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  • A Levels / IB at the required level


  • Recognised International Foundation Year  


  • BTEC International Level 3 Suite of Qualfications with MMP as equivalent to CCC from the Extended Diploma, and Merit in one component as equivalent to grade C when accompanied by other qualifications (ie A Levels)


  • 2 + 1 Top-Up Degrees (i.e. 1 year in the UK) 
  • 3 + 0 Degrees (i.e. 0 years in the UK) 
  • IELTS or other recognised English Language test unless studied in the UK for two years

MPhil or PhD

The normal requirement for an MPhil is a good honours degree (First or Upper-Second class) or a relevant Masters degree. For a PhD the normal entry requirement is an MPhil.

Chichester runs a Pre-PhD Research Study Programme whereby applicants register for six tutorials at low cost in order to carry out various feasibility studies, including some testing of interest, materials, methods and resolve.

If you are unsure of how your qualification equates to the standard entry criteria, or if you want more information on whether your international foundation programme is acceptable, please do not hesitate to get in touch at

If you don't have the qualifications

If you don’t have the qualifications for direct entry into your chosen Degree programme, we are now offering a variety of International Pathway programmes at Undergraduate or Postgraduate level at the University of Chichester International College (UCIC).

After successful completion of one of our course specific pathway programmes, you are guaranteed automatic progression onto the degree programme related to your pathway, all on a single visa.

You can choose one of the following routes:

  • International Foundation Year (Business, Computing and Engineering)
  • International Year One (Business, Computing)
  • Pre Masters (Business, Computing)

To find out more please visit the University of Chichester International College pages