Sociology BSc (Hons) – 2024 entry

Key information

Start date: September 2024

AwardUCAS codeCourse duration
BSc (Hons) UCAS: L300 3 years View KIS data set
BSc (Hons) UCAS: L302 4 years with foundation year View KIS data set
BSc (Hons) UCAS: L301 4 years with professional training View KIS data set
BSc (Hons) UCAS: L303 5 years with foundation year and professional training View KIS data set

Apply for your chosen course online through UCAS, with the following course and institution codes.

CourseUCAS codeInstitution code
BSc (Hons)L300S85
BSc (Hons) with professional trainingL301S85
BSc (Hons) with foundation yearL302S85
BSc (Hons) with foundation year and professional trainingL303S85

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Why choose this course

Top 5 in the UK

Sociology is ranked top 5 for overall student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023

7th in the UK

For sociology in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

6th in the UK

Ranked 6th in the UK and top 50 in the world for sociology in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023.

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables.

On our BSc Sociology course we’ll encourage you to apply your intellect to the study of large-scale social trends, the significance of key social institutions and the subtleties of everyday behaviour, lifestyles and identities.

You’ll gain a thorough grounding in theoretical and empirical debates within sociology and be trained to apply this understanding to current issues. You will also be equipped with an understanding of social divisions and social inequalities. Through research methods training from your first year onwards, you will gain an understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods which is valued by many employers.

Study with us, and you’ll join one of the most prestigious sociology departments in the UK, which is also well known for its friendly and supportive nature.

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What you will study

Our highly varied BSc Sociology course is taught by world-leading experts who continually keep the content and approach up-to-date.

You’ll develop a detailed understanding of sociological explanations for micro and macro social processes and understand how sociologists from different perspectives have conceptualised the social world.

You’ll have the opportunity to engage with a range of topics such as family life, consumption, travel and tourism, migration, gender, sexuality and mental health. Your studies will help you to question common assumptions and to see current issues in a new light.

We will share our renowned knowledge of research design and methodology on the course, allowing you to become confident in observation, interviews, statistics and textual analysis. You’ll also gain an understanding of research ethics and develop skills in writing up research.

We put your learning into context using a range of teaching and assessment methods, such as individual and group projects that will give you the opportunity to adapt and develop your sociological imagination and approach to the discipline.

Please be aware: the course content and modules listed for this course are subject to change for the 2024/25 academic year, whilst we undertake a curriculum design review. Please contact the programme leader if you have any queries about the course.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Our sociology graduates span a wide range of occupational areas, with the skills they acquire useful in many different roles.

Many have pursued careers that enable them to directly use aspects of their course studies. This centres on an interest in society and the challenges and demands that members of a society face.

Our course will prepare you for a wide range of jobs which require the ability to analyse complex issues and reach policy conclusions.

Our graduates are in a strong position in the job market because they are analytical, numerate and communicate well. In the Graduate Outcomes survey 2023, results show that 92 per cent of our undergraduate Sociology students go on to employment or further study.

Depending on which modules you choose, you can use sociology to develop expertise for a range of different occupations. Specifically:

  • It provides the knowledge and analytical skills needed to pursue a professional degree in the public sector, business, education, health and medicine, social work, or counselling
  • It offers preparation for fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse groups of people, such as journalism, politics, marketing, business, human resources or public administration
  • It provides the strong research skills needed for positions in business, social services and government
  • It is a first step for future graduate study in sociology and allied disciplines in order to become a researcher or lecturer.

Given the broad education that a degree in sociology offers, one of its benefits is flexibility in the job market. Recent graduates have entered employment in roles such as:

  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Police Constable, Metropolitan Police
  • Community Investment Coordinator, AXIS Europe
  • Communications Officer, Kent Police
  • Mental Health Recovery Worker, Creative Support
  • Research Officer, Surrey County Council
  • Research Officer, Office for National Statistics.

Academic year structure

The academic year is divided into two semesters of 15 weeks each. Each semester consists of a period of teaching, revision/directed learning and assessment.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules usually can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60, 75 and 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

The structure of our programmes follow clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

Please note: The full module listing for the optional Professional Training placement part of your course can be viewed on the relevant programme specification.

Optional modules for Foundation - FHEQ Level 3

For further information on FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6 please view the programme specification for the full-time BSc (Hons) Sociology programme.

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday – Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. View our Code of practice for the scheduling of teaching and assessment (PDF).

Teaching

Studying sociology at Surrey will help you to develop your practical and analytical skills in addressing contemporary sociological problems.

You’ll benefit from a range of teaching methods, including group tutorials, projects and workshops, as well as lectures and classes. We find that our students learn most effectively in this environment, and projects will contribute to the development of your personal skills in leadership, effective communication and analytical ability.

You will develop sophisticated skills in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research. You can take advantage of the Department’s excellent facilities including student common room and networked computer suite, all available to aid your studies.

There may be occasions when the delivery of your teaching is supported by graduate teaching assistants. The University has a set of procedures that govern the use of postgraduate research students in this way.

Assessment

We assess modules individually and award credits for the successful completion of each one. Assessment takes place through a combination of examination and/or coursework, practical examinations, presentations and essays.

Contact hours

Contact hours can vary across our modules. Full details of the contact hours for each module are available from the University of Surrey's module catalogue. See the modules section for more information.

Entry requirements

A-level

Overall: 

  • BSc (Hons):
    • BBB

Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

  • BSc (Hons) with foundation year: 
    • CCC

Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.

GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent). 

BTEC (QCF Level 3) Extended Diploma

Overall: DDM. 

GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent). 

International Baccalaureate

Overall: 32.

GCSE or equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and either Maths HL4/SL4 or Maths Studies HL4/SL4.

European Baccalaureate

Overall: 75%.

GCSE or equivalent: Maths 6 and either English Language (1/2) 6 or English Language (3)7.

Access to HE Diploma

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 level 3 credits overall including 27 credits at Distinction and 18 at Merit.

GCSE or equivalent: English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent). 

Scottish Highers

Overall: ABBBB.

GCSE or equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Maths - Scottish National 5 - C.

Welsh Baccalaureate

Overall: Pass overall with BBB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels.

Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. 

GCSE or equivalent: English Language and Mathematics ­– Numeracy as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate. Please check the A-level drop down for the required GCSE levels.

Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A-level offer for this programme, plus an alternate offer of one A-level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.

Applicants can only receive one grade reduction from the published grades, an EPQ grade reduction can’t be applied in addition to other grade reductions made through other schemes such as Contextual Admissions or In2Surrey.

Do I meet the requirements for this course?

We require you to submit a full application so that we can formally assess whether you meet the criteria published. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide an outcome based on an enquiry (via email, webform enquiry, phone or live chat).

International entry requirements by country

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

UK requirement (A-level)Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) equivalentOverall Position (OP) score
AAA963
AAB944
ABB925
BBB906
BBC887
BCC868
CCC849

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Northern TerritorySouth AustraliaWestern AustraliaOther states/territories
Grade AA (17-19)APlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Grade BB (14-16)BPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

  • English: Year 10 Certificate, English C.
  • Mathematics: Year 10 Certificate, Mathematics C.

