University Of Bedfordshire Admissions

University Of Bedfordshire Admissions


Application and admissions guidance

We are delighted that you are applying to study at the University of Bedfordshire.

Supporting you in your application

We want to guide and support you through the process so that you are successful in your application.

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Contact us

Our friendly and expert Admissions team is available to offer support on

T: 01582 743500

Or visit us in person at the Luton campus or Bedford campus


Standard entry requirements for Undergraduate degrees (BA/BSc)

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications.

We are looking for both breadth and depth in your current studies as well as enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

The entry criteria for each course can be found on the course page and should be met from a minimum of two A-level passes or equivalent qualifications as listed.

Some courses also have subject-specific qualification requirements which are outlined on the individual course pages.

Equivalent qualifications

  • AS and A Levels
  • BTEC (Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Some vocational qualifications
  • Access
  • Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Key and Functional Skills
  • Extended Project
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate

Standard entry requirements for Postgraduate degrees (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM)

This information is provided as a general guide only. Entry requirements will vary for particular courses so please check the specific course description before applying.

We consider applicants as individuals and take into account all aspects of your application as well as enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

The normal entry requirements for postgraduate degrees are a good Honours degree in an appropriate subject from a recognised university.

We may also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with substantial related work experience.

Applicants who not have English as a first language will be required to demonstrate they have the correct level of English for their course.

Recognition of prior learning

The University recognises that many prospective students particularly mature applicants, applying for courses have a vast range of expertise, skills and knowledge.

RPEL (Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning) and RPCL (Recognition of prior Certificated Learning) are processes that enable you to receive formal recognition for skills and knowledge you already possess that have not been previously assessed or awarded credit.

RPCL and RPEL are both available for UK and EU students.

RPCL and RPEL claim forms