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Undergraduate admissions

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants and from those progressing towards our admissions requirements. The following guidelines will help you choose the subjects to study in preparation for entry to our degree programmes:

  • you do not need to have studied business subjects before coming to Strathclyde Business School
  • a broad range of subjects across different disciplines is preferred (avoid related subjects with a high proportion of common subject matter, eg Biology and Human Biology)
  • if you do not achieve the entry standard in fifth year, you are welcome to apply for the following year, if you can demonstrate that you will be able to achieve an overall higher level by the end of your sixth year

Second-year entry

It may be possible for candidates with relevant Advanced Highers or A Levels to enter directly into Year 2. Please contact Business School Admissions for advice on curriculum choice before beginning advanced studies.

Deferred entry

Deferred entry is not accepted.

Admission to Honours

All students will be admitted as potential Honours students. Students may exit with a Bachelor of Arts degree at the end of year three of the Honours programme if they have accumulated at least 360 credits and satisfied the appropriate specialisation requirements. For admission to the final year of the Honours course, a student must have qualified for the award of the Bachelor of Arts degree and achieved an approved standard of performance.

Other qualifications

We will be pleased to consider your application if you have qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificates, and European/International Baccalaureates. Some overseas school-leavers may require a foundation course. Please contact Business School Admissions for advice.

If you have such qualifications, we expect you to have similar levels of ability as Higher/A Level standard; for example the equivalent of a B pass (or an average of 60 per cent). We will also ask you to show your ability in any specific subjects required for a particular degree programme, for example, a higher level of ability in Maths, or a level of proficiency in Modern Languages.

Mature students

Business admission routes for mature students include Access courses, HNCs, HNDs, Open University Credits, Highers, Advanced Highers, AS and A Levels (which must be recent).

If you are considering applying and do not have recent formal qualifications but your previous experience demonstrates an ability to cope with the academic demands of a degree programme the please see further information for mature students.

Pre-Entry Access course

This part-time one-year evening course for mature students is taught and examined within the University and is accepted for entry by many degree programmes. Similar pre-entry courses offered by other UK universities may also be accepted.

Unsuccessful applicants

Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6116/6105/6117


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