Standard modern language requirement

Some undergraduate courses require specific GCSE grades in particular subjects. We refer to these requirements as ‘profiles’.

Standard modern language profile requirements

To meet this profile, you need at least a 4 in GCSE Modern Foreign Language. Details of which language is required will be specified on the course pages.

If you do not have this grade, you need to meet at least one of the below requirements. We consider these UK qualifications to be equivalent to the specified GCSE grade. 

Non-reformed GCSE Modern Foreign Language  C
Reformed GCSE Modern Foreign Language (England)  4 or 5
Reformed GCSE Modern Foreign Language (Wales and Northern Ireland)  C or C*
IGCSE Modern Foreign Language as a First Language  C
IGCSE Modern Foreign Language as a Second Language  C
IGCSE Modern Foreign Language as a Foreign Language  C
O Level Modern Foreign Language  C
IB Middle Years Programme Modern Foreign Language 5
IB Modern Foreign Language A Standard Level  5
IB Modern Foreign Language A Higher Level  4
IB Modern Foreign Language B Standard Level  6
IB Modern Foreign Language B Higher Level  5
AS-level or A-level Modern Foreign Language C
SQA Standard Grade Modern Foreign Language
SQA National 5 Modern Foreign Language C
SQA Higher Modern Foreign Language C
SQA Advanced Higher Modern Foreign Language C
Cambridge Pre-U Modern Foreign Language P1
Cambridge Pre-U Modern Foreign Language Short Course M3
European Baccalaureate Modern Foreign Language 1  6.0
European Baccalaureate Modern Foreign Language 2  6.5
European Baccalaureate Modern Foreign Language 3  7.0

We will also consider non-UK qualifications at an equivalent level. If your qualification is not listed above, you should include your full educational history with your application.

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