A-level: BBB preferably including a science subject (biology, human biology, chemistry, maths, physics or social sciences, such as psychology).
Not general studies or critical thinking.
GCSE: 5 GCSEs grade C or above / 4 or 5 (if taken after 2016) including Maths, English Language or English Literature and 2 science subjects
Other course specific tests:
You will need to show evidence of study in the last 5 years.
You are required to provide an academic reference, which also includes a statement which attests to (your) character and good standing.
All Foundation degree modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.
Disclosure and barring screening
All successful applicants will also need to pass disclosure and barring screening.
The University has a policy statement on students with criminal records. For the vast majority of students who are resident in the UK the record will be checked via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The DBS check can only include background checks on your time in the UK. A criminal record check from other countries in addition to the UK DBS check may be required. Abroad this may be referred to as a "Certificate of Good Conduct" (CoGC), but the name varies.
Any offer of a place to study Nursing (Mental Health) BSc is conditional upon a satisfactory confidential occupational health assessment, which will include a health questionnaire, and if necessary further telephone consultation and/or an appointment with an occupational health clinician. Screening for serious communicable disease, (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and a review of immunisation status and needs, which includes COVID-19, will also be arranged before beginning your studies.
Access to HE Diploma
45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at distinction and include 12 credits from biology or health-related subjects + 5 GCSE’s A* to C grade in Maths, English, a Science plus two others. The remaining level 3 credits must be at merit level or above. For Access to Higher Education Diplomas completed before September 2014, applicants are required to have 45 credits at level 3 at distinction and include 12 credits from biology or health-related subjects. We strongly advise you to contact the School to discuss the suitability of your chosen Access course. All Access modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF): Distinction/Distinction/Distinction in: Health and Social Care (Health Sciences); Health and Social Care (Health Studies).
All BTEC modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.
34 points overall (15 at higher level) including 3 higher level subjects at minimum of grade 5.
Irish Leaving Certificate (higher Level)
(Leaving Certificate): BBBBBB including B in English, maths and biology.
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB in Advanced Highers and BBBBB at Highers. A science must also be taken at Advanced Higher.
B in an Advanced Higher and BBBBB in Highers. A science must also be taken at Advanced Higher.
BBBBBB in Highers including a science.
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Health & Social Care
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health & Social Care
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
6 science modules if undertaking Level 3 Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent). Applicants will be considered who take the Level 3 Award (1 A-level equivalent) or the Certificate (2 A-level certificate) but one of their other qualifications would need to be the equivalent of an A level in the Physical Sciences (Biology, chemistry or Physics).
Students will need to have completed 2 mandatory modules and 3 from option group 1 and 1 from option group 2. Grade A (overall) is accepted.
All CACHE modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected
|HSC CM6 Infection prevention and control in health and social care||Mandatory|
|HSC DM3.1 Anatomy and physiology for health and social care||Mandatory|
|HSC CM 02 Biochemistry for health||Option Group 1|
|HSC CM 07 Genetics in health and social care||Option Group 1|
|HSC CM 011 Microbiology for health||Option Group 1|
|HSC CM 013 Physiology of coordination||Option Group 1|
|HSC CM 015 Science of nutrition||Option Group 1|
|HSC DM 09 Pharmacology||Option Group 2|
|HSC DM 010 Physiology of ageing||Option Group 2|
Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Programme (CFGO): Successful completion of the year with an overall score of at least 60%
Interdisciplinary Foundation Programme (PHE): Successful completion of the year with an overall score of at least 60%
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
Were committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.
Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer
A level: BCC
GCSE: All subjects at Grade 4 (C) including English, Maths and Science.
Access to Leeds: Pass.
International Foundation Year
International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may be able to study the University of Leeds International Foundation Year. This gives you the opportunity to study on campus, be taught by University of Leeds academics and progress onto a wide range of Leeds undergraduate courses. Find out more about International Foundation Year programmes.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 7.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
For a guide on how to apply for a place and what to expect, please read our Applicant journey page.
The School of Healthcare does not normally participate in the UCAS Extra scheme for entry onto the Nursing (Mental Health) BSc degree course. You must tell us in your UCAS application if you want to defer entry and if you have any prior criminal convictions.
