- AAB - including chemistry and at least one further science A level from biology, maths or physics
- A pass in the practical element of science subjects is required.
- The third A level can be chosen from a wide range of subjects
- General studies, critical thinking and citizenship are not accepted
- GCSE maths, 7 or above
- GCSE English, 4 or above
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
IGCSE First Language English grade B
IGCSE Second Language English grade A
For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.
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.
Irish Leaving Certificate: five subjects at Higher Level including chemistry and a second science from biology, maths or physics; our typical offer is AAABB.
Scottish qualifications: Advanced Highers grades AA in chemistry and a second science from biology, maths and physics plus 5 suitable Highers grades AABBB.
Welsh Baccalaureate: Advanced Diploma with either a pass or grade A/B in the core and two A level grades AA/AB in chemistry and a second science from maths, biology or physics.
BTEC National Diploma: grades equivalent to our typical A level offer, with distinctions in key subjects like applied chemistry or pharmaceutical sciences and A level chemistry.
International Students are advised to take a look at our International Office pages for country specific entry requirements.
Mature applicants and graduate entry
Mature students should meet the same requirements as other candidates. Graduates in an appropriate subject with at least a 2:1 honours degree (GPA 3.0) will also be considered.
For details of alternative qualifications accepted by the University, see alternative qualifications page.
If you have a combination of qualifications, or would like advice on qualifications not covered here, please contact the school directly.
Science Foundation Certificate
International students only
International students (non-EU) who do not have the required qualifications or grades to go directly onto an undergraduate degree course, may be interested in the Science Foundation Certificate delivered through The University of Nottingham International College. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met.
Science with Foundation Year
Home, EU and international students
If you have achieved high grades in your A levels (or equivalent qualifications) but do not meet the current subject entry requirements for direct entry to your chosen undergraduate course, you may be interested in our one year science foundation programme. Applicants must also demonstrate good grades in previous relevant science subjects to apply. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met.
Flexible admissions policy
In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy
. We consider applicants’ circumstances and broader achievements as part of the assessment process, but do not vary the offer from the grades advertised as a result of these. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures
for more information.