Not general studies or critical thinking.
GCSE: 5 A*-C, including maths and English
Access to HE Diploma
45 credits at level 3, which must be at distinction + GCSEs, as above. We strongly advise you to contact the School to discuss the suitability of your chosen Access course. We consider Access Courses to be suitable for mature applicants (21 plus) who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF): Distinction/Distinction/Distinction All BTEC modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.
34 points overall, including 3 higher level subjects at minimum of grade 5
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
(Leaving Certificate): AABBBB including English and maths
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
ABB in any subject. We accept all subjects for the remaining grades.
Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Programme (CFGO): Successful completion of the year with an overall score of at least 65%
Interdisciplinary Foundation Programme (PHE): Successful completion of the year with an overall score of at least 65%
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
You will need to show evidence of study in the last 5 years.
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.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Healthcare Undergraduate Admissions Team.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes.
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.
The School of Healthcare does not normally participate in the UCAS Extra scheme for entry onto the Social Work degree course. You must tell us in your UCAS application if you want to defer entry and if you have any prior criminal convictions.
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.
Shortlisted applicants are normally invited for interview at the School of Healthcare between November and April. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about the course, meet staff and students and look at School of Healthcare and University facilities.
The interview follows a structured format, whilst the questions asked may vary to some degree they are all similarly devised to allow each candidate the same opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of, understanding of, and aptitude for social work. The interview panel will then score the applicant against agreed criteria.
School of Healthcare Undergraduate Admissions Policy
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £19,750 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2017, the fee for 2017/18 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2018 will be confirmed in September 2017.
The fee is likely to increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% for 2017/18 was based on the government’s forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.
The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students starting in 2017 will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans for the duration of their course. Read the full government statement
The UK government has also confirmed that non-UK EU students in 2018-19 will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Additional cost information
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.
Since 2013 the numbers of social work bursaries at each university have been capped nationally for each individual social work programme.
Bursaries are not available for year one of BA programmes. We currently have 30 bursaries for the BA Social Work at University of Leeds for students in years two and three. We will recommend students for the social work bursary on the basis of their academic performance at the exam board in July, at the end of the first academic year. This ranking will be sent to NHS Bursaries. The final decision on eligibility for bursaries remains with NHS Bursaries.
All students must currently apply for a bursary in order to be eligible for a contribution towards their travel expenses while on placement in years 2 and 3. It is a condition of continuing on the programme that you apply for a bursary, as the placement funding is dependent on this.
The bursary system is currently under review. Find out more at NHS Bursaries.