Requirements For University Of Bristol

University of Bristol logo

Requirements For University Of Bristol

Entry requirements and qualifications

UK qualifications

Please see our information on UK qualifications for undergraduate entry.

When completing your UCAS application please give the exact name and level of your qualification.

  • A-levels
  • BTEC qualifications
  • Access to HE Diploma qualifications
  • Cambridge Pre-U qualifications
  • GCSE qualifications
  • Degree-level qualifications
  • Extended Project Qualification

A-levels

Subjects

  • If a course requires particular subjects, we specify this in the course details. Some courses apply a weighting to other (non-specified) subjects. Find out more in the admissions statement.
  • Native languages. We will accept a native language A-level as one of your A-level subjects.
  • General Studies is not included in our offers, and we do not consider it in the academic assessment of applications.

Grades

  • Re-sits. Some courses have restrictions on applicants re-sitting their A-levels. The admissions statement makes this clear.

Statement on A-level and GCSE reforms

BTEC qualifications

  • We will accept the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in place of 1 GCE A-level, provided this is not in a specified subject, where:
    • D* = A*
    • D = A
    • M = B
  • We will accept the BTEC Diploma in place of 2 A-levels, provided this is not in a specified subject, where:
    • D* = A*
    • D = A
    • M = B
  • We will accept the BTEC Extended Diploma provided it is in a subject relevant to the course. We may request distinctions in particular units, and some courses may ask for an additional A-level to satisfy subject requirements. Specialist QCF qualifications are not generally accepted.

Access to HE Diploma qualifications

We need to know the exact name of your qualification, and which modules you are taking at Level 2 and Level 3.

In some cases an additional A-level may be required to satisfy subject requirements. Please see the course details for more information.

Cambridge Pre-U qualifications

The University accepts the Cambridge Pre-U as satisfying general entry requirements, and formulates offers on an equivalent basis with other level 3 qualifications.