University of dundee entry requirements

University of dundee entry requirements

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You can find our published entry requirements on each course page. This includes details of any specific subjects and/or grades you need for each course.

If you are thinking about a joint Honours degree, please check the entry requirements for each subject.


Qualifications accepted

The following table shows the standard qualifications held by the majority of our applicants and the grades which we accept as passes:

Examination BoardQualificationPass Grades
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)Higher
Advanced Higher
Standard Grade
Intermediate 2
National 5
General Certificate of Education (GCE)A-Level
AS Level
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC)Higher Level
Ordinary Level
International Baccalaureate (IB)Higher Level
Standard Level

Other qualifications may also be considered for some programmes, for example:

  • SQA Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma with relevant graded units
  • Scottish Baccalaureate
  • SWAP Access Programmes
  • BTEC Extended Diploma or HND with merits and distinctions
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • European Baccalaureate


University of dundee entry requirements

EU and international applicants

If you are an EU or international applicant, you can find details of the equivalent qualifications accepted from your country on our Find Your Country page.

All courses at the University of Dundee are taught in English. If your first language is not English you must have an IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall (or equivalent) in order to be successful in your academic studies. Additionally, if you require a visa to study in the UK, then you must also meet the level of English required by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

You can find more details on our English Language requirements page.


Advanced entry

Traditionally in Scotland the majority of Honours degree courses take four years to complete, compared to three years in the rest of the UK. However, it is possible to complete a large number of our Honours degree programmes in three years by starting the course at Level 2, provided you have met the relevant entry requirements. This is known as ‘advanced entry’.