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Application and selection Admissions policy QMU is fully committed to the provision of equality of opportunity within the admissions process. We recognise that applicants may have received different levels of support, guidance and educational opportunity prior to applying to higher education. We aim to take into account the context of an applicant’s academic achievement, giving consideration to a range of factors which may impact on attainment. These factors include, but are not limited to: • being eligible for the Lothian Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS); • attendance at a school where few students progress to university — Schools for Higher Education Programme (SHEP); • living in an area of high deprivation, as defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD); • being care experienced and • undertaking an alternative study route to higher education. For further information please see our Contextual Admissions Policy which is published on our website. Entry requirements All courses have prescribed entry requirements relating to previous academic attainment. The entry requirements for each course, including details of any specific subject qualifications, are outlined under the individual course pages in this prospectus. Many courses, particularly in the health sciences, also require applicants to investigate and develop an understanding of their chosen career before applying and demonstrate this in their personal statement within their application. It is important to remember that meeting the entry requirements does not necessarily guarantee a place on the course as there can be considerable competition for places. Our entry criteria are largely based on qualifications achieved ‘on entry’ rather than over a particular number of sittings and we will accept Highers taken over two or more years. Applicants who meet criteria set out in our Contextual Admissions Policy may be eligible to receive an offer below the entry requirements published in this prospectus. Our decision on your application will generally be based on the grades you achieve. You can use the table on page 163 to compare qualifications you may already have or plan to take. UK qualifications Applications of Mathematics Entry requirements are shown for those offering SQA Highers or GCE Advanced Level qualifications, but other qualifications may also be accepted. Students presenting SQA Advanced Highers, the Scottish Baccalaureate or strong GCE Advanced Level grades in relevant subjects may be eligible for entry to the second year of some of our courses. Please see individual course pages for further details. Where National 5 Mathematics is required for entry to a course, National 5 Applications of Mathematics will meet this requirement. For the purposes of meeting our entry requirements, a pass in a subject will be one of the following: SQA Higher Grade/ SQA National 5: C or above A Level: D or above AS Level: C or above GCSE: C or above/ 4 or above Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Grades: H3 or above 160 We will only count the highest level of qualification in any subject. This means that we wouldn’t count AS levels or SQA Highers if you have the full A level or an Advanced Higher in the same subject. International qualifications We recognise and warmly welcome a wide range of international qualifications. As it is not possible to list all qualifications we accept in the prospectus, our Admissions staff are able to provide information and advice on which qualifications are suitable for application to any of our courses. English language If English is not your first language you will have to provide evidence of competence in both spoken and written English. Our current minimum English la