University of Suffolk


The University of Suffolk is committed to ensuring an inclusive approach to people aspiring to higher education and aims to provide higher education to anyone with the potential to benefit. The Office of Admissions takes into account all aspects of each candidate’s profile: academic, professional and personal, with a view towards admitting all those who are eligible for higher education, show strong potential and determination for career success and can contribute to a rewarding, collective educational experience.

Undergraduate Admission *

The entry requirements for undergraduate admission are:

  • 3 UK A Levels (BBC) or BTEC Extended Diploma (DMM) or international equivalent qualification, or a recognized Foundation Programme at the appropriate level GCSE Maths Grade 'C/4' and above or international equivalent.
  • English Proficiency: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components), or GCSE English grade 'C/4' and above, or international equivalent qualification, or Unicaf English Placement Test (EPT) overall 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all components) Personal Statement (minimum 500 words).
  • Up to date CV
  • 1 reference (academic or professional) stated on CV including referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant Valid, national photo ID.
Postgraduate Admission *

The entry requirements for postgraduate admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honours degree with minimum 2.2 classification or international equivalent. Some professional qualifications may also be acceptable. Extensive professional experience may also be considered.
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C/4” and above or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent qualification. Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to take the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words)
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.

Applications from nonstandard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.

* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study. For more information please contact the Admissions Office, admissions@uos.unicaf.org .

Recognised Prior Learning **

Students who hold a recognized UK Level 7 related qualification or have completed related postgraduate modules at an accredited institution and wish to gain advanced standing into a postgraduate programme may apply for RPL (Recognized Prior Learning) provided that the learning outcomes of their award satisfy those of the equivalent levels of the master’s programme for which they seek admission. The recognition and hence transferability of credits is subject to the University of Suffolk’s RPL policy and requires the submission of official transcripts and module descriptions.

** Recognized Prior Learning is available on some programmes only. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office, admissions@uos.unicaf.org .

Important Note

By submitting an application form and the supporting documentation, a student declares that the information supplied on the form or otherwise in connection with their application is complete and correct and that the giving of false or incomplete information, or submission of falsified or fraudulent qualifications/transcripts may lead to the refusal of the application or suspension or expulsion from the programme (without refund) if such fraudulent documentation is revealed subsequent to admission.

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