A levels: BBB but in subjects that do not allow direct entry to a degree programme. Some may only have one science subject, rather than two.
GCSEs: Five GCSEs at grade 5 (B) or above, including maths plus biology and chemistry or science (double) or science and additional science or core and applied science plus English language, grade 4 (C) or above*. Applicants must not have qualifications that would normally permit entry to a science degree.
*Grade 5 (B) is needed in English language if you wish to progress to medical physiology and therapeutics, physiotherapy, sport rehabilitation, or pharmacy.
Students with other qualifications including BTEC and Access courses will be considered on an individual basis.
English language requirements
IELTS* 5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in any element)
For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.
*International students who need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK must have an UKVI approved IELTS/Secure English Language Test (SELT), from the new SELT list to make a visa application.
If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.
Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.
Flexible admissions policy
In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, the University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy
. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures
for more information.
Notes for applicants
If you are a UK or EU applicant, you will need to apply via UCAS in accordance with deadlines set by UCAS.