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Entry requirements

If you have qualifications which are not listed below please contact us to check your eligibility for our foundation programmes.

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (SEFP) entry requirements

Entry requirements for the SEFP are lower than for direct entry to a three-year BSc or MSci.  If you would like to discuss your individual situation, you can contact the SEFP admissions team via email at sbcs-admissions@qmul.ac.uk Below are the entry requirements for the chemistry and biology SEFP; go to the foundation website to find out more about other programmes in science and engineering. 

A-levels Minimum CCC from 3 A-levels, to include two science subjects: biology or chemistry
IB International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 26 points overall with grade 3 in two Higher Level subjects (biology or chemistry plus a further science subject)
BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science, Biomedical Science, Analytical and Forensic Science or Physical Science at DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit)
Access HE Overall Pass with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 Level 3 credits
International qualifications EU and international students whose qualifications are not listed should email sbcs-admissions@qmul.ac.uk for their country-specific entry requirements

International students who do not meet our entry requirements for the SEFP may be interested in our International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (ISEFP), a one-year qualification which gives international students the chance to improve their English language and academic skills.

English proficiency

All students must meet Queen Mary's English language requirements. For students from outside the United Kingdom, you must give evidence of your English language ability by producing an English language test score. 

Am I eligible?

To discuss whether your qualifications and/or experience would make you a suitable candidate for the SEFP please contact us:

Email: sbcs-admissions@qmul.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7882 6681

International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (ISEFP) entry requirements

The academic qualifications needed for the International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme are lower than the admissions requirements for direct entry to a three-year BSc/BEng or a four-year MSci/MEng degree programme or for entry onto our SEFP.

You will need to provide transcripts (official report/certificate of grades or percentages) from one of the following:

  • International High School Diploma
    An equivalent diploma for the final year of schooling in your country is also acceptable. Mathematics in your final year is essential.
  • A minimum of five International GCSE subjects with grade B and above.
    You must have minimum grade B in mathematics and grade A in double science or grade B in triple science.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
    You must have a minimum level 3 in mathematics and science subjects.
  • AS and A Levels
    AS or A levels must be in mathematics and science subjects and will be considered in conjunction with IGCSE or high school diploma.

If your qualifications are not listed above please email us to check your eligibility: isefp-admin@qmul.ac.uk

English proficiency

All students must meet Queen Mary's English language requirements.

For students from outside the United Kingdom, you must give evidence of your English language ability by producing an English language test score. 

Students that have yet to take an English proficiency test may still apply for the Foundation Programme and will be made a conditional offer subject to meeting the minimum requirement for English proficiency.

Students who intend to apply for undergraduate degrees at high ranking universities, or for degrees which have a high number of applicants such as Biomedical Sciences, are advised to achieve an English proficiency score of IELTS  6.0 with 6.0 in writing (or equivalent) before starting the International SEFP.

Am I eligible?

To discuss whether your qualifications and/or experience would make you a suitable candidate for the ISEFP please contact Dr Priscilla Cunnan:

Email: p.cunnan@qmul.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7882 2761

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