International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
We shortlist applicants against agreed criteria, using the information you submit on your UCAS form only. You must meet the academic entry requirement for the programme. Your academic background and personal statement help us to assess your interest in the academic subject and are an important part of the process. The reference you provide on the UCAS form must also support your application, this should be an academic reference, which also includes a statement which attests to (your) character and good standing.
If your UCAS application meets our shortlisting criteria, you will be invited to undertake a virtual interview. This may take place via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Blackboard Collaborate.
Recruitment events take place between December and April.
You’ll be allocated to one of the events; if the date is not suitable you need to contact the student education support officer and request an alternative date (email@example.com). Non-attendance at an event without explanation will result in your application being automatically rejected.
International admissions process
All applicants for nursing programmes must meet the entry requirements, are required to be interviewed. Interviews may be conducted face-to-face or remotely via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Blackboard Collaborate and will be arranged with the applicant for a specific date and time.
Following applicant shortlisting by the School of Healthcare Admissions Team, applicants will be invited to undertake an interview subject to relevant entry criteria attainment as identified below.
Information pertaining to the International English Language Testing System qualification “IELTS” is available above.
UK: See fees section below
International: £25,250 (per year)
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2022/23
For UK full-time undergraduate students starting in 2022/23 the fee will be £9,250. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by the government and may vary if policy changes.
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for UK full-time undergraduate students for 2023/24 have been agreed by the UK Government and will remain at the current fee level of £9,250. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by the government and may vary if policy changes.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for international students for 2023/24 should be available on individual course pages from September 2022.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
All applicants need to ensure cognisance of the financial implications before applying to the School of Healthcare and that there may be a requirement to provide a financial guarantee of funding for three years. The status of a student as being a home or overseas student is based upon residential status and not nationality. Where a prospective student is an overseas citizen living within the UK they should contact the Admissions Team at the School of Healthcare, firstname.lastname@example.org regardless of their residential status, to verify their fees status.
The course length is 3 years. Students will have to pay for Occupational Health clearance and immunisations (cost will vary dependent on individual needs of student and course requirements as well as any additional Occupational Health appointments and treatment needed during the programme. Other additional costs associated with the programme, which require consideration include visas and travel to and from placement. Applicants for all Undergraduate programmes at the School of Healthcare require a Criminal Record check, which will be undertaken as part of the visa application.
Additional cost information
<p><h4>All students</h4><p>You will be provided with 3 sets of uniforms. Additional uniforms, if required, can be purchased at a cost of £25 per uniform (subject to change).</p><h4>Additional costs for all students</h4><ul><li><p>Students may wish to purchase recommended text books and digital devices/laptops.</p></li><li><p>Students will need to purchase black shoes for placement.</p></li><li><p>Students will be required to pay for printing of assessment work and photocopying of articles if needed.</p></li><li><p>Students will have to pay for travel costs to and from placement.</p></li><li><p>If a study abroad module is chosen, there will be additional costs for travel, visas and accommodation whilst abroad.</p></li></ul><h4>Additional costs for home students</h4><ul><li><p>Signing up to the DBS update service (currently £13 per year).</p></li></ul><h4>Additional costs for international students</h4><ul><li>After accepting a place on the programme international students will have to pay for occupational health clearance and immunisations (cost will vary dependent on individual needs of student), as well as a police check in their country of origin.</li></ul></p>
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.
Students in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions access (other than those subject to transitional arrangements) are able to access student loans to cover the cost of their tuition fees and means tested support for living costs. You can find more information about this funding by visiting the NHS Business Services Authority website.
NHS Learning Support Fund
The Government has confirmed the details of the Learning Support Fund, which includes a non-repayable, non-means-tested grant of £5,000 per year, a Specialist subject payment: of £1,000 for all nursing and midwifery degrees) and Parental Support of £2,000 for a student who has parental responsibility for a child under the age of 15 years or under 17 years if they are registered with special educational needs. There will also be reimbursement of any additional expenses practice placements travel expenses and an Exceptional Support Fund: a grant of up to £3,000 per academic year for students who find themselves in unforeseen financial hardship. More details can be found on the NHS Business Services Authority website.
How to apply
Details of how to access these funding streams can be found on the NHS Business Services Authority website.