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Yes, we welcome applicants with these qualifications but please note that we apply the same criteria for these routes as are used for entry to the standard (A100) course. In particular, applicants would need to demonstrate that: 

  • The course covers the same content as the A-levels we ask for in our entry criteria (and to an equal standard), particularly for Chemistry (which is compulsory).
  • The syllabus is assessed by formal written examination.
  • The result is classified (ie. it is possible to achieve Distinction(s) rather than simply a Pass).

Please check with the provider of your particular course if you are unsure about any of the above. We ask applicants to submit a letter from the provider to confirm that the course is equivalent to the A-levels concerned (usually Chemistry and a second core science).

As with other qualifications, we would expect applicants with Access to HE/Foundation qualifications to have excelled (and to have maintained a high level of performance at first degree level) in order for them to be able to make a competitive application.