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 A*-C, including maths and English and 2 science subjects
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 + GCSEs, as above. 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. 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 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.
33 points overall, including 3 higher level subjects at minimum of grade 5
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
(Leaving Certificate): BBBBBB including B in English, maths and biology
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BBB, preferably including a science
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.
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.
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.
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 Nursing (Adult) 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.
Selection and Interview
We shortlist applicants against agreed criteria, using the information you submit on your UCAS form only. This includes matching your academic profile, both achieved and predicted grades, to the academic entry requirements for the programme. Your personal statement is an important part of the shortlisting process, as it help us to assess your interest in adult nursing, and gives us an idea of the transferable skills which you will bring to our nursing programme. The reference you provide on the UCAS form must also support your application.
If your UCAS application meets our shortlisting criteria you will be invited for an interview, via e mail, to one of our selection events. These events take place between November and March. You will be allocated to one of the events; if the date is not suitable you need to contact the student education support officer (details given within the invite) and request an alternative date. Non-attendance at an event without explanation will result in your application being automatically rejected, so it is important to regularly check the e mail address you supplied on your UCAS form.
You will have the opportunity to talk to and ask questions of members of academic staff and existing students during the event. Qualified nurses are also involved in our selection events (depending on their availability) and thus you may also talk to them and ask them questions if they are present.
There is the opportunity to look around the university before and after the event, guided tours are not offered. We do have open days, typically these are in June, and the University offers campus tours most Wednesdays during term time – please see the university web site for further details.
School of Healthcare Undergraduate Admissions Policy
UK/EU: See fees section below
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 about home fee status on the UKCISA website. We regret this course is not open to international students.
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.