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Domestic Entry Requirements

At Bloomsbury Institute, each student and prospective student is considered as a unique individual, and every application is considered on a case-by-case basis. We are committed to breaking down barriers to higher education, but studying for a degree is a lot of hard work and we need to ensure that our students have a positive experience and are ready to study at this level.

You can find our minimum entry criteria below, if you don’t meet the minimum  qualifications, we will also consider prior work experience that is directly relevant to the degree and/or demonstrates transferable skills. We will also consider your attitude to learning and your personal circumstances.

Undergraduate degrees

Our minimum standard entry requirements for Undergraduate Degrees are as follows:

3 A-levels
80 UCAS tariff points; e.g. Grades C, D, D
BTEC National
80 UCAS tariff points; e.g. Merit, Merit Pass
72 UCAS tariff points; e.g Pass (D or E)
Access to HE Diploma
48 UCAS tariff points; e.g. Pass, 45 credits
Ofqual-accredited qualifications
Pass, 120 credits at Level 3; e.g. CMI, ILM, CIM, CILEx, AAT, ATHE, Qualifi, Pearson
Other academic or professional qualifications at Level 3
Additional types of qualification may be accepted with further verification

These criteria remain the same for both the standard 3-year degree and 2-year accelerated undergraduate degrees. The volume and intensity of study remains the same across both two and three year degrees, i.e. students take two modules (60 credits) each term. The difference between the two ways to study is that students on the 2-year accelerated complete an additional (third) term in each of the two years.

Undergraduate Top-Up degrees

Undergraduate Top-Up degrees only cover the Level 6 modules (i.e. the third year of a three year degree) of their subject. As such, you are required to have studied the subject at Level 5 in order to complete the course. Our standard entry requirements for Undergraduate Top-up Degrees are:

  • 2 years of a 3-year undergraduate degree: must be in a relevant subject
  • Pearson HND: must be in a relevant subject
  • Ofqual-accredited qualifications (Pass, 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5): must be in a relevant subject
  • Equivalent academic or professional qualifications at Levels 4 and 5

Postgraduate degrees

Our minimum standard entry requirements for Postgraduate Degrees are as follows:

2:2 Bachelor's degree
Must be in a relevant subject, other than for MBA or MSc Management
Ofqual-accredited qualification Pass
120 credits at Level 4, Level 5 and at Level 6: must be in a relevant subject, other than for MBA or MSc Management
Equivalent academic or professional qualifications at Levels 4-6
MBA course requires 2 years' work experience
You must also have worked in a relevant role for two years to study for an MBA

Professional qualifications

We will consider a wide range of professional qualifications, all of which cannot be listed here. For Undergraduate degrees, you will need to have gained qualifications at least up to Level 3, and for Postgraduate degrees up to Level 6.

Accounting courses
  • AAT
  • ACCA: Foundation in Accounting (FIA)
  • CIMA: Certificate in Business Accounting
  • And others
Business courses
Law courses
  • CILEx CPQ, pass,
  • Costs Lawyer Qualification
  • Costs Lawyer Professional Qualification
  • CLC Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice
  • CLC Diploma in Probate Law and Practice
  • And others

Non-standard entry requirements

If you do not meet the criteria above, we are still happy to consider an application from you as long as you can demonstrate that you have the motivation to study.

What is required for a non-standard application?

Personal statement

We will ask you to complete a personal statement. The statement should demonstrate evidence of relevant experiences and/or previous qualifications, and evidence of your ability to study.

Professional reference

We may ask you to provide an additional professional reference if your original reference needs to be supplemented.

English proficiency

We will also ask you to demonstrate your English proficiency by providing one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
  • An English Language GCSE at minimum Level 4 (Grade C)
  • Any recognised equivalent eg Level 2 Functional Skills Pass or NVQ

If you cannot provide evidence of any of the above, we will be able to offer you an internal English test.

Admissions Interview

In some exceptional circumstances, we may invite you for an Admissions Interview with an academic.

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