Are you thinking of starting your course with us in 2023? Take a look at our handy table with the entry requirements for our 2023 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
Business, Economics, Maths, Accounting/Finance NOT required

We do not consider 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 (4)

Actuarial Science ABB-BBB
to include Maths
32
to include 5 HL Maths
 

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

American Studies BBB 32

BTEC: DDM-DMM

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

English

Minimum grade C (4)

Ancient and Medieval History BBB 32 BTEC: DDM-DMM 

English

Minimum grade C (4)

Ancient History BBB 32

BTEC: DDM-DMM

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

English

Minimum grade C (4)

Applied Medical Science

AAB-ABB

to include Biology plus at least one other STEM subject †

34

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 (4)

Biochemistry

BSc: AAB-BBB

 

to include Chemistry plus ideally one other STEM subject †

MSci: AAB

to include Chemistry plus ideally one other STEM subject †

BSc: 32

to include HL 6 in Chemistry plus ideally one other STEM subject †

MSci: 34

to include HL 6 in Chemistry plus ideally one other STEM subject †

BSc: BTEC
Distinction to Double Distinction
plus A level grade B Chemistry

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Biochemistry and Genetics

BSc: AAB-BBB

to include Biology and Chemistry

MSci: AAB

to include Biology and Chemistry

BSc: 32

to include HL grades in Biology and Chemistry

MSci: 34

to include HL grades in Biology and Chemistry

 

BSc: BTEC

Distinction to Double Distinction plus A Level grade B Biology and Chemistry 

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

 
Biology and Biological Sciences

ABB-BBB

to include Biology or Human Biology

Pass with 32 overall

to include 5 in HL Biology or Human Biology

BTEC: DDD

Accepted BTECs: Applied Science, Environmental Sustainability, Countryside Management

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Business Management

ABB-BBB

Business, Economics, Maths, Accounting/Finance NOT required

We do not consider 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 (4)

Chemistry

BSc: ABB-BBB

to include Chemistry. If not studying A Level Maths, GCSE Maths grade B (6) required.

 

MChem: AAB-ABB

to include Chemistry. If not studying A Level Maths, GCSE Maths grade B (6) required.

BSc: Pass with 32 overall

to include 5 in HL Chemistry and Maths

MChem: 34

to include 6 HL Chemistry and Maths

 

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Classical Studies BBB

32

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

English

Minimum grade C (4)

Computer Science

BSc: ABB-BBB

If not studying A Level Maths or Physics, must have GCSE Grade B (6) Maths

 

MEng/MSci: AAB-ABB

If not studying A Level Maths or Physics, must have GCSE Grade B (6) Maths

 

 

BSc: 32

overall with 5 in HL Maths

MSci: 34

overall with 6 in HL Maths

 

BSc: BTEC DDD

in IT or Computing. Grade B (6) GCSE Maths required.

MSci: D*DD

in IT or Computing. Grade B (6) GCSE Maths required

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Criminology Single and Joint Honours: AAB-BBB 32

BTEC: DDM

in a related subject

 
Early Childhood Studies & Early Childhood Studies with EYPS

BBB

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required

32-33

BTEC: DDM-DMM

CACHE extended diploma 120 points

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

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Economics

ABB-BBB

Business, Economics, Maths, Accounting/Finance NOT required

We do consider 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

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

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Education

BBB

Joint Honours:

Entry requirements and required subjects may differ

See course web page for full details

32

BTEC: DDM - DMM

CACHE extended diploma 120 points

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

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs

including English and Maths

Egyptology and Ancient History BBB 32

BTEC: DDM-DMM

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

English

Minimum grade C (4)

Engineering
(all degree programmes)

All Courses (except Materials Science Engineering):

BEng: ABB-BBB

to include Maths

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 ‘Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches’ or 5 at HL or 7 at SL in ‘Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation’ and 4 at HL or 5 at SL English Language

 

BTEC Extended Diploma

BEng: D*D*D

MEng: D*DD

in relevant subject with grade requirements for certain modules

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

BBB 32 If you do not qualify, please consider the Integrated Foundation Year

English

Minimum grade C (4) (for English Literature degrees)

English Literature with Creative Writing

BBB 32 If you do not qualify, please consider the Integrated Foundation Year

English

Minimum grade C (4) (for English Literature degrees)

English Literature

BBB 32 If you do not qualify, please consider the Integrated Foundation Year

English

Minimum grade C (4) (for English Literature degrees)

 
Environmental Geoscience

ABB-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

overall with 5 in HL Geography

BTEC: DDM

any subject plus A level grade B in Geography

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Environmental Science and the Climate Emergency

ABB-BBB

to include one of the following: Geography, Biology, Environmental Science, or Geology

 

32

overall with 5 in HL Maths 

BTEC: DDM

any subject plus grade B in A Level Geography

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

 
Genetics

BSc: AAB-BBB

to include Biology plus ideally one other STEM subject †

MSci: AAB

to include Biology plus ideally one other STEM subject †

BSc: 32

to include HL 6 in Biology plus ideally one other STEM subject †

MSci: 34

to include HL 6 in Biology plus ideally one other STEM subject †

BSc: BTEC

Distinction plus A level grade B Biology

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Geography

ABB-BBB

including Geography or a related subject is highly desirable (e.g. Sociology or World Development; Geology or Environmental Science; or an additional science subject)

32

to include 5 HL in Geography

BTEC: DDM

any subject plus A level grade B in Geography

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Geography and Geographical Information Science

