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UCAS points, also known as UCAS Tariff points, allow you to convert the grades you've earned from school into a numerical value. Most qualifications you apply for at university will have a minimum requirement of UCAS points needed in order to be accepted onto the course.
When searching for a university course, you'll find the entry requirements include a minimum number of UCAS points. This will often be 112 UCAS points but will vary from course to course.
If you want to see an example, search for a university course on our site and you'll see all the universities which offer the course and what UCAS points it requires. Handy, isn't it?
If you achieve an 'A' grade in your A-level subject, that's equivalent to 48 UCAS Tariff points. If you achieve a 'B' grade, this will give you 40 points. Earning a 'C' will award you 32 points and so on.
If you're wondering how to calculate your UCAS points, you can do so using our very own UCAS points calculator.
What you tell us
Simply put in the type of qualifications you’re studying, (A-levels, BTECs, Scottish Qualifications, Irish Leaving Certificate or International Baccalaureate), the courses you’re studying, and your estimated grades.
What we tell you
From this information we’ll be able to tell you:
- The total points you’ll have from those grades
- The perfect course based on your score
If you don’t know what you want to study at university, we’ll also show you the courses and unis that would be ideal for you.
You can find Whatuni's UCAS points calculator here.
Where can you find courses in Clearing?
If you want to see courses with Clearing spots in popular subjects like Economics, Law and Psychology (and more!), use our snazzy Clearing course search tool. If you enter your grades or your UCAS points total, it'll even give you an idea of how likely it is that the uni will accept your application in Clearing!