Adjusted Higher and Advanced Higher Entry Requirements

Two students passing the cloisters

Accounting & Finance (BAcc)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2 (MD20), care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

BBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

BBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4 (MD40)

AABBB / BBBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBBB

No minimum at S5

AABBB / BBBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBBB

Additional Requirements:

Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week
 
Applicants who successfully complete the Access to a Career in Accounting Programme also have to attend and pass the Top-Up Programme or Summer School. 
 
Applicants for combinations that include Mathematics or Statistics with less than Advanced Higher Mathematics at Grade B must also successfully complete Maths in Summer School (including those taking Top-Up).


Arts (MA) and Divinity (BD)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

No minimum at S5

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

 

Adjusted additional requirements:

Higher English at Grade B and a Higher Humanities or Language subject at Grade B. Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes MathematicsStatistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes. Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Music must have Music at Grade B or ABRSM Grade 5 Theory.

Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week.


Community Development (BA)

There are no adjusted Higher requirements for this degree.

For standard entry requirements please see the Community Development (BA) page.

Additional requirements: This is a work-based learning programme therefore all applicants must have at least two days per week of paid or unpaid work in the broad field of community development. Applicants with no formal qualifications are encouraged to apply on the premise they have extensive experience within a community development setting.

 


Dentistry (BDS)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2 (MD20), deciles 3-4 (MD40), care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

No entry from S5

AABB (must include A in Chemistry or Biology / Human Biology)

AAABB and Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry

 

Adjusted additional requirements:

Higher Biology/Human Biology at Grade A AND Chemistry at Grade A AND Advanced Higher Biology OR Chemistry at Grade B and either Higher Mathematics or Physics. Higher English or ESOL. Applicants who have attained the above grades and have a UCAT score which is no more than 10% below the standard threshold will be considered for interview.

 Successful completion and grades in the Reach Programme.


Engineering (BEng)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

No minimum at S5

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

 

Adjusted additional requirements: Higher Mathematics AND Higher Physics or Engineering Science: all at Grade B.

For Software Engineering: Higher Mathematics (AH recommended) and Higher Computing (if Higher Mathematics A grade is not achieved in S5).

 
Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week.
 
Applicants who successfully complete the Access to a Career in Engineering Programme also have to attend and pass the Top-Up Programme or Summer School.


Environmental Science & Sustainability (BSc) (Dumfries Campus)

There are no adjusted Higher requirements for this degree programme.

For standard entry requirements please see the Environmental Science & Sustainability (BSc) page.

Additional requirements: A minimum of one (preferably two) Highers from Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computing Studies, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Information Systems, Managing Environmental Resources, Mathematics or Physics.

 


Health & Social Policy (MA) (Dumfries Campus)

There are no adjusted Higher requirements for this degree programme.

For the standard entry requirements please see the Health & Social Policy (MA) page.

Additional requirements: There are no additional requirements for this degree programme.

 


Law (LLB)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4

AAABB / ABBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at ABBBB

No minimum at S5

AAABB / ABBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at ABBBB

 

Adjusted additional requirements: Higher English at Grade B. 
 
 
Successful completion and grades in the Reach Programme.

 


Medicine (MBChB)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, deciles 3-4, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

AAABB / AABBBB by the end of S5 and meet the UCAT threshold or AAAAA / AAAABB by the end of S5 and 10% below the UCAT threshold to be considered for interview. Applicants who are successful at interview will be made Conditional Offers based on S6 results.

Adjusted additional requirements:

There are no reductions to the Grades in Higher Requirements noted above.

Must have Higher Biology and Chemistry and either Higher Mathematics or Physics and National 5 English or ESOL at Grade B or above.

S6 Conditional Offers require applicants to achieve EITHER two Advanced Highers (one at Grade A and one at Grade B) PLUS one Higher at Grade B OR three Advanced Highers at Grades BBB.
 
Where it's not possible to study three Advanced Highers, alternative combination of Advanced Highers/ Highers may be considered.
 
UCAT (see note below). Interview.
 
Successful completion and grades in the Reach Programme.

 

NOTE: UCAT

All applicants to Medicine and Dentistry must complete the University Clinical Aptitude Test by the deadline date in the same year as application. The UCAT score together with meeting STANDARD and ADDITIONAL Entry Requirements will be used to select applicants for interview. The UCAT score cut-off points vary from year to year.


Music (BMus)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

No minimum at S5

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

Adjusted additional requirements

Higher Music at Grade B or above, OR Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grade 5 Theory.

 
Required performance level is Merit in Grade 8 ABRSM practical exams. Audition. 
 
Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer SchoolSutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week.


Nursing (BN)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

No minimum at S5

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

Adjusted additional requirements:

Two Higher Science subjects from Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

 
Minimum of National 5 Chemistry at Grade B.

National 5 English at Grade B.

If no Higher Mathematics then must have National 5 at Grade B.

Interview.
 
Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week.


Psychology (BSc, MA or MA (SocSci))

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4

AAABB / ABBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBBBB

No minimum at S5

AAABB / ABBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBBBB

Adjusted additional requirements: Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week.