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Matura (Reifeprüfung) equivalent
A*AA1 in two subjects and 2 in all other subjects
AAA1 in one subject and 2 in all other subjects
AAB1 in one subject and 2 in all other subjects
ABB1 in one subject and 2 in all other subjects
BBB2 overall
BBC2.2 overall
BCC2.4 overall
CCC2.6 overall
CCD2.8 overall

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Matura (Reifeprüfung) equivalent
Grade A1
Grade B2

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: Matura (Reifeprüfung), English 2 (gut).

Mathematics:

Grade C GCSE equivalent   Matura (Reifeprüfung), Mathematics 4 (genugend)
Grade B GCSE equivalentMatura (Reifeprüfung), Mathematics 3 (befriedigend)
Grade A GCSE equivalentMatura (Reifeprüfung), Mathematics 2 (gut)

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

 

We do not accept school leaving qualifications from Azerbaijan.

If you are studying for a Bangladeshi Higher Secondary Certificate qualification, you must obtain a GPA of 5 out of 5 or 80% to apply for our undergraduate courses.

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Higher Secondary Certificate equivalent
Grade A80%
Grade B80%

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics: Higher Secondary Certificate/Intermediate Certificate, Mathematics 60-69.

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS)/ Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs / Diploma van de hogere Secudaire Technische School / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundar unterrichts equivalent
A*AA16/20 or 8/10 or 80%
AAA15.5/20 or 7.8/10 or 78%
AAB15/20 or 7.5/10 or 75%
ABB14.5/20 or 7.3/10 or 73%
BBB14/20, 7/10 or 70%
BBC14/20 or 6.5/10 or 68%
BCC13.5/20 or 6.5/10 or 65%
CCC13/20, 6.5/10 or 65%
CCD12/20, 6/10 or 60%

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) equivalent
Grade A16/20
Grade B14/20

 

UK subject requirement (A-level)Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs equivalent
Grade A8/10
Grade B7/10

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

  • English: IELTS Academic required.
  • Mathematics:
Grade C GCSE equivalentGetuigschrift van hoger secundair onderwijs: 12/20 or 6/10 or 60% Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts / Dipoloma van Secundair onderwijs: 10/20 or 5/10 or 50%
Grade B GCSE equivalentGetuigschrift van hoger secundair onderwijs: 14/20 or 7/10 or 70% Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts / Dipoloma van Secundair onderwijs: 11/20 or 6/10 or 55%
Grade A GCSE equivalentGetuigschrift van hoger secundair onderwijs: 16/20 or 8/10 or 80%

Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts / Dipoloma van Secundair onderwijs: 12/20 or 6/10 or 60%

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

We do not accept school leaving qualifications from Botswana.

The Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio/Certificado de Conclusão de Segundo Grau is considered for entry onto our Foundation Years at Surrey. On the course page on our website, please check to see if there is an option for a Foundation Year before making a UCAS application.

  • Cambridge O-levels
    Accepted with the same requirements as UK GCSEs.
  • Cambridge A-levels
    Accepted with the same requirements as UK A-levels.

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

UK requirement (A-level)Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie equivalent
A*AA5.8
AAA5.7
AAB5.6
ABB5.5
BBB5.3
BBC5.1
BCC4.9
CCC4.7
CCD4.5

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie equivalent
Grade A5.7
Grade B5.3

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics:

Grade C GCSE equivalent  Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie*, Pass/3 
Grade B GCSE equivalent Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie*, Good/4
Grade A GCSE equivalent Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie*, Good/4

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundlandNorthwest Territories
 Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma equivalent
A*AA80% in five coursesTwo As and three Bs80% in five courses80% in five courses80% in five courses80% in five courses
AAA80% in five courses80% / One A and four Bs80% in five courses80% in five courses80% in five courses80% in five courses
AAB75% in five courses75% / Five Bs75% in five courses75% in five courses75% in five courses75% in five courses
ABB70% in five courses70% / Four Bs and one C70% in five courses70% in five courses70% in five courses70% in five courses
BBB65% in five courses65% / Three Bs and two Cs65% in five courses65% in five courses65% in five courses65% in five courses
BBC60% in five courses60% / One B and four Cs60% in five courses60% in five courses60% in five courses60% in five courses
BCC55% in five courses55% / Five Cs55% in five courses55% in five courses55% in five courses55% in five courses
CCC50% in five courses 50% / Four Cs and one D50% in five courses 50% in five courses 50% in five courses 50% in five courses 

 

UK requirement (A-level)Nova ScotiaOntarioPrince Edward IslandSaskatchewanYukonQuebec
 Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma equivalentDEC equivalent
A*AA80% in five courses80% in six courses80% in five courses80% in five courses80% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
AAA80% in five courses80% in six courses80% in five courses80% in five courses80% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
AAB75% in five courses75% in six courses75% in five courses75% in five courses75% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
ABB70% in five courses70% in six courses70% in five courses70% in five courses70% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
BBB65% in five courses65% in six courses65% in five courses65% in five courses65% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
BBC60% in five courses60% in six courses60% in five courses60% in five courses60% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
BCC55% in five courses55% in six courses55% in five courses55% in five courses55% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
CCC50% in five courses 50% in six courses50% in five courses 50% in five courses 50% in five courses Please contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk

Minimum standard in English and Mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and Mathematics.

English: Applicants who have completed Grade 12 Canadian High School/Secondary School qualifications should achieve grade B or 75% in a grade 12 English module. Applicants who were not required to take grade 12 English, or did not reach the required grade, will be required to take a recognised English language test.

Mathematics: Grade 11 Secondary School Diploma, Mathematics Pass.

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

We accept the Chinese National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) for direct entry to Year 1 UG programmes. Please see the table below for our grade equivalencies:

UK requirement (A-level)Chinese National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao)
AAA80%
AAB78%
ABB73%
BBB70%
BBC68%
BCC65%
CCC63%

Where there is a subject-specific requirement, students should achieve the same % in that subject (e.g. if Maths is a requirement of a BBB subject, the student should achieve 74% in Maths). Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate and IELTS required.

For further information on these entry requirements, please explore our dedicated China site (中文网站).

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

UK requirement (A-level)Svjedodžba o Drzavnoj Maturi equivalent
A*AA5
AAA4.8
AAB4.5
ABB4.3
BBB4
BBC3.8
BCC3.6
CCC3.4
CCD3.2

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Svjedodžba o Dravnoj Maturi equivalent
Grade A5
Grade B4

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

  • English: IELTS Academic required.
  • Mathematics:
GCSE C Grade equivalentSvjedodžba o Drzavnoj Maturi, Mathematics 2
GCSE B Grade equivalentSvjedodžba o Drzavnoj Maturi, Mathematics 2.5
GCSE A Grade equivalentSvjedodžba o Drzavnoj Maturi, Mathematics 3

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

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

Please note: If you are studying in Northern Cyprus and are looking for our Lise Diplomasi equivalents please visit our Turkey page.

