Most of our undergraduate courses have their own specific entry requirements which you can find on the page for that course in our online prospectus.
However, the University has a standard set of requirements for Undergraduate courses which you can see below.
UCAS Tariff points
The University requires you to have at least 2 A Levels (or equivalent) to begin an Honours undergraduate degree programme or at least one for a Foundation degree. The entry requirements for undergraduate degrees are given generally in UCAS Tariff points.
Tariff points allow you to
You can add together and count all your point scores from different qualifications including A Levels, the International Baccalaureate, BTEC and Advanced Diplomas.
However, you may not double count the same or similar qualifications. If you obtain a points score for A Level, you cannot count the points for AS in the same subject.
If you obtain a points score for Scottish Advanced Higher, you cannot count the points for Higher in the same subject.
You can find information about which qualifications are included and how to add up your tariff points in the UCAS Tariff Table.
You will find the tariff points and specific entry requirements for each degree programme in the course description for the course you want to apply for.
Use our course search to find your course.
To achieve the UCAS tariff points required, you will normally need:
|Award ||Entry requirements |
|Foundation degrees||Minimum of one GCE A Level BTEC National Certificate/Diploma Access course or equivalent|
|Full-time and sandwich first degrees||Minimum of two GCE/VCE A Levels BTEC National Certificate/Diploma Access course or equivalent|
Although our standard offers are given in terms of the UCAS Tariff, we welcome applications from people holding equivalent qualifications which have not yet been incorporated into the Tariff (e.g. Access to HE courses).
Extended Project Qualification
We welcome students who are studying the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) as part of the Advanced Diploma or as a standalone qualification. We offer a Research Skills day to year 12/13 students who are taking the EPQ, find out more about the Research Skills Day.
All courses require GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications).
The University is actively involved in the development of Diplomas and we expect them to be an excellent preparation for Higher Education. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from students who are studying for Diplomas.
Returning to study
If you have prior higher education or equivalent work experience, we may be able to take this into account and allow you to enter your chosen course at an advanced level.
For example, if you have an HND in an appropriate subject and want to achieve an Honours degree, you may be considered for exemption from the first two years of a full-time degree (Level 4 and Level 5 studies).
You may also be awarded credit for relevant prior learning such as previous courses studied, or your industrial, professional or other experience.
For example, if you have an HND you might be able to study part-time to 'top-up' to an Honours degree in two years.
Please email us using the ‘Contact us’ link on your chosen course information page if you think this may apply to you.
Clearly identify the course you are interested in and the nature of your prior learning. Your enquiry will be forwarded to the course team for consideration.
English language requirements
Overseas and European students are required to demonstrate suitable levels of English language competence.
All international students are tested when they arrive at the University of Hertfordshire.
If the result of this test shows that you could benefit from English language classes, you may be required to attend one of these.
Undergraduates must reach a minimum of IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 (IBT 79) or equivalent.