Life Sciences & Healthcare

Universities and colleges set their own entry requirements for higher education courses, and these vary widely depending on the subject, the specific course, and the course provider. They set the entry requirements for each course to ensure you have the right skills and knowledge to successfully complete the course.

Equivalent qualifications

The qualifications required for courses are often stated as UK qualifications – for example, A levels. Don’t worry – you can also use equivalent qualifications you’ve already completed, or you’re currently working towards.

When searching for courses, don’t worry if the entry requirements don’t specify your qualifications – many course providers accept alternative, equivalent qualifications. Check the course provider’s website or contact us to find out.

You can get a statement about how your qualifications compare to their UK equivalents from UK NARIC (the UK’s National Recognition Information Centre).

What if I don't have the right qualifications?

Don’t worry – if you do not have these qualifications but can show you have relevant experience, skills, and aptitudes, you may still be considered. Just ask your chosen universities and colleges whether you can meet the entry requirements in a different way.