UK requirement (A-level)Apolytirion equivalentApolytirion equivalent (private school, out of 100)
A*AA19.5 and one A at A-level 
AAA19.593
AAB1991
ABB18.588
BBB1886
BBC17.583
BCC1781
CCC16.578
CCD1676

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Apolytirion equivalent
Grade A19
Grade B18

Minimum standard in English and Mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentApolytirion or Lykeion, 14 in a mathematics-based subject (inc Accounting)
GCSE B Grade equivalentApolytirion or Lykeion, 15 in a mathematics-based subject (inc Accounting)
GCSE A Grade equivalentApolytirion or Lykeion, 15 in a mathematics-based subject (inc Accounting)

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Maturitní zkoušce/Maturita equivalent
A*AA1 overall with no less than 2 in any subject and at least two scores of 1
AAA1.3 overall with no less than 2 in any subject and at least one score of 1
AAB1.5 overall with no less than 2 in any subject
ABB1.7 overall with no less than 2.5 in any subject
BBB2 overall
BBC2.5 overall
BCC2.7 overall
CCC3 overall
CCD3.5 overall

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Maturitní zkoušce/Maturita equivalent
Grade A1
Grade B2

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

  • English: IELTS Academic required.
  • Mathematics:
Grade C*Maturitní zkoušce*/*Maturita*, 4 (*Dostatecny*).
Grade B*Maturitní­ zkoušce*/*Maturita*, 3 (*Dobrý*).
Grade A*Maturitní­ zkoušce*/*Maturita*, 3 (*Dobrý*).

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF), Højere Handelseksamen (HHX), Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX), Studentereksamen (STX) equivalent
A*AA12 
AAA12
AAB10
ABB10
BBB7
BBC7
BCC7
CCC4
CCD4

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) / Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) / Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) / Studentereksamen (STX) equivalent
Grade A10
Grade B7

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

  • English: Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) / Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) / Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) / Studentereksamen (STX) - 7. If you have taken the Folkeskolens 10 Klasseprove then we will require IELTs.
  • Mathematics:
Grade CHojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) / Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) / Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) / Studentereksamen (STX) - 02 Folkeskolens 10 Klasseprove - 7
Grade BHojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) / Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) / Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) / Studentereksamen (STX) - 04 Folkeskolens 10 Klasseprove - 10
Grade AHojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) / Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) / Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) / Studentereksamen (STX) - 04 Folkeskolens 10 Klasseprove - 12

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

We do not accept school leaving qualifications from Egypt.

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

UK requirement (A-level)Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus (Secondary School Certificate) equivalent with the Riigieksamitunnistus
A*AA95% overall and scores of 5.0 in at least three individual subjects
AAA90% overall and scores of 5.0 in at least three individual subjects
AAB85% overall and scores of 4.5 in at least three individual subjects
ABB80% overall and scores of 4.5 in at least three individual subjects
BBB75% overall and scores of 4.0 in at least three individual subjects
BBC70% overall and scores of 4.0 in at least three individual subjects
BCC65% overall and scores of 4.0 in at least three individual subjects
CCC60% overall and scores of 3.5 in at least three individual subjects
CCD60% overall and scores of 3.5 in at least three individual subjects

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus (Secondary School Certificate) equivalent
Grade A90% (state exam) or 5.0 (school exam)
Grade B85% (state exam) or 4.5 (school exam)

*If maths is required A-Level subject then the student must have studied "Extensive mathematics" (not Narrow Mathematics)*

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English

  • IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics:

Grade C      Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus - 3
Grade BGümnaasiumi lõputunnistus - 4
Grade AGümnaasiumi lõputunnistus - 4

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen equivalent
A*AAL E E M
AAAE E M M
AABE M M M
ABBE M M M
BBBM M M M
BBCM M M C
BCCM M M C
CCCC C C C 
CCDC C C B

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen equivalent
Grade AE
Grade BM

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English:

Ylioppilastukintotodistus / Studentexamensbetyg - M / 5

Mathematics:

Grade C*Ylioppilastutkinto*/*Studentexamen*, A / 2
Grade B*Ylioppilastutkinto*/*Studentexamen*, B / 3
Grade A*Ylioppilastutkinto*/*Studentexamen*, C / 4

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Baccalauréat equivalent
AAA14
AAB13.5
ABB13
BBB12.5
BBC12
BCC11.5
CCC11
CCD10.5

 

UK requirement (A-level)Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) / French International Baccalauréat (BFI) equivalent
AAA14
AAB13
ABB13
BBB12
BBC11.5
BCC11
CCC11
CCD10.5

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Baccalauréat equivalent
Grade A14
Grade B13

 

UK subject requirement (A-level)Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) / French International Baccalauréat (BFI) equivalent
Grade ASame as overall requirement
Grade BSame as overall requirement

Where Mathematics is a required A-level subject, we expect you to study Spécialité Maths (Advanced Maths) in Terminale; however, where Mathematics is required as a second Science subject, we will accept Maths Complémentaires (General Maths) in Terminale. For Engineering courses that ask for Physics as a required subject, we will accept Engineering Sciences.

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and Mathematics.

English:

  • Baccalauréat, English, 12.
  • OIB, English, 10.

Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentBaccalauréat, Mathematics 10
GCSE B Grade equivalentBaccalauréat, Mathematics 11
GCSE A Grade equivalentBaccalauréat, Mathematics 11

Alternatively, where Mathematics is not studied as part of the Baccalauréat, we will accept Mathematics studies until the end of Seconde, where evidence can be provided of 10/20 in school assessments. 

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Abitur equivalent
AAA1.6
AAB1.8
ABB2.0
BBB2.2
BBC2.4
BCC2.6
CCC2.8
CCD3.0

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Abitur equivalent
Grade A13/15
Grade B12/15

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

GCSE C Grade equivalentAbitur - 10  Realschulabschluss / Mittlere Reife / Mittlerer Schulabschluss / Erweiterter Realschulabschluss / Fachoberschulreife / Fachhochschulreife / Sekundarabschluss - 2
GCSE B Grade equivalentAbitur - 11  Realschulabschluss / Mittlere Reife / Mittlerer Schulabschluss / Erweiterter Realschulabschluss / Fachoberschulreife / Fachhochschulreife / Sekundarabschluss - 2
GCSE A Grade equivalentAbitur - 11  Realschulabschluss / Mittlere Reife / Mittlerer Schulabschluss / Erweiterter Realschulabschluss / Fachoberschulreife / Fachhochschulreife / Sekundarabschluss - 1

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

We do not accept the Ghanaian Senior Secondary School Certificate.