 All applicants who do not have Mathematics at Higher must have National 5 Mathematics at Grade B.
 
Applicants to BSc: Two Higher Science subjects (or Mathematics plus one Science subject): both at Grade B.
 
Applicants who wish to study Mathematics, Statistics, Neuroscience or Computing Science, or any degree combination that includes these subjects, must also meet the BSc requirements in those programmes.
 
Applicants to MA Arts: Higher English and a Higher Humanities or Language subject: both at Grade B. Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Music must have Music at Grade B or ABRSM Grade 5 Theory.
 
Applicants to MA (SocSci): Higher English or a Higher Humanities or Language subject both at Grade B.


Science/Life Science (BSc)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

No minimum at S5

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

Specific subject requirements detailed below. Applicants to joint degrees must meet the entry requirements of both subjects.

Applicants to Life Sciences must have at least ONE Higher in a relevant Science subject.

Applicants to Physical Sciences must have at least TWO Highers in relevant Science subjects.

Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School and Taster Week.

Applicants to Physics or Astronomy require Higher Mathematics AND Physics – both at Grade B.

Applicants to Life Sciences degrees (see note below) require Higher Biology/Human Biology or

Chemistry at Grade B.

Applicants to Chemical Physics require Highers in Chemistry, Physics AND Mathematics at Grade B.

Applicants to Chemistry or Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry require Higher Mathematics and

Chemistry - both at Grade B.

Applicants to Computing Science and Software Engineering must have Higher Mathematics and Higher Computing Science at B unless they have an A in Higher Mathematics from S5.

Applicants to Electronic & Software Engineering must meet the requirements for Engineering (BEng)

Applicants to Mathematics require Higher Mathematics at Grade B. Applicants with less than Advanced Higher Mathematics at Grade B must also successfully complete Maths in Summer School (including those taking Top-Up).

 

 

 


Social Sciences (MA (SocSci))

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

BBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

BBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4

AABBB / BBBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBBB

No minimum at S5

AABBB / BBBBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBBB

Adjusted additional requirements:

Higher English or a Higher Humanities subject at Grade B.

Higher English or Higher Humanities subject at Grade B.

Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Economics must have a minimum of National 5 Mathematics at Grade B.
 
Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes MathematicsStatistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes.
 
Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week.


Teaching: Education with Primary Teaching Qualification (MEduc)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

No minimum at S5

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

Adjusted additional requirements:

Higher English at Grade B.

 
National 5 Mathematics or National 5 Application of Mathematics at Grade B. Interview.
 
Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week.
 
Applicants who successfully complete the Access to a Career in Teaching Programme also have to attend and pass the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week.


Teaching: Primary Education with Teaching Qualification (MA) (Dumfries Campus)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, deciles 3-4, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted additional requirements: Higher English at Grade B.

 
National 5 Mathematics or National 5 Application of Mathematics at Grade B. Interview.
 
Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week.


Teaching: Technological Education (BTechEd)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

No minimum at S5

BBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

No minimum at S5

AABB / ABBBB guaranteed offer if meet additional requirements

Considered at BBBB

Adjusted additional requirements:

Higher English at Grade C and either a Higher Science subject, Higher Technological subject or Higher Mathematics at Grade B.

 Where Mathematics is not one of the Higher subjects, National 5 Mathematics at Grade B. Please note that National 5 Application of Mathematics cannot be accepted. Interview.
 
Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week.


Veterinary Biosciences (BSc)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

AAAA / AAABB – including Chemistry & Biology at A, PLUS Maths or Physics

No minimum at S5

ABBB (Must include A in Chemistry or Biology)

Or BBBB PLUS Advanced Higher Chemistry or Biology

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 3-4

AAAA / AAABB – including Chemistry & Biology at A, PLUS Maths or Physics

No minimum at S5

AABB / ABBBB

Adjusted additional requirements:

Successful completion and grades in either the Top-Up Programme, Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer School or Taster Week.

Entry from S6 must include Higher Chemistry and Biology at grades AB or BA PLUS Maths or Physics. Applicants without A grade in either Higher Chemistry or Biology, must pass Advanced Higher Chemistry or Biology at grade C or above.

It is acceptable to take Chemistry or Biology as a crash Higher in S6.
 
Grades must be achieved at the first attempt.


Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS)

Qualifications

End of S5

S5 Minimum

End of S6

Adjusted Higher requirements:

SIMD deciles 1-2, deciles 3-4, care experience, estranged, carer, asylum seeker, refugee

AAABB by the end of S5 including Chemistry at Grade A and Higher Biology AND either Higher Mathematics of Higher Physics). These results will allow the applicant to be interviewed.

 

Applicants who are successful at interview will be made Conditional Offers based on S6 results.

There are no reductions to the Grades in the Higher Requirements noted above. However, as this degree requires Advanced Highers, some concessions may be made to the S6 Grades required for applicants who are successful at interview. These will be considered on a case by case basis.

Successful completion and grades in the Reach Programme.