You must meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. All qualifications must have been awarded within the last five years (including year of application).

Undergraduate degree or equivalent*

Undergraduate degree
Grade 2:2 honours minimum.
Subject Life science or other health related subject.

*Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2014.

Non-standard entry

Alternative academic qualifications may be considered, however this would be on an individual assessment basis.  If you are unsure of your eligibility for the course, please email our Postgraduate Admissions Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

You may also be required to submit supplementary details such as transcripts and/or asked to complete a short qualifying essay.

International qualifications

We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries. If you would like an admissions officer to review your qualification, please send a copy of it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If your qualification is not in English, please arrange for it to be translated by a certified translator before sending it to us.

If your undergraduate degree contains non-science classes, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you the science matrix GPA calculator. You'll be asked to complete the matrix spreadsheet and return this with your application form for consideration by the course team. 

Indication of international degree equivalence

Name of country
Title of qualification Result
United States Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area
GPA - 3.2
Canada Bachelor's honours degree in a relevant subject area GPA - 3.0
Grade B
China Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area Grade B
Ghana Bachelor's degree from a UK NARIC listed institution in a relevant subject area 2:2
India Bachelor's honours/special degree in a professional and/or relevant subject area (four years in duration) 60%
Pakistan Bachelor's/Master's degree in a relevant subject area (four years in duration) 60%
Nigeria Bachelor's honours degree in a relevant subject area GPA 3.0
Grade C

*Guide only, subject to change.

If your country is not shown, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will assess your degree equivalence.

English language

If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.  

English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you have completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another. However, you are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within one year.


IELTS overall 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each of the sub-test components.

Pearson Test

Pearson (PTE Academic) Test overall 67 with 67 in Listening, 67 in Reading, 67 in Writing, 67 in Speaking.

Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)

Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) with a Pass at Grade B or C (Borderline in all four components) (equivalent to C1).

Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Cambridge English: Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with a Level C1 (Weak in all four components).

Read about English language exceptions

Other essential criteria

Personal statement

You are asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form.


Please provide two satisfactory references to support your application, both dated within the last year (from date of application). One of these must be a recent academic reference and the other should be either a second academic reference or a professional/employer reference.

Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or yourself.

References must be submitted using the Reference Request Form within two weeks of making an application to enrol on this course. References should cover your suitability for the course and your ability to engage in academic processes according to the guidance and questions included on the form.

Health screening

Candidates accepted onto healthcare courses are required to pass occupational health screening. When admitting candidates to study and practise as a health practitioner, St George’s has an obligation to patients and students. If you are concerned about a health issue we strong advise you to contact us prior to applying. All offers of places at St George's are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

All candidates will be asked to be immunised against Hepatitis B for personal safety. If you firmly accept an offer made to you by St George’s you will be sent a confidential health questionnaire and further information about the Hepatitis B screening process.

Police screening

This course will include work with children and vulnerable adults so you are required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. More information about this process will be sent to you as part of the admissions process.

Professional registration

If you are a current healthcare professional or a member of a registered professional body, we ask that you provide details of your registration. If you have had your professional registration suspended or revoked, or undergone a disciplinary/fitness to practise investigation, you will be required to provide further information if selected for interview. You may also be asked to provide full copies of related documentation.

Last Updated: Friday, 17 October 2014 14:46

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