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 Higher Education 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. This way, we are able to give you an individually tailored offer, within the bounds of the course tariff range.

A Level

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

T Level

The University of Hertfordshire welcomes the new T Level qualification for entry for some courses. Our website will be updated with further information soon, but in the meantime please email ask@herts.ac.uk with your predicted entry qualifications and course of interest for more details.


BTEC (Diploma and Extended Diploma) qualifications (QCF - known as Nationals) are accepted both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. The Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma and 90 Credit Diploma need to be studied in combination to equal the Diploma.

BTEC specialist qualifications (QCF) are accepted both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. You'll need to have studied at least two specialist Diplomas (or equivalent).


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.