A-level: ABB or above, or equivalent excluding critical thinking and general studies.
To be considered for admissions to this extended degree, the subject range of these qualifications must not match that required by the discipline you wish to study at degree level.
GCSE: English and science at grade C/4 or above and GCSE mathematics at grade B/6 or above, or equivalent.
The Extended Project (EPQ) will be considered alongside A Levels.
T Levels will be considered on a case by case basis.
Access to HE Diploma
60 credits overall with 45 graded credits at Level 3, with the majority of credits at Distinction and no credits below Merit
Distinction, Distinction, Merit
Irish Leaving Certificate (higher Level)
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB at Advanced Highers (A.H.) and AABBB in Highers - or - B in A.H. and AAABB in Highers - or - AABBBB in Highers.
Accepted, with 2 A-levels
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
Alternative entry scheme for Mature applicants
If you are a mature applicant (over 21 at the point of entry) and you don't have the required GCSE qualifications you can complete our Alternative Entry Scheme (subject to meeting the eligibility for the Scheme). As part of this you may be asked to take tests in English and maths. Contact the Lifelong Learning Centre for more information.
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
For guidance on applying to a Lifelong Learning Centre course, visit out admissions guidance page.
Please mention on your personal statement the area you want to progress to.
Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions team. If you’re successful you’ll be invited to a half day selection day. This will include a 30 minute maths exam and an interview.
If you’re made an offer you’ll be asked to engage with KickStart. This is a pre-entry programme designed to ease your move into studying at the University of Leeds. You’re welcome to contact us for further information.
Lifelong Learning Centre Admissions Policy 2022
UK: See fees section below
Tuition fees for UK students starting in 2022/23
For UK full-time students starting in 2022, the fee for 2022/23 will be £9,250.
The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by the Government and may vary if policy changes.
There are no upfront fees to pay. All eligible students are able to borrow the entire cost of tuition fees making study free at the point of entry, with good repayment terms. You are eligible if you are studying for 30+ credits per year on a programme which is at a higher level than any qualification you already hold. Previous study in Higher Education may affect your eligibility.
Additional cost information
<p>Up to £10 to support scientific research project costs in the skills module.</p>
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.
Depending on your circumstances, non-repayable financial support including a fee discount is available from the Leeds Financial Support scheme.