For direct access to the BD or DipHE, you will usually meet the following criteria:
For direct access to the CertHE:
- Age 18+ by 01 September in the year of registration.
- Three GCSEs (Grade A*-C / 9-4) or equivalent.
- Meet our English language requirements.
For access by Performance based admission:
If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you can apply for the CertHE via the Performance based admission route.
To be eligible to register you must:
- normally be aged 18 or above by the registration deadline of the year in which they will be entering; and
- satisfy the English language requirements.
To be admitted onto the CertHE Divinity, you must pass the FHEQ Level 4 module Religion, meaning and value [DT1150].
What if I do not meet the above criteria?
Even if you do not meet the standard requirements, we will consider each application on its own merits. Our Admissions Panel will consider whether any alternative/incomplete qualifications or work experience you have are suitable for entry to the programme. If we are unable to issue you an offer for either the BD, DipHE, CertHE or performance based admission routes then if available we will advise on further alternatives such as our International Foundation Programme or on additional qualifications you need to take in order to meet our minimum entrance criteria.
I don’t meet the entry requirements. What can I do?
English language requirements
You need to demonstrate a good level of English to be admitted to our programmes. We accept a range of evidence, including proficiency test scores. If you don’t have evidence but believe you can meet the standard, we may consider your case.
Do I hold the English requirements?
We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. For this degree, you will also need Adobe Flash Player to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.
More about computer requirements.
Can I transfer credits from other awards?
If you have studied material as part of a previous qualification that is comparable in content and standard, you might be exempted from the equivalent course for the University of London degree. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (APL), Credit Transfer or Exemption. For the Bachelor of Divinity, you can apply for up to four Level 4 courses.
Please note if you wish to be considered for discretionary recognition of prior learning for the 2020 intake, then you must formally apply and submit your request by: 15 October 2021.
More about Recognition of Prior Learning.