Our preference is for a broad mix of traditional academic subjects. We expect applicants to offer at least two full A-levels or IBDP Higher Levels in these subjects, although typically applicants will apply with three or four.
Students offering a narrow combination of subjects may be less competitively considered. Economics, Business Studies and one other, or English Language, English Literature and one other are examples of narrow subject combinations.
Where we have reason to believe a student has significant prior exposure to a language, we may exclude a language learning qualification from any offer we make. Please see our Language qualifications information.
Several of our degree programmes are highly mathematical and therefore demand evidence of a high level of mathematical proficiency from applicants. A-level or Higher Level Mathematics (or the equivalent qualification) is therefore required for these programmes. Several of our degrees may also require or recommend A-level Further Maths, if it is offered by your school or college. Please see our Admissions information and the ‘Entry requirements’ section on individual degree programme pages for further guidance.
For details of subjects classified as ‘traditional academic/generally preferred’, subject combination guidance, our Mathematics and Further Mathematics requirements please see our Admissions information webpage.