You will need to 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).

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Entry criteria: 2017 entry

Undergraduate degree or equivalent*

You should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum second class degree 2.2 in a health or social care degree, or related subject.

International qualifications

UK second class (2:2) honours degree or international equivalent in a subject which offers an appropriate grounding in science, physiology or health or social care. All qualifications must have been awarded within the last five years (including year of application). Qualified health and social care practitioners (with or without first degrees) who can demonstrate evidence of either a contribution to the development of practice, or appropriate other study, are encouraged to apply.

International applicants who do not hold a first degree equivalent to a UK honours degree studied in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration, will be required to present an English language qualification. Please check for details.

English Language

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

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 If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.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 6.5 with 6.0 in Listening, 6.0 in Reading, 6.0 in Writing and 6.0 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

Read about English language exceptions

Other essential criteria

Personal statement

You will be 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.

Last Updated: Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:27