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For entry to our foundation programmes we require Iraqi students to have completed the General Secondary School Certificate with an overall grade of 75%, with 75% in specific subjects depending on the course applied for.
We offer foundation courses for international students who are not qualified for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.
These courses are available at the University of Nottingham International College, just next to University Park Campus, in partnership with Kaplan International Colleges.
Find out more about the courses, entry requirements and progression options on Kaplan's website:
Applications and enquiries for these courses are handled by Kaplan and the college.
International foundation courses
Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.
Students taking the Al-Thanawaya Al-Amah (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or American High School Diploma (no APs or SAT IIs) are usually required to take a foundation course.
Applicants who have completed one or two years of higher education study from a recognised university in Iraq may be considered for year one entry to an undergraduate programme provided they have achieved at least 65%.
Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.
Students taking APs or SATs should refer to our entry requirements for the USA.
We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.
Applicants should hold a bachelors degree of a good standard from a recognised university, usually in a relevant subject area. Check course details in our Postgraduate Prospectus to see whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.
Our entry requirements for degrees from Iraqi universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. The summary below is provided as guidance but requirements may vary for individual courses and we do require higher grades from some universities.
Upper Second Class (2:1)
Lower Second Class (2:2)
Medical degrees are graded more strictly; therefore 60% in a Medical degree is considered equivalent to 2:1 and 55% for 2:2.
Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.
For entry to PhD programmes we require a bachelors degree with an overall grade of 65% (60% for medical graduates), plus a good masters degree from a recognised university.
You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.
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