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

UK requirement (A-level)Apolytirion equivalent
A*AA19.5 and one A at A-level
AAA19.5
AAB19
ABB18.5
BBB18
BBC17.5
BCC17
CCC16.5
CCD16

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Apolytirion equivalent
Grade A19
Grade B18

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentApolytirion or Lykeion, 14 in a mathematics-based subject 
GCSE B Grade equivalentApolytirion or Lykeion, 15 in a mathematics-based subject 
GCSE A Grade equivalentApolytirion or Lykeion, 15 in a mathematics-based subject 

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

We welcome applicants with Pan-Hellenic qualifications, although these will not form part of any offer made.

If you are studying for a qualification in Hong Kong, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Hong Kong.

UK requirement (A-level)Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) equivalentAssociate Degree, Higher Certificate or Higher Diploma  - 1st year entryAssociate Degree, Higher Certificate or Higher Diploma  - 2nd year entry
AAA554 to include two electives3.1 overall3.3 overall
AAB544 to include two electives3.0 overall3.2 overall
ABB444 to include two electives2.9 overall3.1 overall
BBB443 to include two electives2.8 overall3.0 overall
BBC433 to include two electives2.7 overall3.0 overall
BCC333 to include two electives2.6 overall3.0 overall
CCC332 to include two electives2.5 overall3.0 overall

Associate degrees

If you have an associate degree, you can apply for first or second year entry.

For 1st year entrants:

  • You must meet the subject requirements, either through the secondary or post-secondary studies

For 2nd year entrants:

  • You must have covered the modules and content included in the first year of the Surrey degree course (as assessed by the appropriate admissions tutor). Your secondary qualifications (e.g. HKDSE) will also be taken into account during your application.

We do not include Liberal Studies in our offers.

If you do not meet the entry requirements, you can apply to study for an International Foundation Year at our International Study Centre, which will prepare you for a full undergraduate degree course.

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) equivalent
Grade A5 (elective)
Grade B4 (elective)

When A-level Maths is a required subject, the extended part of HKDSE Maths is required.

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), English 4.

Mathematics: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), Mathematics 3.

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

If you are studying for a Hungarian qualification, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Hungary.

UK requirement (A-level)Érettségi/Matura equivalent
AAA5, 5 in two advanced level subjects and 5, 5, 5 in three intermediate level subjects  
AAB5, 5 in two advanced level subjects and 5, 5, 4 in three intermediate level subjects  
ABB5, 5 in two advanced level subjects and 5, 4, 4 in three intermediate level subjects  
BBB5, 5 in two advanced level subjects and 4, 4, 4 in three intermediate level subjects
BBC5, 4 in two Advanced Level subjects and 5, 4, 4 in three Intermediate Level subjects  
BCC5, 4 in two Advanced Level subjects and 4, 4, 4 in three Intermediate Level subjects
CCC4, 4 in two Advanced Level subjects and 4, 4, 4 in three Intermediate Level subjects
CCD4, 4 in two Advanced Level subjects and 4, 4, 3 in three Intermediate Level subjects  

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Érettségi/Matura equivalent
Grade A5 at Advanced level at 75% or above
Grade B5 Advanced level at 70% or above  

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentÉrettségi/Matura, pass (2).
GCSE B Grade equivalentÉrettségi/Matura, average (3).
GCSE A Grade equivalentÉrettségi/Matura, average (3).

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

If you are studying for an Indian qualification, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for India.

UK requirement (A-level) to Standard XII equivalent:

A-levelsICSE/CBSE/ISC boardsWest Bengal boardOther boards
A*AA90%80%92%
AAA85%75%90%
AAB80%70%85%
ABB75%65%80%
BBB70%60%75%
BBC65%55%70%
BCC60%50%65%
CCC55%45%60%

Subject requirements

UK subject requirement (A-level)           ICSE/CBSE/ISC boardsWest Bengal boardOther boards
 Standard XII equivalent
Grade A80%75%85%
Grade B70%65%75%
Grade C60%55%65%
Grade D50%45%55%

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English:

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Standard XII , English 70% from CBSE or ISC exam boards 
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Standard XII, English 80% from the majority of Indian state boards (excluding Haryana, Andhra Pradesh/Telangana/U.P./Bihar/Gujrat/Punjab).

Mathematics:

40% in ​either of the following All India Standard X qualifications:

  • All India Secondary School Examination (Exam board = Central Board of Secondary Education)
  • Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (Exam board = Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi)

Alternatively, 50% in Standard X from a state board.

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

We do not accept school leaving qualifications from Indonesia.

If you are studying for an Iranian qualification, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Iran.

UK requirement (A-level)Peeshdaneshgahe (Pre-University Certificate) (up until 2019), National University Entrance Examination (Kunkur)
AAA - AAB16/20 overall
ABB - BBB14/20 overall
BBC13/20 overall
BCC12/20 overall
CCC11/20 overall

Award of the High School Diploma (Theoretical Stream, post-2019) studied between 4-5 years, with an overall grade of 14*. The Technical and Vocational stream and Work and Knowledge stream will not be acceptable for direct entry.

*dependent on subject requirements

We do not accept school leaving qualifications from Iraq.

If you are studying for an Irish qualification, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Ireland.

UK requirement (A-level)Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) equivalent
AAAH2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2
AABH2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3
ABBH2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
BBBH2, H3, H3, H3, H3, H3
BBCH3, H3, H3, H3, H3, H4
BCCH3, H3, H3, H4, H4, H4
CCCH3, H4, H4, H4, H4, H4
CCDH4, H4, H4, H4, H5, H5 H4, H4, H4, H4, O1, O1

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) equivalent
Grade AH2
Grade BH3

We will look at the QQI Level 5 Certificate on a case by case basis depending on module relevance to chosen degree programme. Please contact Admissions for more information.

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English and mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentIrish Leaving Certificate - O4
GCSE B Grade equivalentIrish Leaving Certificate - O3
GCSE A Grade equivalentIrish Leaving Certificate - O3

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

If you are studying for an Italian qualification, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Italy.

UK requirement (A-level)Diploma conseguito con l’Esame di Stato equivalent
A*AA96
AAA95
AAB90
ABB85
BBB80
BBC75
BCC70
CCC65
CCD60

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Individual subject mark
Grade A9/10
Grade B8/10

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentDiploma di Esame di Stato, Pass (6)
GCSE B Grade equivalentDiploma di Esame di Stato, Pass (6)
GCSE A Grade equivalentDiploma di Esame di Stato, Pass (7)

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

We do not accept the Upper Secondary School Certificate.

We do not accept school leaving qualifications from Jordan.

We do not accept school leaving qualifications from Kazakhstan.

Accepted qualifications

  • Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
    Accepted with the same requirements as UK GCSEs.
  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)
  • East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE)
  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE)
    Accepted with the same requirements as UK A-levels.

We do not accept school leaving qualifications from Kuwait.

If you are studying for a Latvian qualification, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Latvia.

