Entry requirements for students from Switzerland

The University has high entrance requirements for all its academic degree programmes.

The following information is for guidance only.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate Programmes e.g. BA, BSc, BEng/MEng

A variety of qualifications can be considered for direct admission to undergraduate bachelor degree programmes. All applications for undergraduate programmes should be made through UCAS.

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UCAS website

A Level

Applicants with a minimum of 3 A levels will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate diploma holders will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Required scores and subjects vary from course to course and can be found in our online prospectus.

Other Qualifications

Holders of the Federal Maturity Certificate will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate degree programmes.

Postgraduate Taught Programmes e.g. MA, MSc, MBA

Holders of a good bachelor degree/Diplom from a recognised Swiss University will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.

For entry to MBA

Holders of a good bachelor degree/Diplom from a recognised Swiss University, at least 3 years post-graduation work experience will be considered for direct admission to an MBA programme. Applicants must be at least 25 years old by the time the programme starts.

Postgraduate Research Programmes e.g. MPhil, PhD, PhD with Integrated Masters

Holders of a good bachelor degree/Diplom from a recognised Swiss University will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.

English Language Requirements

All applicants are required to have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS. The minimum score that is accepted for entry, in line with UKBA regulations, is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Please note that some departments may require a higher score.

More recognised English language qualifications

Most academic departments are able to make conditional offers to applicants who do not meet the English language requirements when they apply for an academic programme. A conditional offer is subject to applicants achieving the required level of English before starting the academic programme.

Applicants with a first degree taught in English will not generally be required to provide other evidence of English Language proficiency.

For students who need to improve their English before the start of their academic programme, the University┬┤s English Language Teaching Centre provided long and short term English preparation programmes.

English Language Teaching Centre