If you're thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from Barbados, this page has all the information you need.
Applicants will be required to show evidence of having achieved Grades I (one), II (two) or (if taken from 1998) Grade III in English and Maths in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC). This is GCSE equivalent.
Applicants who have the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with two Grade II and four Grade III double-unit subjects (including two double-unit courses) are eligible to apply for a bachelors degree. Within these six units, we will consider two units being single awards.
An associate degree, with good grades, may also be considered suitable for direct entry to year one of a relevant bachelor degree course.
For applicants who do not meet the above requirements, there are foundation options available via the University of Plymouth and University of Plymouth International College (UPIC).
|UCAS tariff||A level||CAPE or Associate Degree|
The standard requirement for entry to a taught masters programme is an undergraduate (bachelor) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second class degree (2:1).
|Classification||University of the West Indies GPA||UK degree equivalent|
|First Class||3.60 - 4.00||1st|
|Second Class (Upper Division)||3.00 - 3.59||2:1|
|Second Class (Lower Division)||2.50 - 2.99||2:2|
English language requirements
Barbados nationals are currently exempt from Home Office English language requirements. Grade III in the CSEC is considered suitable to meet the University's English language requirements.