ABB-BBB

MEng: AAB

BEng: 32

MEng: 34
to include 5 at HL or 6 at SL Maths and 4 at HL or 5 at SL English Language

 

If you do not qualify, please consider the Integrated Foundation Year Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied. Applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades taken into account.
English-Chinese Translation and Interpreting BBB 32-33

Only available to native or near-native speakers of Chinese Mandarin

BBB at A level or HKDSE levels 443 (including a minimum of 3 in English and Chinese)

Applicants from China should have at least one year suitable study after their High School Certificate e.g. foundation or degree, plus IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each component)

 

English Language, Applied linguistics and TESOL

English Literature with Creative Writing

English Literature

BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C (for English Literature degrees)
Environmental Geoscience AAB-BBB
Geography or a related subject is highly desirable e.g. Sociology or World Development; Geology or Environmental Science; or an additional science subject
BSc: 32-34
to include 5 HL Geography
BTEC: DDD-DDM
plus A level grade B in Geography or a related subject
English and Maths
Minimum grade C
Genetics

BSc: AAB-BBB
include Biology and ideally Chemistry

MSci: AAB
to include Biology and ideally Chemistry

BSc: 32-34

MSci: 34
to include HL 6 in Biology and ideally Chemistry

BSc: BTEC
Distinction plus A level grade B Biology
English and Maths
Minimum grade C
Geography AAB-BBB
Geography or a related subject is highly desirable (e.g. Sociology or World Development; Geology or Environmental Science; or an additional science subject)
32-34
to include 5 HL in Geography
BTEC: DDD-DDM
plus A level grade B in Geography or a related subject
English and Maths
Minimum grade C
Geography and Geographical Information Science AAB-BBB
Geography or a related subject is highly desirable (e.g. Sociology or World Development; Geology or Environmental Science; or an additional science subject)
32-34
to include 5 HL in Geography
BTEC: DDD-DDM
plus A level grade B in Geography or a related subject
English and Maths
Minimum grade C
Health and Social Care BBB-BBC 30-32 Typical Access offer:
21 Distinctions, 18 Merits, 6 passes
BTEC: DDM-DMM
Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English and Maths
History BBB 32-33    
Humanities
(Part-time)
You do not need formal qualifications as all applications are considered on their own merit    You may be able to use previous undergraduate level credits or prior learning which we consider appropriate and relevant. Applicants must attend interview and submit a personal statement of up to 500 words  
International Relations BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C
Journalism, Media and Communications BBB 32-33 BTEC: DDM - DMM English
Minimum grade C
Law AAB-BBB
or equivalent
32 BTEC: DDM in a related subject  
Marine Biology ABB-BBB
to include Biology or Human Biology
32-33
to include 5 HL Biology or Human Biology
BTEC: DDD plus at least one GCSE grade B in Science. Only science-based BTECs will be considered (excluding Animal Management and Health Science) English and Maths
Minimum grade C
Marketing

ABB-BBB
from any subject (excluding General Studies

32-33

BTEC: DDM or higher

Non-native English speakers must achieve 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent

English and Maths
Minimum grade C
Maternity Care Although there are no specific entry requirements, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of maternity care and your ability and commitment to study at this level   You must be 18 or over and should apply directly to the College of Human and Health Sciences. You must complete an application form and submit it alongside a 500-word supporting statement. Apply directly to the College of Human and Health Sciences: chhsadmissions@swansea. ac.uk  
Maths

BSc: AAB-ABB
to include Maths

MMath: AAA
to include Maths

BSc: 32-34

MMath: 36
to include HL 6 in Maths

BSc: BTEC DDM plus A level grade B in Mathematics

MMath: BTEC DDD plus A level grade B in Mathematics

English
Minimum grade C
Media and Communication BBB 32-33 BTEC: DDM - DMM English
Minimum grade C
Medical Biochemistry

BSc: AAB-BBB
to include Chemistry and ideally Biology

MSci: AAB
to include Chemistry and ideally Biology

BSc: 32-34

MSci: 34
to include HL 6 in Chemistry and ideally Biology

BSc: BTEC Distinction to Double Distinction plus A level grade B Chemistry English and Maths Minimum grade C
Medical Genetics

BSc: AAB-BBB
to include Chemistry and ideally Biology

MSci: AAB
to include Biology and Chemistry

BSc: 32-34

MSci:34
to include HL 6 in Biology and Chemistry

BSc: BTEC Distinction to Double Distinction plus A level grade B Biology and Chemistry English and Maths Minimum grade C
Medical Pharmacology AAB-BBB
to include Chemistry and one other STEM subject †
32-34
to include HL 6 in Chemistry and one other STEM subject &dagger
BTEC Typically Double Distinction
with a strong Chemistry profile
English and Maths Minimum grade C
Medicine - Graduate Entry Medicine
MB BCh
2:1 (Bachelor’s degree in any subject area)
GAMSAT: All candidates must sit the GAMSAT before applying. (GAMSAT and MCAT considered for international) See course web page for full details
 

Merit or distinction (equivalent to 2:1 or first) in an integrated undergraduate Master’s degree

Lower second (2:2) PLUS a Postgraduate Master’s or PhD

See course web page for full details

English and Maths Minimum grade C IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in speaking and 6.5 in listening, reading and writing (before applying)
Medieval Studies BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C
Midwifery

