Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

If you are studying for Portuguese qualifications, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Portugal.

UK requirement (A-level)

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários equivalent

A*AA

18

AAA

17

AAB

17

ABB

16

BBB

16

BBC 16
BCC 15
CCC 15

Subject requirements

For courses that have specific subject requirements at A-level:

UK subject requirement (A-level)

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários equivalent

Grade A

18

Grade B

17

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

All applicants for undergraduate courses must also meet a minimum standard in English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required

Mathematics:  

Grade C *Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários* 10
Grade B *Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários* 10
Grade A *Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários* 14

Some courses may require higher grades in English and mathematics and/or additional subjects, so please check the requirements provided on individual course pages.

Undergraduate foundation courses

If you do not meet the direct entry requirements for a course, you can apply to study on one of our UK/ EU foundation courses. If you are applying from Portugal, we typically look for a minimum of 15 in the Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários.

Postgraduate

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must have achieved the Portugal Licenciado/Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) with a GPA of 16.0 out of 20.0.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must have achieved Portugal Licenciado/Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) with a GPA of 14.0 out of 20.0.

For courses that require a UK first, you must have achieved Portugal Licenciado/Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) with a GPA of 18.0 out of 20.0.

 

English language requirements and courses

All our students require a good standard of English language to be eligible to study with us. If you don’t meet our requirements, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.