ABB-BBB

including Geography or a related subject is highly desirable (e.g. Sociology or World Development; Geology or Environmental Science; or an additional science subject)

32

overall with 5 in HL Geography

BTEC: DDM

any subject plus grade B in A Level Geography or a related subject

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

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

Healthcare Science (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

Healthcare Science (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

 
Healthcare Science (Medical Engineering)

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

 
Healthcare Science (Neurophysiology)

BBB

to include Biology, Chemistry, Moths, 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

 
Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Physics, and Radiotherapy 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

 
Healthcare Science (Rehabilitation Engineering)

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 Science  

Healthcare Science (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

 
History BBB 32

BTEC: DDM-DMM

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

English

Minimum grade C (4) 

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  If you do not qualify, please consider the Integrated Foundation Year  
International Relations BBB 32

BTEC: DDM-DMM 

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

English

Minimum grade C (4)

Journalism, Media and Communications BBB 32 BTEC: DDM - DMM

English

Minimum grade C (4)

Law

AAB-BBB

or equivalent

32

BTEC: DDM

in a related subject

 
Leadership for Global Challenges

ABB-BBB

32

BTEC: DDM

or higher

 
Marine Biology

ABB-BBB

to include Biology or Human Biology

pass with 32 overall

to include 5 in HL Biology

BTEC: DDD

Accepted BTECs: Applied Science, Environmental Sustainability, Countryside Management

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Marketing

ABB-BBB

Business, Economics, Maths, Accounting/Finance NOT required

We do not consider 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 (4)

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  
Mathematics

BSc: ABB-BBB

to include Maths

MMath: AAB-ABB

to include Maths

BSc: 32

overall with 5 in HL Mathematics

MMath: 34

overall with 6 in HL Mathematics

BSc: BTEC DDM

any subject plus A level grade B in Mathematics

MMath: BTEC DDD

any subject plus A level grade B in Mathematics

English

Minimum grade C (4)

Media and Communication BBB 32

BTEC: DDM-DMM

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

English

Minimum grade C (4)

Medical Biochemistry

BSc: AAB-BBB

to include Chemistry plus one other STEM subject †

MSci: AAB

to include Chemistry plus one other STEM subject †

BSc: 32

to include HL 6 in Chemistry plus one other STEM subject † 

MSci: 34

to include HL 6 in Chemistry plus one other STEM subject †

BSc: BTEC Distinction to Double Distinction

plus A level grade B Chemistry

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Medical Genetics

BSc: AAB-BBB
to include Biology plus one other STEM subject †

MSci: AAB
to include Biology plus one other STEM subject †

BSc: 32

to include Biology plus one other STEM subject †

MSci: 34

to include Biology plus one other STEM subject †

BSc: BTEC Distinction to Double Distinction plus A level grade B Biology

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

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 †

BTEC Typically Double Distinction
with a strong Chemistry profile

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

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  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 (4)

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

BTEC: DDM-DMM 

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

English

Minimum grade C (4)

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

to include at least one modern foreign language A Level

32  

English

Minimum grade C (4)

Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting

BBB

to include at least one modern foreign language A-level

32

 

English

Minimum grade C (4)

Nursing – Adult, Child, Learning Disability, 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)

Occupational Therapy

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

Recognition of Prior Learning: Applications will be considered on an individual basis. As a University, we also have a recognition of prior learning policy to support widening access aims

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)

 
Operating Department Practice

BCC

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

28-30

Typical Access offer: 21 Distinctions, 18 Merits, 6 Passes

BTEC: DDM-DMM

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 or Physical Education

32

Typical Access offer: 24 Distinctions, 6 Merits, 15 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)

Paramedic Science

BBB

Science subjects would be an advantage

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

32

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: DDD-DDM

in level 3 Extended Diploma plus A Level Chemistry minimum grade B

English and Maths

Minimum grade C (4)

Philosophy BBB 32 BTEC: DDM-DMM 

English

Minimum grade C(4)

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) BBB 32-33 BTEC: DDM-DMM  

English

Minimum grade C(4)

Physics

BSc: ABB-BBB

to include Maths and Physics

MPhys: AAB-ABB

to include Maths and Physics

BSc: 32

overall with 5 in HL Maths and Physics

MPhys: 34

overall with 5 in HL Maths and Physics

 

English

Minimum grade C(4)

Politics BBB

32

BTEC: DDM-DMM 

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

English

Minimum grade C(4)

Population Health and Medical Sciences

AAB-BBB

to include Biology

33

to include HL 6 in Biology

BTEC: Distinction to Double Distinction

in relevant subject area

English and Maths

Minimum grade C(4)

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

BTEC: DDM - DMM

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

English

Minimum grade C(4)

Social Policy BBB 32-33

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

BTEC: DDM

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

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

Access Diploma: For Distinction and Merit profile contact study@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: 27 Distinctions, 15 Merits, and 3 Passes

BTEC: DDM

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

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

Tourism

ABB-BBB

Business, Economics, Maths, Accounting/Finance NOT required

We do not consider 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 (4)

Welsh (First Language Pathway) BBB    

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs

including Maths and English/Welsh

Welsh (Second Language Pathway)

BBB

to include Welsh A-Level

   

Minimum five grade A*- C / 9-4 GCSEs

including Maths and English/Welsh

Zoology

ABB-BBB

to include Biology or Human Biology

Pass with 32 overall

to include 5 HL Biology or Human Biology

BTEC: DDD

Accepted BTECs: Applied Science, Environmental Stability, Countryside Management

English and Maths Minimum grade C

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