How to Apply: Academic requirements

So, what do we look for in you? Well, being a high-calibre student with a good academic record is always a good start. But there’s much more to it than that.

Our decision to offer you a place will be based on a well-rounded view, taking several factors into account. Naturally, your application form will play an important part in the first stage of our decision. Here we’ll be looking at three key areas: your academic results, experiences and interests – and of course, how you perform in our exercises.

KPMG360° Audit School Leaver Programme
Age 16+ GCSEs – A*-C in five subjects, including Maths and English Language GCSE English Language and Maths – minimum B grade
Scotland - A minimum of five Standard Grades at grades 1-3 which must include Maths and English (or equivalent Intermediate/National 5 qualification) Scotland - A minimum of a grade 2 for Standard Grade Maths and English (or equivalent Intermediate/National 5 qualification)
Age 18+ Minimum of 104 UCAS Points under the new UCAS tarfiff points systems or 260 UCAS points if completed studies before 2017 (e.g. BCC at A-Level or equivalent qualifications not including General Studies). A Levels – minimum ABB (not including General Studies)
Scotland - Equivalent to 104 UCAS points under the new UCAS tariff points systems or 260 UCAS points if completed studies before 2017 across Highers and Advanced Highers (e.g. BBBB) Scotland – University of Birmingham - Highers: AABBB. If you hold Advanced Highers you’ll need an Advanced Higher at A grade and Highers at grades BBBC or alternatively Advanced Highers at AB and Highers at grades BBC.
IB – University of Birmingham - 32 points overall, plus 5 in Mathematics or Further Mathematics at Standard Level or 4 at Higher Level; or 6 in Mathematical Studies at Standard Level; 5 in English at Standard Level or 4 in English at Higher Level

Applicants outside the UK, please be aware that you must have the legal right to work in the country, as we’re unable to consider anybody who needs a work permit.

The requirements above are intended as a guideline. We’re more than happy for you to get in touch if you have extenuating circumstances, alternative qualifications or need some advice. Please contact us on

To find out more information about UCAS tariff points please visit the UCAS Tariff Points Calculator. Please note for the KPMG360° we do accept BTEC qualifications as equivalent qualification.

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