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Academic entry requirements

These entry requirements are for guidance only, please contact the International Office if you have any questions about the eligibility of your own qualifications.

If you are studying in an international school teaching A levels or IB please refer to our UK/EU entry qualifications. If you are studying in an international school under the US system, please consult our US entry requirements.

Level 3 Diploma

High grades at Cambridge GCE O level will normally be considered for entry to Level 3 Diploma courses.

FdSc foundation degree

Two Cambridge GCE A levels at grade C, one of which should be a Science subject, will normally be considered for entry to FdSc Foundation Degree courses. For the FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science course three Cambridge GCE A levels are required, two which should be at grade B, and one of which should be a Life Science subject,

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

Cambridge GCE A level examinations are appropriate for entry onto BSc(Hons) courses as follows:

Equine Science; Equine Studies; Horticulture with Plantsmanship and Design. 240 UCAS tariff points, including at least two grade Cs at A level.
Animal Management. three A levels including two at grade C or above, one of which should be in a Life Science subject.
Aquaculture and Fishery Management; Ecology and Conservation Management three A levels including two at grade C or above, one of which should be in a Science subject.

 

MSc postgraduate degree

Satisfactory completion of a relevant degree course will normally be considered for entry to an MSc course.

English language requirements

Level 3 Diploma

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall, with a minimum 5.0 in any band; Pearson (PTE) 51; Cambridge English Scale Score 162-168 (FCE grade C; CAE level B2).

FdSc foundation degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; Pearson (PTE) 56; Cambridge English Scale Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2).

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; Pearson (PTE) 56; Cambridge English Scale Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2).

MSc postgraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall, with a minimum 6.0 in any band; Pearson (PTE) 61; Cambridge English Scale Score 176-185 (FCE grade A; CAE level B2).

Visa requirements for students from Iran

Students from Iran normally require a visa to study in the UK – further information can be found here.

International representatives in Iran

Sparsholt College is in the process of appointing international representation in Iran.