UK requirement (A-level)Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību equivalent
AAA9.5 overall with at least 80% in three state exams

AAB

9.0 overall with at least 80% in three state exams
ABB8.5 with at least 80% in three state exams
BBB8.0 – with at least 80% in one state exam and 75% in 2 state exams
BBC7.5 - with at least 75% in three state exams
BCC7.5 - with at least 75% in two state exams and 70% in one state exam
CCC7.0 - with at least 75% in one state exams and 70% in two state exams
CCD6.5 - with at least 70% in three state exams

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību equivalent
Grade A90%
Grade B90%

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentAtestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību  - Pass (4)
GCSE B Grade equivalentAtestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību  - Pass (5)
GCSE A Grade equivalentAtestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību  - Pass (6)

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

We do not accept the General Secondary Education Certificate.

If you are studying for a Lithuanian qualification, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Lithuania.

UK requirement (A-level)Brandos Atestatas equivalent
A*AA9.5 – with at least 95% in three state exams, including relevant subjects 
AAA9.0 – with at least 90% in three state exams, including relevant subjects
AAB9.0 – with at least 87% in three state exams, including relevant subjects
ABB8.5 – with at least 85% in three state exams, including relevant subjects
BBB8.0 – with at least 80% in three state exams, including relevant subjects
BBC7.5 - with at least 75% in three state exams, including relevant subjects
BCC7.0 - with at least 75% in three state exams, including relevant subjects
CCC7.0 - with at least 70% in three state exams, including relevant subjects
CCD6.5 with at least 70% in three state exams

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Brandos Atestatas equivalent
Grade A90%
Grade B80%

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentBrandos Atestatas, 6
GCSE B Grade equivalentBrandos Atestatas, 7
GCSE A Grade equivalentBrandos Atestatas, 7

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires equivalent
A*AA51
AAA48
AAB46
ABB44
BBB42

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires equivalent
Grade A48
Grade B39

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics: *Certificat de Fin d'études Moyennes*, Maths 40-47.

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

If you are studying for a Malaysian qualification, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses.

Suitably qualified applicants can be considered for Year 2 entry. Please refer enquiries to international@surrey.ac.uk.

The table below shows grade equivalencies for Malaysia.

UK requirement (A-level)Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) equivalent
A*AAA, A-, A-
AAAA-, A-, A-
AABA-, A-, B+
ABBA-, B+, B+
BBBB+, B+, B+
BBCB-, B-, C+
BCCB-, B-, C+
CCCB-, C+, C+
UK requirement (A-level)Matrikulasi equivalentDiploma equivalent (considered on a case-by-case basis) 
AAACGPA 3.4CGPA 3.20
AABCGPA 3.3CGPA 3.10
ABBCGPA 3.2CGPA 3.00
BBBCGPA 3.1CGPA 2.90
BBCCGPA 3.0CGPA 2.90
BCCCGPA 2.9CGPA 2.80
CCCCGPA 2.8CGPA 2.70
UK requirement (A-level)Unified Examination Certificate
AABB3 in five subjects (excluding Chinese and Malay)
ABBB3 in five subjects (excluding Chinese and Malay)
BBBB4 in five subjects (excluding Chinese and Malay)
BBCB4 in five subjects (excluding Chinese and Malay)
BCCB5 in five subjects (excluding Chinese and Malay)
CCCB5 in five subjects (excluding Chinese and Malay)

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) equivalent
Grade AA-
Grade BB+
UK subject requirement (A-level)Matrikulasi equivalent
Grade A3.67
Grade B3.33
UK subject requirement (A-level)Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
Grade AA2
Grade BB4

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) English with CEFR grade B2 in all components OR Pre-2021, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), 1119 Advanced English C.

Mathematics: Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Mathematics C.

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)MEC AdvancedMEC Intermediate
AAAAAAAA
AABABAAB
ABBABABB
BBBBBBBB
BBCBCBBC
BCCBCBCC
CCCCCCCC
CCDCDCCD

Please note: you will need the Advanced and Intermediate, so for BBB in the UK A-levels we would ask for BB MEC Advanced and BBB MEC Intermediate.

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Advanced Matriculation Certificate equivalent
Grade AA
Grade BB

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: Secondary Education Certificate, English, 3

Mathematics:

Grade C/4Secondary Education Certificate, 5.
Grade B/5Secondary Education Certificate, 4.
Grade A/7Secondary Education Certificate, 2

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

We accept the following qualifications:

  • GCE O-levels
    Accepted with the same requirements as UK GCSEs.

  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate/GCE Advanced Level
    Accepted with the same requirements as UK A-levels.

We do not accept the Diplomă de Bacalaureat from Moldova for year 1 entry. However, a foundation course or evidence of further study will be considered.

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

UK requirement (A-level)Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
AAA8
AAB7.8
ABB7.4
BBB7.2
BBC7
BCC6.8
CCC6.6
CCD6.4

Subject requirements

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

UK requirement (A-level)Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
Grade A8.0
Grade B7.5

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: VWO/Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma 8

Mathematics:

Grade CVWO/Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma 6
Grade BVWO/Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma 6
Grade AVWO/Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma 6.5

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Grade equivalence
AAANCEA Level 3 with Excellence endorsement
AABNCEA Level 3 with Merit endorsement including 30 level 3 credits at Excellence
ABBNCEA Level 3 with Merit endorsement including 27 level 3 credits at Excellence
BBBNCEA Level 3 with Merit endorsement including 24 Level 3 credits at Excellence

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), Level 3 equivalent
Grade A20 Level 3 credits in the required subject, with Excellence (E) in 15 credits.
Grade B20 Level 3 credits in the required subject, with Excellence (E) in 12 credits.

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), English, Achieved.

Mathematics: National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), Mathematics, Achieved.

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

We do not accept the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from Nigeria. 

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

UK requirement (A-level)Vitnemal for Videregående Oppleaering (VVO) / Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole equivalent
A*AAVVO (with generell studiekompetanse) with 5.0 overall
AAAVVO (with generell studiekompetanse) with 4.5 overall
AABVVO (with generell studiekompetanse) with 4.5 overall
ABBVVO (with generell studiekompetanse) with 4.0 overall
BBBVVO (with generell studiekompetanse) with 4.0 overall
BBCVVO (with generell studiekompetanse) with 3.5 overall
BCCVVO (with generell studiekompetanse) with 3.0 overall
CCCVVO (with generell studiekompetanse) with 2.5 overall
CCDVVO (with generell studiekompetanse) with 2.0 overall

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Vitnemal for Videregående Oppleaering (VVO) / Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole equivalent
Grade A4.5
Grade B4.0

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: Vitnemal for Videregående Oppleaering (VVO) / Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole, English 4.

Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentVitnemal for Videregående Oppleaering (VVO) /Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole/ Vitnemal for Grunnskolen 2 (Pass) 
GCSE B Grade equivalentVitnemal for Videregående Oppleaering (VVO) / Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole/ Vitnemal for Grunnskolen 2.5 (Pass) 
GCSE A Grade equivalentVitnemal for Videregående Oppleaering (VVO) / Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole/ Vitnemal for Grunnskolen 2.5 (Pass) 

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

We do not accept school leaving qualifications from Oman.

We consider a range of high school qualifications for entry onto our undergraduate courses.

