Students in a Biology laboratory

Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements for all of our courses are AAA at A level with at least two of these being in science subjects and to grade B in GCSE mathematics.

In addition, entry to some first-year courses requires that you hold A-level qualifications in particular subjects. Please see the list below:

SubjectA level
Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics Chemistry
Chemical Engineering Mathematics and Chemistry
Chemical Measurement and Analysis Chemistry
Chemical Synthesis and Structure Chemistry
Electronic Engineering Mathematics and Physics
Environmental Chemistry Chemistry and Mathematics
Mathematics Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering Mathematics and Physics
Physics Physics and Mathematics

Alternative requirements

Non-A level Entry Requirements

Enquiries are welcomed from candidates with other qualifications, such as GNVQ, BTEC, Open University, Open College, ONC, HNC, HND, Scottish Highers, Irish Leaving Certificate and International Baccalaureate.

Overseas Qualifications

We also welcome applicants offering a range of overseas qualifications. Find out more about Lancaster's approach to international qualifications.

Language Requirements

If your first language is not English you will be asked for a recognised English language qualification. More information on Lancaster University's English language requirements.

Deferred Entry

Enquiries from candidates considering a future application or deferred entry are also welcome.