Psychology degree entry requirements - UK and Ireland

If you have any questions about UK and Ireland entry requirements for our psychology degrees please do get in touch with our admissions team on the form below.

UK and Ireland entry requirements

If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland take a look below to see what we’ll accept.  

If you are studying a qualification that's not on the list, don't worry - give us a call or drop us an email to talk about it. 

If you are applying for overseas please visit our international entry requirement page for entry to our sport, exercise and health science degrees.


Psychology degree entry requirements - UK and Ireland

Psychology degrees: 

Essential for entry

Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.


BBB or above in A-level to include:Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant BTEC Extended Diploma for example; Applied Psychology.


120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Psychology.

International Baccalaureat

Overall grade of 32 points or higher including Psychology (or acceptable equivalent) at Higher Level.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).

Irish Leaving Certificate

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).

Should you require further information about our entry requirements for Psychology degrees at AECC University College, request a printed prospectus, come along to one of our Open Days or feel free to contact the admissions team.

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