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Entry requirements

The academic qualifications needed for the Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (SEFP) are lower than the admissions requirements for direct entry to a three-year BSc/BEng or a four-year MSci/MEng degree programme.  The entry requirements vary depending on which degree you wish to follow after the foundation year.

A-levelsTypically CCC at A2, to include two subjects relevant to the intended degree, e.g. biology, chemistry, physics or geology.  However, some SEFP offers may be higher than this minimum requirement.
Vocational coursesStudents studying on vocational courses will be considered on an individual basis.
Mature studentsApplications from mature students will be considered on an individual basis, taking account of both educational background and other relevant experience.
International qualificationsEU and international students whose qualifications are not listed should email sbcs-admissions@qmul.ac.uk for their country-specific entry requirements

Subject area entry requirements 

The SEFP offers a route into degree programmes from five Schools at QMUL. To find out the entry requirements for your subject area, follow the links below:

Biology or ChemistrySchool of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Computer Science or Electronic EngineeringSchool of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering or Materials ScienceSchool of  Engineering and Materials Science
MathematicsSchool of  Mathematics
PhysicsSchool of  Physics and Astronomy

English proficiency

All students must meet QMUL'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 SEFP and will be made a conditional offer subject to meeting the minimum requirement for English proficiency.

Students who want to progress onto more competitive undergraduate degrees such as Biomedical Sciences BSc are advised to achieve an English proficiency score of IELTS  6.0 with 6.0 in writing (or equivalent) before starting the SEFP.

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