Entry requirements for undergraduate degrees

There are two types of entry requirements for undergraduate courses – standard and contextual. All of our undergraduate courses have their own entry requirements which can be seen on the relevant course page.


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.


We understand everyone's journey is unique. That's why, when we look at your application, we consider more than just your grades. If you meet our criteria, you will receive a ‘contextual offer’ from our admissions team. There is nothing you need to do; this will happen automatically.

A contextual offer is a reduction of up to one grade below our standard entry requirements, equivalent to 8 UCAS points.