Undergraduate entry requirements
Our standard entry requirements are three A levels, or two A levels and two AS levels.
In general, prospective applicants for our degree courses will be in the process of studying two 'traditional' academic subjects for A level, with a third in any other subject.
We do not require A level Politics for any of our degrees, and we design our first year modules for students both with and without previous knowledge of Politics.
We accept General Studies as an A level for all of our programmes except BA Economics and Politics, and we welcome applications that include vocational A level subjects: for example, AVCE (single or double awards). Any combination of A levels or AVCE is acceptable.
Current academic requirements
- BA International Development: ABB.
- BA International Relations: AAB.
- BA Politics: AAB.
- BA Politics and Parliamentary Studies: AAB, including interview.
- BA Economics and Politics: AAB, plus A in GCSE Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
There are many other European and International qualifications that we accept.
- Equivalent qualifications [PDF: 146KB]
Further advice can be also be sought by contacting our Admissions Office directly.
If English is not your first language, we require evidence of English language ability in reading, writing and speaking. If you do not hold an English language equivalent to UK GCSE standard, then you should hold one of the following qualifications.
- IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component.
- TOEFL (internet-based test): 92 with not less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing.
All applications receive equal treatment, irrespective of race, gender, educational background, sexual orientation or disabilities.
2013 Undergraduate Admissions Policy [PDF: 417KB]
If we make you an offer, we will invite you for an informal visit to meet members of staff, and discuss your course.
During your visit, current students will show you around campus and answer questions about life at Leeds. Parents are very welcome.