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Undergraduate courses

Each programme will have slightly different requirements, both in terms of overall points and certain subjects, so please check the relevant subject in the undergraduate on-line prospectus.

Normally Ulster University welcomes applications from students with:


Students must have passed one of the following:

  • Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários or  Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano) with a grade of 14/Bom or above.
  • The Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educaçãowith a grade of 14/Bom or above.
  • The Nível 4 Qualificação do Quadro Nacional de Qualificações with a grade of 14/Bom or above.
  • The Bacharel / Bacharelato (HND equivalent, in some cases applicants may be considered for advanced entry)

Meet our requirements for undergraduate courses?

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Postgraduate courses

Typically we require applicants for taught programmes to hold the equivalent of a UK first degree (usually in a relevant subject area). Please refer to the specific entry requirements for your chosen course of study as outlined in the online prospectus. We consider students who have good grades in the following:


Students must hold:

  • A Licenciado


  • Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados - DESE with an overall mark of 14 or above.

Meet our requirements for postgraduate courses?

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English Language Entry Requirements

Normally the minimum English language entry requirement is IELTS (academic) of 6.0 (with no band score of less than 5.5).

Some of our courses ask for a higher score.

If you do not meet the English language requirement we will give you a conditional offer subject to you meeting the requirement before the commencement of the course.

We accept a wide range of alternative English language examinations and tests so please check the list of other accepted tests

GCSE Math requirement

  • Grade of 14/Bom or above in Maths as part of the Certificado de Habilitacoes do Ensino Secundários (achieve a Grade of 16 for courses requiring GCSE Grade B/C*/6).

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