Entry requirements for undergraduate degrees

Most of our undergraduate courses have their own entry requirements which can be seen on the relevant course page. There is also a standard set of requirements for undergraduate courses which you can see below.

We have a long tradition of welcoming applicants from a wide range of backgrounds taking a variety of qualifications and we're used to admitting students with a combination of qualifications including A levels, BTECs, Access to HE Diplomas and vocational qualifications.

We will take a pragmatic and supportive approach to your application, taking into account (where relevant) your personal statement, interview, portfolio and other information that demonstrates your potential to succeed at Herts.

A Level

The entry requirements for undergraduate degrees are given generally in UCAS Tariff points and you'll need at least 2 A levels (or equivalent qualification) to begin an undergraduate degree programme or at least one for a foundation degree.

Students in England will receive their A Level results on Tuesday 10 August. These grades will be submitted by your teachers and will be based on a range of evidence which could include mock exams, coursework and other assessment completed in class (your school will confirm what evidence they will use). All subjects will have optional assessments set by exam boards, but these won't contribute to your final grade.


Students in England will receive their BTEC results on Tuesday 10 August. You will not receive individual unit grades this year so this will no longer be a condition of any offer we've made you (even if it does still say this on your offer in UCAS Track). We will base our decision on the overall  grade through teacher assessment which we receive from UCAS. If you have any concerns about your offer please email ask@herts.ac.uk and include your full name and UCAS applicant ID.


Most courses require GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the old grading structure) and Science or Double Science where individually specified (or equivalent qualifications).

Please note that some courses may have different requirements but these will be listed on the individual course pages.

English language

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. This will be expressed in terms of IELTS although for the majority of our courses we are able to accept alternatives. Visit our International pages for more information.