We consider a range of high school qualifications for entry onto our undergraduate courses.

We consider a range of high school qualifications for entry onto our undergraduate courses.

Take a look at country-specific information for certain countries in the Middle East.

We consider a range of high school qualifications for entry onto our undergraduate courses.

If you are a student from Brazil then take a look at the country-specific entry requirements.

We consider a range of high school qualifications for entry onto our undergraduate courses.

Take a look at country-specific information for certain countries in South Asia.

We consider a range of high school qualifications for entry onto our undergraduate courses.

Take a look at country-specific information for certain countries in South East Asia.

We do not accept the Intermediate/Higher Secondary Certificate from Pakistan.

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

UK requirement (A-level)Świadectwo Dojrzałości equivalent
A*AA90 per cent in all written standard level subjects including three extended level subjects, each at 90 per cent.
AAA90 per cent in all written standard level subjects including three extended level subjects, each at 85 per cent.
AAB85 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 80 per cent.
ABB80 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 75 per cent.
BBB75 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 70 per cent.
BBC70 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 65 per cent.
BCC70 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 60 per cent.
CCC60 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 60 per cent.
CCD60 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 55 per cent.

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Świadectwo Dojrzałości/Matura equivalent
Grade A80 per cent at extended level.
Grade B70 per cent at extended level.

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics:  

Grade C*Świadectwo Dojrzałości*/*Matura*, 30%
Grade B*Świadectwo Dojrzałości /*Matura*, 30%
Grade A*Świadectwo Dojrzałości*/*Matura*, 40%

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

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 / Diploma Nivel Secundaro de Educacao / Certificado Nivel Secundaro de Educacao  / Diploma de Ensino Secundario  / Certidao do Decimo Segundo Ano / Certificado de Habilitacoes do Ensino Secundario  equivalent
AAA17<
AAB16.5
ABB16
BBB15.5
BBC15
BCC14.5
CCC14
CCD13.5

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários / Diploma Nivel Secundaro de Educacao / Certificado Nivel Secundaro de Educacao  / Diploma de Ensino Secundario  / Certidao do Decimo Segundo Ano / Certificado de Habilitacoes do Ensino Secundario  equivalent
Grade A17
Grade B16

Where maths is a required subject at A-level, applicants will be required to achieve Certifcado de fim de Estudos Secundarios maths at 17 for A-level Grade A, 16 for Grade B and 15 for Grade C. 

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* 11
Grade A*Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários* 12

If maths does not appear in the final Certifcado de fim de Estudos Secundarios (or other named qualifications above) or if the above grades were not met, we can accept maths in the Y9 high school transcript at the following grades:  

GCSE C  3/5  
GCSE B  4/5  
GCSE A  5/5  

We do not accept Qatar school leaving qualifications.

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

UK requirement (A-level)Diplomă de Bacalaureat equivalent
A*AA9.3 overall
AAA9.0 overall
AAB8.5 overall
ABB8.0 overall
BBB8.0 overall
BBC7.5 overall
BCC6.0 overall
CCC6.5 overall
CCD6.0 overall

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Diplomă de Bacalaureat equivalent
Grade A9.0
Grade B8.0

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
  • *Certificat de Absolvire a Ciclului Inferior al Liceului* 7
  • *Certificat de Absolvire a Liceului* 6
  • *Diplomă/Certificat de Absolvire a Invăţământului Obligatoriu de 10 ani* (Compulsory Education Graduation Diploma/Certificate at grade 10) 6
Grade B
  • *Certificat de Absolvire a Ciclului Inferior al Liceului* 7
  • *Certificat de Absolvire a Liceului* 6 
  • *Diplomă/Certificat de Absolvire a Invăţământului Obligatoriu de 10 ani* (Compulsory Education Graduation Diploma/Certificate at grade 10) 6
Grade A
  • *Certificat de Absolvire a Ciclului Inferior al Liceului* 7
  • *Certificat de Absolvire a Liceului* 6
  • *Diplomă/Certificat de Absolvire a Invăţământului Obligatoriu de 10 ani* (Compulsory Education Graduation Diploma/Certificate at grade 10) 7

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

We do not accept the Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education.

We do not accept the Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate).

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

UK requirement (A-level)Singapore/Cambridge A-levels (H2) equivalent
AAAAAB
AABABB
ABBBBB
BBBBBC
BBCBCC
BCCCCC
CCCCCD
UK requirement (A-level)Singapore Polytechnic Diploma equivalent
A*AAGPA of 3.2
AAAGPA of 3.1
AABGPA of 3.0
ABBGPA of 2.9
BBBGPA of 2.8
BBCGPA of 2.7
BCCGPA of 2.6
CCCGPA of 2.5

Suitably qualified applicants can be considered for Year 2 entry. Please refer enquiries to international@surrey.ac.uk.  

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Singapore/Cambridge A-levels (H2) equivalent
Grade AA
Grade BB

Minimum standard in English and Mathematics

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

English: Singapore/Cambridge O-level English at grade C. The Singapore Integrated Programme satisfies the English requirement.

Mathematics: Singapore/Cambridge O-level mathematics at grade C. The Singapore Integrated Programme satisfies the mathematics requirement.

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Maturitná skúška equivalent
A*AA1.0
AAA1.5
AAB1.5
ABB2.0
BBB2.0
BBC2.2
BCC2.4
CCC2.6
CCD2.8

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Maturitná skúška equivalent
Grade A1.5
Grade B2.0

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

English: IELTS Academic required

Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentMaturitná skúška 4 (Dostatocny)
GCSE B Grade equivalentMaturitná skúška 3 (Dobry)
GCSE A Grade equivalentMaturitná skúška 3 (Dobry)

Alternatively, where mathematics is not studied as part of the Maturitná skúška, we will accept mathematics in the Y11 or Y12 high school transcript at the same grades outlined above. 

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Matura Spricevalo equivalent
AAA25 points overall
AAB24 points overall
ABB23 points overall 
BBB22 points overall
BBC21 points overall
BCC20 points overall
CCC19 points overall
CCD18 points overall

Subject requirements

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

Subjects that ask specifically for mathematics or require English A-Level (English Literature BA or English Literature with Creative Writing BA):

UK subject requirement (A-level)Matura equivalent
Grade A7 at higher level

Grade B

6 at higher level

For all other required subjects and where mathematics is a second science:

UK subject requirement (A-level)Matura equivalent
Grade A5 at standard level
Grade B4 at standard level

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 CMatura Spricevalo 2.0
Grade BMatura Spricevalo 2.0
Grade AMatura Spricevalo 3.0

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement)
AAA77666
AAB76666
ABB76666
BBB66666
BBC66655
BCC66555
CCC55555

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement) equivalent
Grade A7
Grade B6

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

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

English: Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement), English 5.

Mathematics: Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement), Mathematical Literacy 5 or Maths 4.

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

We do not accept the High School Diploma.

