Entry Requirements and Application Procedure

This page lists our standard entry requirements for British and international students. If you have other qualifications and would like to find out whether you are eligible for entry into our undergraduate degree courses, please feel free to contact us via the email address below. Please make sure that you give us all information regarding your qualifications, broken down into the single subjects you studied, as well as the grades you achieved in each subject.

Application is through UCAS - http://www.ucas.com.

Qualifications

MEng/MComp: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Software Development for Business, Computer Science with Maths

Qualification Entry Requirements
A Levels AAA including Mathematics
A Levels + Extended Project Qualifications AAB including Maths + A. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 37 points including 6 points in Higher Level Mathematics
BTEC Information Technology, Engineering or Computer Science/Computing: Diploma DD or Extended Diploma DDD plus A Level Mathematics, grade A
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics M
Advanced Diploma Engineering, grade A, Information Technology, grade A. plus A Level Mathematics, grade A

BEng/BSc: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Software Development of Business, Computer Science and Maths

Qualification Entry Requirements
A Levels AAB including Mathematics*
A Levels + Extended Project Qualifications ABB including Maths* + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 35 points including 6 points in Higher Level Mathematics
BTEC Information Technology, Engineering or Computer Science/Computing: Diploma DD or Extended Diploma DDD plus A Level Mathematics*, grade B
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics M
Advanced Diploma Engineering, grade A, Information Technology, grade A. plus A Level Mathematics*, grade B

* for Computer Science and Maths you must achieve a grade A in A Level Mathematics

BSc Information Technology Management for Business

Qualification Entry Requirements
GCSE Mathematics, grade A
A Levels AAB (in any acceptable subject)
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification

ABB + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate 35, 4 in Standard Level Maths
BTEC Information Technology, Engineering or Computer Science/Computing: Diploma DD or Extended Diploma DDD plus grade B in an acceptable A Level subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2
Advanced Diploma Engineering, grade A, Information Technology, grade A. plus grade B in an acceptable A Level subject

Foundation Year

Qualification Entry Requirements
GCSE Mathematics and Science, grade B

A Levels

ABB
International Baccalaureate 34
BTEC

Engineering: Extended Diploma DDD (with Distinction in Maths)
Computing/Computer Science or Information Technology: Extended Diploma DDD*

Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2
Advanced Diploma Engineering, grade A. Information Technology, grade A. Plus grade B in an acceptable A Level subject
* An additional Maths test might be required. Please contact the Department for more information.

Acceptable A Level Subjects

You may count General Studies as one of your A level subjects. Guidance on A level subject requirements is shown at www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/alevel
We have some flexibility and will consider individual cases, for instance where you already have your A level results.

Other UK qualifications

We accept other UK qualifications as an alternative to A levels. Please contact us if your qualifications are not listed above. Please note that HND and HNC students do not qualify for direct entry into the second year.

International and European qualifications

We accept many international qualifications broadly equivalent to UK A levels. The admissions team have put together a table which lists many international and European qualifications and their equivalence to A Level grades. If you cannot find your country or qualification then more information can be found on the country pages or please contact us.

Every student has to satisfy the University's English language requirement which is grade C or better in GCSE level English. Alternatively, it is sufficient to pass the IELTS with 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each component. A further list of acceptable English language qualification may be found at http://www.shef.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/englang

For students interested in a Foundation Year

If you have not studied Mathematics to A level standard but otherwise satisfy our entry requirements, we can still consider you for entry into our degree programmes with a Foundation Year. The objective of the Foundation Year is for each student to develop a high level of knowledge in mathematics and fundamental science at the equivalent of A level. More information on the Foundation Year.

Information for mature applicants

We look favourably at applications from mature students who do not offer one of the standard qualifications mentioned above. We may be able to accept certain qualifications you obtained in your current professional career towards meeting our entry requirements. To find out more, please contact us via the email address below with your qualification details. If you have been out of school for a considerable amount of time, you might want to consider our Foundation Year. This will give you the opportunity to revise important A level material before entering the actual degree course.