BBB

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an occupational health check required

32

Typical Access offer: 30 Distinctions, 15 Merits

BTEC: DDD
A combination of BTEC Distinction and grade B A levels may be accepted See course web page for full details

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English, Maths and Double Science (or a traditional science subject such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
Modern Languages BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C.
A GCSE in a modern foreign language is preferable but not essential
Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting BBB
to include at least one modern foreign language A-level
32-33   English
Minimum grade C
Neurophysiology

BBB
to include Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an occupational health check required

32

Typical Access to Science offer:
Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. We do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing

BTEC: DDD

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English, Maths and a Physical Science or Double Award Science
Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy Physics, Radiation Physics BBB
to include Maths or Physics Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an occupational health check required
32

Typical Access to Science offer:
Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. We do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing

BTEC: DDD

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English, Maths and Science
Nursing – Adult, Child and Mental Health BBB
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an occupational health check required
32

Typical Access offer:
24 Distinctions, 18 Merits, 3 Passes

BTEC: DDM

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English, Maths and Double Science (or a traditional science subject such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
Osteopathy BBB
to include a Biological Science
32

Typical Access offer: 27 Distinctions, 15 Merits, 3 Passes

BTEC: DDD

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English, Maths and a Biological or Double Award Science
Paramedic Science BBB
Science subjects would be an advantage
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an occupational health check required
26

Typical Access offer: 24 Distinctions, 18 Merits and 3 Passes

BTEC: DDM

Must have full driving licence category B with a max 3 penalty points. Provisional C1 licence will be required when starting the course

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English, Maths and a Physical Science or Double Award Science
Pharmacy

ABB-BBB
to include Chemistry and one other STEM subject †.

Welsh Baccalaureate will be considered in lieu of a 3rd A-level

32-34 must include HL 6 in Chemistry and HL 5 in one other STEM subject BTEC qualifications with a strong Chemistry profile considered English and Maths Minimum grade C
Philosophy BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C
Physics

BSc: AAB-BBB
to include Maths and Physics

MPhys: AAA-AAB
to include Maths and Physics

BSc: 32-34
to include at least 6 in HL Maths and 5 in HL Physics

MPhys: 34-36
to include at least 6 in HL Maths and 6 in HL Physics

  English and Maths Minimum grade C
Politics BBB 32-33   English
Minimum grade C
Population Health and Medical Sciences AAB-BBB
to include Biology and relevant subject areas
32-34
to include HL 6 in Biology
BTEC: Distinction to Double Distinction
in relevant subject area
English and Maths Minimum grade C
Psychology

Single Honours: AAB-ABB

Joint Honours: ABB-BBB

If you studied A level Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology, typical offer: ABB

Single Honours: 33-34 Joint

Honours: 32-33

Typical Access offer:
27 distinctions and 15 merits

BTEC: DDD - DDM

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English and Maths
Public Relations and Media BBB 32-33 BTEC: DDM - DMM English
Minimum grade C
Respiratory and Sleep Physiology

BBB
to include Biology, Physics or Maths

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an occupational health check required

32

Typical Access to Science offer:
Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. We do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing

BTEC: DDD

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English, Maths and Science
Social Policy ABB-BBB 32-33

Typical Access offer: 27 Distinctions, 15 Merits, 3 Passes

BTEC: DDM

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English and Maths
Social Sciences

AAB-ABB

If you studied A level Sociology, Politics, Psychology, typical offer: ABB

33-34

Typical Access offer: 33 Distinctions, 9 Merits, 5 Passes

BTEC: DDM

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English and Maths
Social Work BBC 30-32

Access Diploma: For Distinction and Merit profile contactstudy@swansea.ac.uk

BTEC: DDM

Minimum 455 hours direct social care work or voluntary experience required at the point of application

Minimum grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English and Maths or the equivalent Key Skills 2 qualifications
Sociology AAB-ABB
If you studied A level Sociology, Politics, Psychology, typical offer: ABB
33-34

Typical Access offer: 33 Distinctions, and 9 Merits and 5 Passes from level 3 subjects

BTEC: DDM

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs
including English and Maths
Sport and Exercise Science AAB-BBB 32
to include 4 at HL or 5 at SL English Language
  Recommended subjects: Sciences, Maths, PE and Psychology
Sport and Social Science AAB-BBB 32
to include 4 at HL or 5 at SL English Language
  Recommended subjects: PE, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy/ Ethics
Tourism

ABB-BBB
from any subject (excluding General Studies

32-33

BTEC: DDM or higher

Non-native English speakers must achieve 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent

English and Maths Minimum grade C
War and Society BBB 32-33 BTEC: DDM-DMM English
Minimum grade C
Welsh BBB 32-33   English/Welsh
Minimum grade C
Zoology ABB-BBB
to include Biology or Human Biology
32-33
to include 5 HL Biology or Human Biology

If you do not qualify, please consider the Integrated Foundation Year scheme

BTEC: DDD plus at least one GCSE grade B in Science. Only science-based BTECs will be considered (excluding Animal Management and Health Science)

English and Maths Minimum grade C

† STEM subjects accepted include Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Psychology