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

UK requirement (A-level)Título de Bachillerato equivalent
A*AA9.0 overall
AAA8.5 overall
AAB8.0 overall
ABB7.8 overall
BBB7.5 overall
BBC7.3 overall
BCC7.0 overall
CCC6.5 overall
CCD6.0 overall

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Título de Bachillerato equivalent
Grade A9.0
Grade B8.0

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

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

English: IELTS required

Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentGraduado en Educacion Secundaria (GES) 5 / Titulo de Bachillerato 5 
GCSE B Grade equivalentGraduado en Educacion Secundaria (GES) 6 / Titulo de Bachillerato 5
GCSE A Grade equivalentGraduado en Educacion Secundaria (GES) 7/ Titulo de Bachillerato 6

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) equivalent
A*AAAAA
AAAAAA
AABAAB
ABBABB
BBBBBB
BBCBBC
BCCBCC
CCCCCC

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) equivalent
Grade AA
Grade BB

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

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

English: Cambridge O-level, English at grade C

Mathematics: Cambridge/Sri Lankan O-level, mathematics at grade C

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola/Högskoleförberedande examen equivalent
AAAA grades in the majority of subjects (18.5 points)
AABA and B grades in the majority of subjects (18 points)
ABBB grades in the majority of subjects (17.5 points)
BBBB grades in the majority of subjects (17 points)
BBCB grades in the majority of subjects (16.5 points)
BCCB and C grades in the majority of subjects (15.5 points)
CCCB and C grades in the majority of subjects (14.5 points)
CCDC grades in the majority of subjects (13.5 points)

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola examen equivalent
Grade AA
Grade BB
Grade CC

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

GCSE English

Courses requiring GCSE English Language C (4) or B (5) - English 6 grade C or English 5 grade B in one of the following qualifications:  

  • Avgångsbetyg  

  • Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola  

  • Slutbetyg fran Grundskola  

   

Courses requiring GCSE English Language Grade A / 7 – English 6 at Grade B in one of the following qualifications: 

  • Avgångsbetyg  

  • Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola  

  • Slutbetyg fran Grundskola  

 

GCSE Mathematics

Courses requiring GCSE Mathematics Grade C (4) or B (5) – Maths at Grade E in one of the following qualifications:  

  • Avgångsbetyg  

  • Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola  

  • Slutbetyg fran Grundskola  

   

Courses requiring GCSE Mathematics Grade A / 7 – Maths at Grade D in one of the following qualifications  

  • Avgångsbetyg  

  • Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola  

  • Slutbetyg fran Grundskola  

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

UK requirement (A-level)

French speaking - Certificat de Maturite / Certificat de Maturie Catonal reconnu par la Confederatio

German speaking - Katonales Maturitatszeugnis / Maturitat

Italian speaking - Attestato di Maturita / Attestato di Maturita Cantonale Riconosciuto dalla Confederzione

AAAAny of the above Matura qualifications with 5.0 overall
AABAny of the above Matura qualifications with 5.0 overall
ABBAny of the above Matura qualifications with 4.8 overall
BBBAny of the above Matura qualifications with 4.5 overall
BBCAny of the above Matura qualifications with 4.4 overall
BCCAny of the above Matura qualifications with 4.3 overall
CCCAny of the above Matura qualifications with 4.2 overall
CCDAny of the above Matura qualifications with 4.1 overall

Subject equivalent

  • Grade A: Matura 5.0
  • Grade B: Matura 4.5

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and Mathematics.

English and Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentCertificat de Maturité / Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Maturität - 4.0
GCSE B Grade equivalentCertificat de Maturité / Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Maturität - 4.1
GCSE A Grade equivalentCertificat de Maturité / Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Maturität - 4.2

For the minimum standard for GCSE Mathematics only we can also accept: 

  • GCSE C Grade equivalent Certificat de Culture Generale - 4.0  
  • GCSE B Grade equivalent Certificat de Culture Generale - 4.1  
  • GCSE A Grade equivalent Certificat de Culture Generale  - 4.2  

If you studied the Certificat de Culture Generale then we may need an IELTS or equivalent to meet our minimum standards for English Language. 

We do not accept the Senior High School Leaving Certificate.

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

UK requirement (A-level)Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE)
AAAAAA
ABBABB
BBBBBB
CCCCCC

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

  • English Language: Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) at grade C.
  • Mathematics: Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) at grade C.

We do not accept the Senior High School Leaving Certificate.

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

UK requirement (A-level)Devlet Lise Diplomasi/Lise Bitirme Diplomasi equivalent
A*AA85%
AAA80%
AAB75%
ABB70%
BBB70%
BBCLise Diplomasi with 65% in the final year
BCCLise Diplomasi with 60% in the final year
CCCLise Diplomasi with 55% in the final year

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Devlet Lise Diplomasi/Lise Bitirme Diplomasi equivalent
Grade A80%
Grade B70%

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics: Lise Bitirme Diplomasi Mathematics, 3, or 55% in Grade 10 or above. 

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

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

UK requirement (A-level)Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (UACE)
AAAAAA
ABBABB
BBBBBB
BBCBBC
CCCCCC
CCDCCD

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) equivalent
Grade AA
Grade BB

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), 6.

Mathematics: East African Certificate of Education (EACE), Mathematics 6, or, Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), 6.

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

We do not accept Ukrainian school leaving qualifications.

We do not accept school leaving qualifications.

If you are studying for American qualifications, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. We are able to consider a combination of any three test scores at the appropriate level (e.g. 2 APs and 1 SAT Subject Test). Honours and College level class content can also be reviewed on case-by-case basis by our Admissions Team.
 

The table below shows grade equivalencies for the United States of America.

UK requirement (A-level)Advanced Placement (AP) equivalent
A*AA555
AAA555
AAB554
ABB544
BBB444
BBC443
BCC433
CCC333

 

UK requirement (A-level)SAT equivalent
A*AA1350 in SAT Reasoning (combined) and 700 in three SAT Subject Tests* (each)
AAA1350 in SAT Reasoning (combined) and 700 in three SAT Subject Tests* (each)
AAB1320 in SAT Reasoning (combined) and 700 in three SAT Subject Tests* (each)
ABB1290 in SAT Reasoning (combined) and 650 in three SAT Subject Tests* (each)
BBB1290 in the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing, and Mathematics Tests (combined) and 650 in three SAT Subject Tests* (each)
BBC1290 in SAT Reasoning (combined) and 600 in three SAT Subject Tests* (each)
BCC1290 in SAT Reasoning (combined) and 550 in three SAT Subject Tests* (each)
CCC1290 in SAT Reasoning (combined) and 500 in three SAT Subject Tests* (each)

*Please see the latest update from the College Board regarding SAT Subject Tests.

UK requirement (A-level)American College Testing (ACT) equivalent 
A*AA29 (from a single exam sitting)
AAA29 (from a single exam sitting)
AAB29 (from a single exam sitting)
ABB28 (from a single exam sitting)
BBB28 (from a single exam sitting)
BBC28 (from a single exam sitting)
BCC28 (from a single exam sitting)
CCC27 (from a single exam sitting)

 

UK requirement (A-level)Associate degree equivalent
A*AA3.3
AAA3.3
AAB3.3
ABB3.2
BBB3.2
BBC3.2
BCC3.2
CCC3.1

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Advanced Placement (AP) equivalentSAT Subject Test
Grade A5700
Grade B4650

Minimum standard in English and Mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and Mathematics.

