A-level: AAB in one or more of: psychology, geography, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, geology, economics, statistics, environmental science or computing.
A-levels in critical thinking, citizenship studies and general studies do not typically form part of our offer but we welcome them as a fourth A-level.
In general we expect applicants to have two ‘traditional’ academic subjects at A-level. See our accepted subjects document to see which subjects we accept.
The Extended Project is welcomed but is not included as part of our offer. We do not accept any vocational qualifications.
GCSE: English language at grade 4/C and mathematics at grade 5/B. Plus one of the following at grade 5/B: physics, biology, chemistry, science or additional science. We also accept GCSEDA science (dual award) at grades 5-4/BC.
Other course specific tests:
To enrol on this course, you will need to have a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or equivalent by 30 September in the year you start the course, paid for by the School. We’ll send you a form and related guidance over the summer, which you should complete and return with the appropriate documents. It is essential to your successful registration that the DBS requirements are managed promptly.
Find guidance on DBS checks and equivalent checks for international applicants on the DBS website.
Access to HE Diploma
60 credits, including 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at distinction and 15 credits at merit level plus GCSE Maths and Science at grade B/6 and English Language at grade C/4.
We accept science-based BTEC qualifications (with Distinctions), alongside non-performance/arts based A-levels.
D3D3 M1 to include at least one of the following at D3 psychology, geography, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, geology, economics, statistics, environmental science or computing.
35 points overall (16 at Higher Level). You must study a science at Higher Level and achieve grade 6 or above.
Irish Leaving Certificate (higher Level)
AAAAAB to include maths and science
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AAAAB, including maths and science, in Advanced Highers. In some circumstances we would consider a mixture of Highers and Advanced Highers.
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
Were committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.
Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer:
BBB at A level including one or more of: psychology, geography, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, geology, economics, statistics, environmental science or computing.
Also, at GCSE: English language at grade 4/C and mathematics at grade 5/B. Plus one of the following at grade 5/B: physics, biology, chemistry, science or additional science. We also accept GCSEDA science (dual award) at grades 5-4/BC.
Plus a pass on the Access to Leeds module.
For alternative qualification offers please contact the admissions team.
If you do not have the formal qualifications for immediate entry to one of our degrees, we offer a foundation year for UK students who meet specific widening participation criteria. Learn more about the BA Social Science (foundation year).
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Education Undergraduate Admissions Team.
International foundation year
If you have the ability to study for a degree but don’t have the qualifications to enter directly to level one, you might consider studying a foundation year. We have formal links with the following foundation year programmes:
- University of Leeds International Foundation Year (IFY)
- Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK)
- Study Group Leeds International Study Centre (LISC)
If you are applying from an alternative foundation year provider, please contact our admissions team to find out if your qualification is suitable for entry to our courses.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
Read our admissions guidance for common queries and advice on personal statements.
International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2024
UK: See fees section below
International: £25,250 (per year)
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2023/24 and 2024/25
Tuition fees for UK full-time undergraduate students are set by the UK Government and will remain capped at £9,250 for 2023/24 and 2024/25. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation only as a consequence of future changes in Government legislation and as permitted by law.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students starting in 2023/24 and 2024/25
Tuition fees for international students for 2023/24 and 2024/25 are available on individual course pages.
Tuition fees for a study abroad or work placement year
If you take a study abroad or work placement year, you’ll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more on our living costs and budgeting page.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.