If you meet the minimum entry requirements set out below, you will be considered for interview.

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Entry criteria: 2017 entry

Undergraduate degree or equivalent*

Undergraduate degree
Grade 2:2.
Additional requirement Applicants should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum second class degree (2.2) as a health or social care professional.

Non-standard entry

Qualified Health and Social Care practitioners (without first degrees) that can demonstrate evidence of either a contribution to the development of practice, or appropriate other study, are also encouraged to apply. Alternative professional qualifications may be considered and applicants holding these qualifications are encouraged to submit an application form. Non-standard candidates may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts) and/or asked to complete a short qualifying essay.

*Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2016. Failure to comply with this may result in withdrawal of offer by St George's.

International qualifications

Qualified health and social care practitioners with UK second class (2:2) honours degree or international equivalent 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 sgul.ac.uk/international 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 If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.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 required to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form.


You will be expected to 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. All references will be considered on an individual basis.

Your referee should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. It is not permitted for family, friends, partners or ex-partners to write your reference. References supplied should cover your suitability for the programme and ability to engage in academic processes according to the guidance and questions included on the Reference Request Form. Should you, or your referee, require further guidance regarding the reference itself please do not hesitate to contact the postgraduate admissions officer.

References will need to be submitted using the Reference Request Form available to download below.

References will need to be returned confidentially by your appointed referees to the postgraduate admissions officer (contact details can be found on the Reference Request Form). References supplied directly by you will not be accepted. Please note that all supporting references should be received by the postgraduate admissions officer two weeks after application submission, at the latest.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:06