Undergraduate entry qualifications

This page gives information on some of the common qualifications we accept for entry to our undergraduate degrees and international equivalent qualifications.

Our course pages give information on the entry requirements for individual courses. These are given in terms of A level grades and some of the other more common qualifications. We make offers on the basis of actual grades and not on the basis of equivalent UCAS tariff points. We typically expect the equivalent of three full A levels. Some of our courses also have requirements for GCSE subjects.

If you are an international applicant, you can also find a list of international qualifications.

For information on English language requirements, and the English language qualifications that we accept, please see our English language page.

Medicine and Surgery has specific admissions requirements that are detailed on the Lancaster Medical School pages.

Qualifications that we accept Accordion

International qualifications

If you studied at school or college outside of the United Kingdom, please find below details of how we evaluate international qualifications.

The exact grades we require will vary according to the degree scheme, and therefore grades are given as a range.

Please note, in addition to an overall grade in a qualification, certain degree schemes may require a specific grade in one or more individual subjects relevant to the degree.

The information provided below is relevant to 2024 entry and may change for future entry years.

Lancaster University offers international students (non UK) who do not meet the entry requirements the option of completing an International Foundation Year to prepare for degree study.

Country/Region Details

Contact the admissions team

If you need to contact us, then you can email our Admissions Office at ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk or telephone us on +44 (0)1524 592028.