English: Grade 12 High School Diploma, English C.

Mathematics: Grade 12 High School Diploma, Mathematics C.

Alternatively, an overall SAT score of 1290/1600 (critical reading, writing and mathematics) with a minimum of 600 in each component.

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

We do not accept the Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma.

Please refer to the entry requirements for the country where your High School qualifications originate from, or the relevant UK qualifications on the course page. For information on entry requirements based on an International Foundation Year, please contact the admissions team with details about where you are taking your International Foundation Year, and the content you are studying.

We do not accept school leaving qualifications from Algeria.

We do not accept school leaving qualifications.

We do not accept the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary level.

We do not accept school leaving qualifications from Morocco.

Algeria

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belgium

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Canada

China

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Hong Kong SAR

Hungary

India

Indonesia

International students in the United Kingdom

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kuwait

Latvia

Lebanon

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Malta

Mauritius

Moldova

Morocco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Other African countries

Other East Asian countries

Other European countries

Other Middle Eastern countries

Other South American countries

Other South Asian countries

Other South East Asian countries

Pakistan

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Tanzania

Thailand

Türkiye

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States of America

Vietnam

Zimbabwe

Other international qualifications

If you are an international student and you don’t meet the entry requirements to this degree, we offer the International Foundation Year at the Surrey International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to this degree course.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each other element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Selection process

We normally make offers in terms of grades.

If you are a suitable candidate you will be invited to an offer holder event. During your visit to the University you can find out more about the course and meet staff and students.

Foundation

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, you might still be able to apply for this course with a foundation year. A course with a foundation year includes an extra year of study to prepare you for a full degree course.

During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get acquainted with university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.

The programme aims to provide you with knowledge of social science concepts, theories, ideas and tools. Furthermore, we want to help you develop your ability to apply this knowledge and the skills you have acquired, to the solution of theoretical and applied problems in the social sciences.

The foundation year will equip you with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems associated with social science policy-making in a global context.

By the end of the programme you will be familiar with ethical frameworks and their repercussions for decision-making, as well as a range of generic skills that will be of value in your future career. These skills include:

  • Team working
  • Networking
  • Independent research skills
  • Building an empathetic mindset, social awareness and capacity of intelligence-based decision making

Enhancing employability through a developing awareness of the workplace and associated skills.

Find out more about our degrees with foundation year.

Recognition of prior learning

We recognise that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. 

If this applies to you, the recognition of prior learning (RPL) process may allow you to join a course without the formal entry requirements or enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience. 

There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. Please see the code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. 

Please contact Admissions on +44 (0)1483 682222 with any queries. 

Fees

The annual tuition fees for courses starting in September 2024

BSc (Hons)

UK
£9,250
Overseas
£20,000

BSc (Hons) (with foundation year)

UK
£9,250
Overseas
£20,000

BSc (Hons) (with professional training year)

UK
£9,250
Overseas
£20,000
Professional training
£1,850

BSc (Hons) (with foundation and professional training year)

UK
£9,250
Overseas
£20,000
Professional training
£1,850

Fees will increase for each year of your programme as detailed in our tuition fee increases disclaimer

Explore UKCISA’s website for more information if you are unsure whether you are a UK or overseas student. View the list of fees for all undergraduate courses.

Payment schedule

  • Students in receipt of a Tuition Fee Loan: will have their fees paid by the Student Loans Company in line with their schedule.
  • International students, or UK/EU students who have not taken out a Tuition Fee Loan: are required to pay their fees either in full at the beginning of the programme or in two instalments as follows:
    • 50% payable 10 days after the invoice date (expected to be early October of each academic year)
    • 50% in January of the same academic year.

The exact date(s) will be detailed on invoices. Students on certain part-time programmes, where fees are paid on a modular or stage basis, are not eligible to pay their fees by instalment.

If you are sponsored: you will provide us with valid sponsorship information that covers the period of your study.

Professional Training placement fees

If you are studying on a programme which contains a Professional Training placement year there will be a reduced fee for the academic year in which you undertake your placement. This is normally confirmed 12 to 18 months in advance, or once Government policy is determined.

See the information about 2023/24 academic year Professional Training placement fees.

Additional costs

There are no associated costs with this course.

Optional expenses

Occasional optional trips to London or within Surrey will be organised by the School which may incur travel costs – £60 approximately.

Placements

Our award-winning Professional Training programme offers you the option to spend a career-enhancing year in industry, either in the UK or abroad. We have thousands of placement providers to choose from or you can source your own placement. 

Most placements are paid, and we will support you every step of the way. 

Find out more about Professional Training placements and discover how these have transformed our students’ lives and career choices. 

Sociology placements

Our Professional Training placement programme gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained during your first two years of study in a work environment, while receiving training and carrying out projects with real responsibilities.

Companies and organisations that have participated in the scheme include:

  • British Red Cross
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Stonewall Housing
  • Government Social Research
  • IFF Research
  • Surrey County Council
  • Cyprus Green Action Group.

Applying for placements

Students are generally not placed by the University, however we offer support and guidance throughout the process alongside access to a vacancy portal representing thousands of placement opportunities each year. We also provide support if you wish to source your own placement. 

Find out more about the application process.

Please be aware there may be travel costs incurred when attending interviews and assessment centres at the placement provider’s premises.

Find out how students at Surrey developed their skills in industry by undertaking a placement year.

Study and work abroad

Studying at Surrey opens up a world of opportunity. We want you to take advantage of our study and work abroad partnerships, explore the world and expand your skills for the graduate job market.  

Perhaps you would like to volunteer in India or learn about Brazilian business and culture in São Paulo during your summer holidays? With more than 200 partnerships, from 50 different countries worldwide, there is something for everyone. 

Partner institutions

Depending on your preference, you may decide to choose one of our European partner universities, such as Copenhagen University, Denmark.

We also have exchanges with:

  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Singapore Management University
  • Seoul National University, South Korea
  • University of Cincinnati, US
  • North Carolina State University, US
  • University of Central Florida, US
  • University of North Texas, US
  • Texas Tech, US
  • Monash University, Australia
  • La Trobe University, Australia
  • Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand.

Students share their experiences of going on an international exchange to Hong Kong.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and procedures, the student regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions for the 2023/24 academic year and our registration terms and conditions (PDF) for the 2023/24 academic year, as a guide as to what to expect.

Please note: our offer terms and conditions will generally be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course and changes for the specific academic year.

Disclaimer

This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us and before you accept an offer. Read our full disclaimer.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

Placement location

As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement which would require attendance off campus, depending on where you secure your placement.

University of Surrey Admissions

Contact Admissions Team

Address

University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey GU2 7XH