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).
Entry criteria: 2016 entry
Undergraduate degree or equivalent*
|Grade||2:2 honours minimum.|
|Subject||Life science or other health related subject.|
*Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2016.
If you have a 2:2 honours degree (or accepted equivalent) in an alternative subject (e.g. not in a life/health science subject or related) we would advise you to consider completing the Open University Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences to improve your academic eligibility for the programme.
Indication of international degree equivalence
Name of country
|Title of qualification||Result|
|United States||Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area||
GPA - 3.0
|Canada||Bachelor's honours degree in a relevant subject area||GPA - 3.0
|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
*Guide only, subject to change.
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 If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.
|IELTS||Overall 7.0 with 7.0 in Listening, 7.0 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing and 7.0 in Speaking.|
|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 overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section.|
|Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English)||Cambridge English: Proficiency overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section|
Other essential criteria
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.
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.
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.
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: Thursday, 03 December 2015 16:06